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Historical Happening – James Joyce & Ulysses

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, kindle, legends, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/02/2017 by Edward Brock

James Joyce was born on this day, in 1882.

And his door-stopping novel, Ulysses, was published (in a single book form)–on this day, in 1922. It was originally serialized in the magazine, The Little Review.

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Historical Happening – Stephen King

Posted in adventure, amazon, books, classic horror, comic books, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, folklore, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, horror films, kindle, kobo, legends, literature, lovecraft, macabre, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, nook, scary, sci-fi, stephen king, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/21/2016 by Edward Brock

The King of Horror was born on this day–in 1947.

His importance to the world of literature–especially Horror–cannot be overstated. He truly is the “King”.

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Historical Happening–The Hobbit

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One of the most important books (especially in Fantasy literature) was published on this day in 1937.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien popularized modern Fantasy and is still loved by fans to this day.

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Stranger Things

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, horror, kids, legends, macabre, middle grade, monster movies, monsters, movies, Netflix, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/18/2016 by Edward Brock
So loved this show.
It’s like a mash-up of Stand By Me/Alien/Super 8.
or
Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg by way of Guillermo Del Toro.
This is the kind of story I loved to read when I was a kid–and the kind of story I want to write, especially for kids. Everyone should watch this.
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Horror Paperback Additions

Posted in books, classic horror, collectibles, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fiction, history, horror, literature, monster, reading, scary, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/23/2016 by Edward Brock

As a collector of Horror Paperbacks, I’m always on the lookout for books I don’t have. It’s always nice to find little gems for my bookshelf.

Found these 3 recently.

This edition (Avon–1968) of John Christopher’s The Little People is a hard-to-find book. Probably because of the Nazi symbols on the cover. Though the book is much more subdued than the cover suggests.

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The other 2 are from the 80’s Zebra Publishing imprint. Lots of fun, cheesy covers–but I so loved them. (I also really miss Rick Hautala).

Historical Happening–Legend of Hell House

Posted in classic horror, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fiction, Film, ghosts, history, horror, horror films, legends, literature, macabre, movies, scary, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , , on 06/15/2016 by Edward Brock

Historical Happening:

My favorite haunted house film–The Legend of Hell House–was released today in 1973. (It’s based on the novel–my favorite haunted house novel–by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay).

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Historical Happening – 1984 is published

Posted in books, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, ebook, fiction, Film, history, life, literature, movies, News, politics, reading, sci-fi, Uncategorized, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/08/2016 by Edward Brock

Historical Happening:
Today was the release date for a novel that is still relevant–maybe even more so–today. George Orwell’s 1984. It was first published, in London, on this day in 1949.

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