Universal Harvester

Author: John Darnielle Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2017 I read it: March 2017 I remember a small video store in Marshalltown called Tan ‘N Tapes. I remember the carpet and how it seemed to be the source of the peculiar smell. The smell was one of mystery and is forever tied with genres best left…

Wolf in White Van

Author: John Darnielle Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2014 I read it: September 2014 With his first novel, John Darnielle has migrated into a new medium, a journey that was no great leap. The creative force behind long-running band The Mountain Goats, Darnielle is no stranger to storytelling. I’m a devoted fan, so it’s inevitable to…

Master of Reality

Author: John Darnielle Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: 33 1/3 (#56) Published: 2008 I read it: March 2011 “I thought if I could really show you how it felt to be listening to that music by myself in the dark…you would know what it is like in my heart.” This is one of the…