Berserk’s Kentaro Miura

Image of Guts sitting with his back against the scenery and his sword beside him.

I’ve been sitting here starting a blinking cursor for a while now, trying to put words to paper on the passing of Kentaro Miura, the creator of the famed manga Berserk. I don’t think I can put it any better than what I’ve already said in my article “Kentaro Miura & Berserk: Finding Hope in Insurmountable Darkness” for Funimation. But write-ups for other websites come with things like word counts, so here’s a little more on my experience with Berserk and the passing of one of the great creators of our time.

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Review – Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2)

Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2)
By: Rachel Caine
Release Date: December 12th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake

We’re back at Stillhouse Lake and things for Gwen and the kids haven’t gotten any easier. Especially not now since her psychotic ex Melvin has broken out of prison and is coming after Gwen and the kids.

Review – Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
By: Rachel Caine
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake
Award: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery & Thriller (2017)

So, obviously I have a thing for thrillers. And crime stories. And mysteries. A fast-paced book that takes off from the first sentence is definitely my cup of tea.

Gina Royal had the perfect life. Two kids, a home in the suburbs, a husband that works hard. That all disappeared when a drunk driver crashed into her family’s garage…and revealed her husband is a serial killer.

Now she’s on the run with her kids while her husband rots in jail and Gina is now Gwen and she has to keep them moving to stay safe. When the land in the small, quiet town of Stillhouse Lake Gwen thinks maybe, just maybe, they’ve found a new place to call home. Online vigilantes haven’t found her yet, the people in town don’t appear to know her face from the news and her kids are settling in.

Review – Twelve Nights at Rotter House by J.W. Ocker

Twelve Nights at Rotter House
By: J.W. Ocker
Release Date: Nov 19, 2019
Publisher: Turner

J.W. Ocker’s Twelve Nights at Rotter House is horror novel set in a classic haunted house. This is by no means Ocker’s first work. He has written numerous books about creepy or otherwise odd locations across New England, including Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, which won an Edgar Award in 2015.

Izumi Suzuki’s Terminal Boredom – Review

Terminal Boredom
By: Izumi Suzuki
Translator: Polly Barton, Sam Bett, David Boyd, Daniel Joseph, Aiko Masubuchi, Helen O’Horan
Release Date: April 20, 2021
Publisher: Verso
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)

Izumi Suzuki is a Japanese author whose science fiction works left a lasting impact on the genre and should have been translated into English long ago. Thankfully, this collection has begun the overdue task of bringing her work to a much wider international audience. Terminal Boredom is a collection of some of her short fiction translated into English and bound together in this 240 page volume.