Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”

My decision to re-read books of my past, and review them, continues with “The Great Gatsby”. “The Great Gatbsy” is one of those books that seems to be an assigned reading multiple times throughout one’s “formal” education. The first time I recall being assigned to read this was in 11th grade. And the second time […]

Review of George Orwell’s “1984”

This is one of those books that is hard to do justice with a review. The copy that I read, borrowed from my best friend, has a preface by Walter Cronkite written in 1983, and an afterword by Eric Fromm in 1961. I’ll share a little bit of each of these before I write my […]

Review of “Gerald’s Game” by Stephen King

At first, it might seem odd why a young man, with a critical penchant, would decide to subject himself to a story in which, no doubt, the subject matter would be ripe for critique. Why does a man subject himself to something he hates, only to complain about it? It must be that he actually enjoys the […]

Review of Stephen King’s “It”

It’s too damn long. Part of the problem is seeing the movie before reading the book. I knew there was going to be a spider, so I wanted to get to that part. That probably diminished some of my enjoyment of the story. Not entirely, however. I like King’s horror and gruesomeness, but I didn’t […]

Review of 2017’s “It”

Saw the movie “It” yesterday. I knew it wasn’t going to be as good as the first miniseries, so I wouldn’t say that I was disappointed. It was a CGI shitfest. Hollywood keeps churning them out because people keep buying the tickets. I guess most people enjoy the ugly patchwork of CGI “action” (or, at […]

A SCATHING (entertaining) review of my poetry collection, and my response.

Reviewer: If you can get past the first two poems with a straight face, I’d be really impressed. Picked this at random as first selection of Kindle Unlimited trial because “who knows? Indie poetry might be neat and 3 stars can’t be that bad!” and… I have never regretted opening a book before now. If someone […]

A reviewer compared me to Elliott Rodger. Amazon deleted my response, obviously. Just enjoy the link below for entertainment.

Here is the review. Feminism. Offensive. Economics. Libertarianism and Capitalism. Liberalism.

A Bad Review on One of My Stories Helped Me Analyze It for Myself

I just thought of a good analysis of my story “Dark” based on this review. A good interpretation of why I use those words so often is because of how often they are used in society fearfully and judgmentally. So thanks for your negative review, reviewer. You helped me analyze my own piece of work […]

Follow the Leader

Oh, Cody. Why do you write anything? Why do you do this to yourself? The brain thinks. It plays your shortcomings on a loop. Your head is a fucking mess. The filing cabinet is the skull: everything is just strewn about in absolute disorganization. Why not just keep it in your head? Why ever withdraw […]