Just an Ordinary Day

I always though Shirley Jackson wrote The Lottery – one of the 20th century’s most anthologized short stories – and The Haunting of Hill House, then died at the age of 48 and it was all a terrible waste of an enormously promising career. Wrong. This woman wrote. In her short life – and while …

The Partner

I continue to admire John Grisham. He has a startling ability to keep you turning the pages, to make you want to read ‘just one more chapter’ until your eyelids droop and you can’t keep the words in focus anymore. A lot of it’s pacing. He never repeats an incident; something new is always happening. …

High Citadel

Back to the days of adventure. A plane carrying a group of stranded passengers crash lands in the Andes. On board is a local politician that the communists who run the country want to assassinate. Since they’ll have to kill all the other passengers too, because they’re witnesses, the passengers fight back. But they're unarmed …