Category: Books

Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Halloweeners by J.H. Reynolds (MonsterStreet #2)

Title: The Halloweeners (MonsterStreet #2) Author: J.H. Reynolds Published: 2019 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books — Fisher is excited to finally join up with his new friends, and become a member of the Halloweeners, which is a group that is obsessed with all things Halloween. Unfortunately for him, he finds himself grounded on Halloween night because…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Title: Rosemary’s Baby Author: Ira Levin Published: 1967 Publisher: Random House Audiobook Narrator: Mia Farrow — It took me a long time to finally sit down and watch the Roman Polanski directed Rosemary’s Baby. Not because I didn’t want to see, but because I just didn’t take the time to watch it until relatively recently….


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Bentley Little’s The Handyman

Title: The Handyman Author: Bentley Little Published: 2017 Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Audiobook Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla — The Handyman is the fourth Bentley Little novel I’ve finished in the past month, and I’ve officially completed all of his novels that are currently available on Hoopla. Clearly I enjoy Little’s writing, or I wouldn’t be…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Consultant by Bentley Little

Title: The Consultant Author: Bentley Little Published: 2015 Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Audiobook Narrator: Ramiz Monsef — Have you ever had the experience that the creator of that book or movie you’re consuming doesn’t quite “get” what they’re talking about because they happen to be referencing something you’re intimately familiar with? That’s the feeling that…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Influence by Bentley Little

Title: The Influence Author: Bentley Little Published: 2013 Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Audiobook Narrator: Joe Barrett — Sometimes an author hits you right in the gut, and you’re forced to read more of what they wrote. That’s what happened to me with Bentley Little. After I finished The Haunted, I had to read more of…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Haunted by Bentley Little

Title: The Haunted Author: Bentley Little Published: 2012 Publisher: Penguin Putnam Audiobook Narrator: Dan Butler — It’s odd to think that I started collecting books before I was a movie collector because, until a couple years ago, one of my defining characteristics was my movie collection. When I was in grad school, though, I happened…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Boy Who Cried Werewolf by J.H. Reynolds (MonsterStreet #1)

Title: The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (MonsterStreet #1) Author: J.H. Reynolds Published: 2019 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books — R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series is what got me into reading when I was young. My parents would read to me at night, and I almost always asked for something from R.L. Stine as he was a favorite….