Coming Soon: Book Review – Pipeliner

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For seventeen-year-old Jason Krabb, high school life in 1990s Idaho is a world of cargo shorts, cassette tapes, and junk food. Plagued equally by algebra and puberty, Jason sets out to find a girlfriend and become a rock guitarist. His quest is irreversibly jolted when he attends a bonfire and meets an alluring girl from the other side of town and a rag tag crew who are bringing gas lines through the desert in order to keep the lights on in Portland and Seattle, places where Jason hopes to find his nirvana as a guitarist.

Meanwhile, things deteriorate at home. Jason’s pediatrician mom, Leah, sadly faces the twilight of her parenting years while his father, Curtis, contends with the enormity of running a big ticket research laboratory and coming to terms with his son’s wayward path.

Pipeliner is at once a coming of age love story and a comical timestamp of early 90s family life. Set in the fictional Idaho town of Helen Springs, pop. 58,000, its characters are as vibrant as the lofty peaks and purple sunsets of the high desert. Here we find rich farmers, poor ranchers, dutiful Mormons, government honchos, disgruntled vets, drug-dealing bruisers, irksome teachers, and spirited students, all doing their best to keep the lights on.

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Book Review: 77 Shadow Street – The Horror of Boredom

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I am almost 90% sure that Dean Koontz did not actually write this book. And if he did, his editor should be subjected to a dramatic reading of this utterly bland and lifeless novel. It has taken me 8 months to get halfway. I was so ridiculously bored that, I have to admit, I gave up. I didn’t believe it was possible, especially after the dino porn and the meth whore and the 50 Shades of Fuck Off, but a book has bested me. Continue reading

Movie Review: Evil Dead – If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!

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Genre: Horror

Director: Fede Alvarez

Running Time: 91 Minutes

“We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.”

― Douglas Preston, The Monster of Florence

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