Book 46: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

I’m not ashamed to say I bought this one on the strength of that cover. Sure, 80s nostalgia is fast reaching saturation point – thanks a lot Stranger Things – but I’m still enjoying it.

The 80s were in many ways the heyday of horror, giving us everything from Nightmare on Elm Street to The Evil Dead; Friday the 13th to The Fly; Poltergeist to The Thing to The Shining. Continue reading “Book 46: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix”

Book 45: First Person by Richard Flanagan

In 1991 a struggling young Australian writer by the name of Richard Flanagan was given an offer he couldn’t refuse: $10,000 to ghostwrite an autobiography in just six weeks.

The subject? John Friedrich, who was at the time Australia’s most notorious – and mysterious – conman. A man who, much like a novelist, made a living by blending fact and fiction; by finding and exploiting the verisimilitude of lies. Continue reading “Book 45: First Person by Richard Flanagan”