What if The Exorcist had the soundtrack of Top Gun? Or if Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan had been republished as a Trapper Keeper instead of a Penguin Classic? Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism answers those questions head-on with humor, satire, and horror. Set in a private high school in 1988, the novel is as much about the religious and consumer values that posses the culture as the devil that possess the best friend. But unlike Satin, Hendrix has a light touch and My Best Friend’s Exorcism’s cassette tape of social commentary is wrapped in a Teddy Ruxpin of drama and suspense. Hendrix’s writing is fun, smart, and a must-read for both fans of horror and for children of the '80s. But you don’t have to take my word for it.
Simultaneously devastating and uplifting, Rosalie Lightning explores author Tom Hart’s grief, longing, and attempts at healing after the sudden death of his young daughter. Driven by illustrations that viscerally complement the powerful prose, Hart makes the pain and contemplation of his grief tangible. A must read for fans of H is for Hawk, Still Point of a Turning World, or Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Rosalie Lightning is deeply empathetic graphic novel that is well worth your time.
(Star Wars + Labyrinth + Will and Grace + (Game of Thrones / Young Frankenstein) - Rocky Horror Picture Show) + Chip Zdarsky x 5 collected issues = Kaptara!