Author: Heather Quinlan

Pregnant With Satan?s Spawn Or Just Hormonal? “Rosemary?s Baby”

A young woman finds herself trapped in a web of deceit, betrayal, and Satanism in Ira Levin?s 1966 classic, ?Rosemary?s Baby.? Written the same year Time magazine printed their infamous ?Is God Dead?? issue, the book reflects Baby Boomers? changing values against those of the Tommy Dorsey era. (Or should I say the Frank Sinatra…

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Slushpile Gets SPOOKY with Ghost Story

Four elderly gentlemen gather once a week to tell ghost stories by the fire in Peter Straub?s aptly-titled ?Ghost Story,? a tale as old-fashioned as its main characters and frightening enough to give its readers a sleepless night or two. [amazon_link asins=’110198919X,B004SS1MJI’ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’wristwatchrev-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’47534940-bdda-11e7-beab-8b9e4fe92b87′] Known as the Chowder Society, these well-to-do inhabitants of…

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Mark Halperin’s Career, or: How Low Can You Go?

Mark Halperin?s sudden fall from grace began after five women disclosed he was as frightening as any Halloween spectre: accounts of unwanted physical advances while he was the political director for ABC News have caused Penguin Press to kill his upcoming (and as yet untitled) book. In a statement to CNN, Penguin asserted that, ?In…

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