Category: Video Review

Video Review: The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas

Today Kim is bringing you a video review of The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas. Kim apologizes in advance as she has no clue how to pronounce the author’s last name!

The Good Demon
Author: Jimmy Cajoleas

Published: September 18, 2018
320 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl’s exorcism—and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon.

Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots. As she searches for Her, she must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will. Vivid and sharp, The Good Demon tells the unusual story of friendship amid dark Gothic horror.

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Purchase Links:
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Misery By Stephen King: A Book Review and Movie Comparison

Today Kim is going to bring you a book review and movie comparison to Stephen King’s Misery:

Misery
Author: Stephen King

Published: June 8, 1987
422 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 5 stars

Book Description:

Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain. In a controversial career move, he’s just killed off the popular protagonist of his beloved romance series in favor of expanding his creative horizons. But such change doesn’t come without consequences. After a near-fatal car accident in rural Colorado leaves his body broken, Paul finds himself at the mercy of the terrifying rescuer who’s nursing him back to health—his self-proclaimed number one fan, Annie Wilkes. Annie is very upset over what Paul did to Misery, and demands that he find a way to bring her back by writing a new novel—his best yet, and one that’s all for her. After all, Paul has all the time in the world to do so as a prisoner in her isolated house…and Annie has some very persuasive and violent methods to get exactly what she wants….

Kim’s Review:

This is easily my favorite of King’s books that I’ve read so far. The movie was brilliant, in almost every way. So of course, I needed to read the book. And the book was brilliant as well! It’s a fascinating look at obsession. As a book nerd who has favorite authors that I adore, I totally understand Annie’s fangirling through the whole book. How Paul deals with her would fit in just fine in any Criminal Minds episode. Throw in Annie’s obvious mental illness and high functioning, she’s terrifying! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who likes criminal psychology. Spending all the reading time analyzing and considering just adds another level of enjoyment! I really liked this book!


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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth

Today Kim is bringing you a video review of the graphic novel Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth
Series: Batman: One-Shots

Author: Grant Morrison
Illustrator: Dave McKean
First Published: January 1, 1989
216 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 5 stars

Graphic Novel Description:

In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham’s detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools’ Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight’s own sanity is placed in jeopardy.

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