Sunday Update! Art by Janny Wurts Marion: I finished the Veronica Roth novella Arch-Conspirator, that Bill recommended, and thought it was very good. Now I’m halfway through a thriller by Paula McLain called When the Stars Go Dark. It’s set in the village of Mendocino, CA, and other north-coastal spots in 1993. While it’s well-written, the blending of her fictional missing-girl story with the real-life Polly Klaas is a little hard to take. That case isn’t abstract history for me–I remember it vividly. I’m sticking with the book though.

Sandy: Moi? I am currently reading the final book that Scottish-born author John Taine wrote; his marvelously titled novel G.O.G. 666. The copy of the book that I own is the first-edition, 1954 hardcover from Fantasy Press. I look forward to sharing some thoughts on this one with you all shortly….

Terry:  I’m reading Owen Hill’s The Curator, but so far it hasn’t grabbed me. I guess I should have been warned off by the comparison to Dickens, whose work also doesn’t grab me!


  • Tim Scheidler

    TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.