When Plot Holes Don’t Matter

The sheriff’s intervention comes under the heading of what we have discussed many times before: “Why don’t they go to the police?” I’ve always replied, “They don’t go to the police because it’s dull.” -Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock by Truffaut: The Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock This quote is from a 1965 interview of Alfred Hitchcock, …

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Worth a Read: Water for Elephants

In last week’s post about preparing for NaNo, I mentioned Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, since it was born out of a NaNoWriMo project and because it’s just a really good novel. I tend to stay in my comfort zone of genre fiction and rarely step outside of it, but this is one of …

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Worth a Read: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

This post kicks off an occasional series where I’ll be recommending books. The recommendations aren’t limited to a particular genre or time period; instead, they must meet the following criteria: They’re good reads. Whether they’re bestsellers or standout independent publications, I firmly believe that they are well-written and enjoyable. They have one or more elements, …

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