Monday, May 21, 2012

May 2012 "Wrap-Up"

Best Book of the Month:
'Pavlov's Dogs' - by: D. L. Snell & Thom Brannan
(Zombies, Werewolves, and Armageddon - what more needs to be said?)

'Throttle' - by: Joe Hill & Stephen King
(a short story written by father & son - inspired by Richard Matheson's 'Duel' - I was completely unaware that this story even existed! I came across it, by chance, browsing on my Nook...
I love 'Duel' - both the original story and the movie! - and 'Throttle' does both justice!)

Other books that I read this month:
'Deadlocked' - by: Charlaine Harris
(this is the 12th book in the "Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood" series)

'Tribesmen' - by: Adam Cesare
(this is one of the books published by e-book publisher Ravenous Shadows - of whom the editor-in-chief is none other than John Skipp - of splatterpunk horror fame!
You can read this book, easily, in a few short hours.
I will definitely be checking out more books published by Ravenous Shadows...)

'Not a Fan' - by: Kyle Idleman
(this is a book about becoming a completely committed follower of Jesus - not just a fan!)
I know it doesn't seem to belong in the list above, but anyone who really knows me, knows that I am a Christian - albeit one who struggles with his love of horror...

Best Movie of the Month:
no shocker here - The Avengers
(no better way to see it, than in IMAX 3-D!)

I'm not even going to try to give a 2nd place this month - everything paled in comparison to The Avengers...

Other movies that I watched this month:
Prophecy (all 5 movies - I came across all 5 movies, on 2 discs, in a $5 bin... I saw the 1st one, when it came out, and really enjoyed it - the 2nd one, not so much - so I never bothered with the other 3, until now. Having watched them all, I really only like the 1st & 3rd one - I can do without the others)
We Bought a Zoo
Sand Sharks
Nude Nuns with Big Guns
Let the Bullets Fly
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Hessians MC
One for the Money
The Devil Inside
The Witches of Oz
The Woman in Black

Best iPhone App of the Month:
(You may have noticed that both my reading list and movies watched seemed a little short this month - that is because of Swordigo... a great little game, in the tradition of Zelda, with aspects of Metroid thrown in for good measure)

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7

I also have to mention 'The Daily' - an excellent Newsstand app that is well worth the subscription cost!
Covers everything from world news to entertainment and technology, all in short, little, precise snippets - just how I like my news!

Until next month,


P.S. You can always look me up on Google+, if you don't want to wait until the end of the month. 
I sometimes post things a little early, as I read or watch them, on there...


eddie lydecker said...

Jason, have you read the comments section over on "Soiled Sinema's" reveiw of "Island of Lost Souls" (the comments section remember not the reveiw itself) ?, its a scream and it arguably represents "The Hamster" at his brilliant best, happy reading my old mate.

thebonebreaker said...


"the hamster" sounds a lot like "the sneering (homo-phobic) snob" to me...

You wouldn't be the "one & the same" would you?

steve prefontaine said...

Are "Jervaise Brooke Hamster" and "The Sneering (Homo-Phobic) Snob" one & the same ?, well they are, but only when they`re not being "Eddie lydecker" or "Teddy Crescendo".

thebonebreaker said...

Ah, I see, M-P-S... ;-)

Anonymous said...

yes, these are ALL the same one-note idiot who is spoiling my reading pleasure all over the internet.