‘The Sentinel’ (1974)–Book Review

I’m currently going through a phase.  Much like my tastes in music, I haven’t bought a “new” book in forever.  There’s just something about finding a treasure of a used book at a used book store, yard sale or eBay auction. For the right book, I’ll spring for a hardback first edition, but I’ve bought a ton of horror paperbacks lately.  Many of these you can find for under 10 bucks, shipping included. 1974’s The Sentinel is one such book. Take a look at any number of “Best Horror Novels…

Tyson’s Reading Update–July, 2017

I’ve been bad. Very bad. I’ve neglected to post any substantial articles on this website for far too long and I intend to change that starting today.  So with that, here’s a quick look at a few of the books I’m currently reading.  As in the past, I’ll give you the rundown on a hard copy, eBook and audiobook. The Hard Copy   I know, it’s shocking.  I was a very late Harry Potter bloomer and I’m just now on the final book.  I tried to replicate the real experience…

Phantasm: RaVager (2016)- “You play a good game, boy…”

(originally published on horrorgeeklife.com) …but the game is finished, now you die! In an age where original, iconic horror films seem to be getting fewer and further between, sometimes what we need to salvage a Friday night is pizza, beer, and another installment in a tried and true horror franchise. Enter Phantasm: RaVager.   The fifth film in Don Coscarelli’s beloved Phantasm franchise hit a limited number of theaters on October 7th, and as a lifelong fan of the movies, I was happy to sit down and watch this one…

Alien: Out of the Shadows audiobook review

This review was originally published on another site I do freelance work for, horrorgeeklife.com , which you should totally check out….   They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. Luckily for me, the same rule applies whey you’re alone in your car during an hour long commute to your day job. I recently had the pleasure of reading–err, listening to–the full cast production of Tim Lebbon’s Alien: Out of the Shadows on Audible. Set 35 years after the original Alien film, Alien: Out of the Shadows…

Smashwords Interview with Tyson

Recently I was interviewed on Smashwords.com.  The link to the interview is below: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/anthonyhanks You can download the digital copy of “Greetings from Barker Marsh” for most platforms by visiting Smashwords here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/666810    

“Crota” Book Review

In 1996 Owl Goingback released his debut novel, Crota, and I’ll be damned if he didn’t end up winning a Bram Stoker award with it. And it’s for good reason. The book is excellent.  I’ll give you the quick synopsis and then my thoughts on the book. Mutilated bodies begin showing up in a small Missouri community, and the local police chief finds himself investigating the grisly discoveries.  At first he fears there may be a bear prowling the countryside, but after his own encounter he realizes that the beast…

“The Illustrated Man” book review

  The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (1951) I’ve mentioned before that I only recently explored the works of Ray Bradbury.  It’s interesting, because I feel like the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  I feel like his work is more timely now that it would have been had I started reading him when I was a teen.  Recurring themes in Bradbury’s fiction are the dangers of emerging technology and xenophobia.  Spend fifteen minutes watching any news channel today and you’ll see that these are still two very relevant issues.  Looking…

Tyson’s Reading Update, August 13th, 2016

It’s a new month, and I’ve got a whole new lineup of books I’m reading.  I have so much stuff to read, it’s insane.  But being able to “read” three or more books at a time across different mediums is really helping chip away at the list. Here’s what I’ve got going this month:           The Physical Book The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  I’m less than 100 pages in, but I really like what I’ve read so far.  It’s creepy…