The Abominable Summit: Mt. Everest is a Nazi’s Dream

I can't talk about Summit by Harry Farthing without talking about The Abominable by Dan Simmons. Both involve such striking parallels that one necessarily invokes the other. Let's see...Mount Everest? Check. Nazis? Check. Invocations of George Lee Mallory, the famous "lost" Everest climber? Check's in the mail! I wasn't expecting much from Summit, to be honest. As part of a... Continue Reading →

Are you Afraid of the Dark? Certain Dark Things by M.J. Pack/Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (50 Scariest Reads)

I just finished watching a movie called Lights Out, a tidy little horror film about a malevolent force that's only visible in darkness. A trope that's been done before (Darkness Falls; Vanishing on 7th Street ) this might be about the best. If you plan to watch it, skip the trailer, since most of the good scares are spoiled there.... Continue Reading →

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