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DavidCranmer
April 18 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part III

Last week, Roland & Co. went todash back to 1970's NYC. This week, Father Callahan takes center stage as we learn about what happened after the seminal events of Salem's Lot. Our previous...
DavidCranmer
April 11 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part II

Last week, we met an old King friend as we began Wolves of the Calla. This week, we meet more of the people of Calla Bryn Sturgis and Roland & Co. todash back to 1970's NYC. Our previous...
DavidCranmer
April 4 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part I

Last week, we finished up The Wind Through the Keyhole with a terrifying Skin-Man reveal. This week, we meet an old King friend as we begin Wolves of the Calla!  Our previous read, The...
DavidCranmer
March 28 2017

The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole Part III

Last week, we got a story within a story within a story. This week, we reveal the Skin-Man in a terrifying scene as we close out The Wind Through the Keyhole!  In Wizard and Glass, we discovered...
DavidCranmer
March 21 2017

The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole Part II

Last week, we began The Wind Through the Keyhole with a major storm and another of Roland's stories. This week, we get a story within a story within a story!  In Wizard and Glass, we discovered...
DavidCranmer
March 14 2017

The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole Part I

Last week, we ended Wizard and Glass in a makeshift Emerald City before Maerlyn's Rainbow trainsported them back onto The Path of the Beam. This week, we begin The Wind Through the Keyhole with...
DavidCranmer
March 7 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part IX

Last week, victory was bittersweet as Roland learned of his true destiny. This week, we return to our current when and ka-tet ... and Emerald City?  Thank you for joining me on a journey of Stephen...
DavidCranmer
February 28 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VIII

Last week, we began the final showdown with Roland's gang and the Big Coffin Hunters. This week, victory is bittersweet as Roland is faced with his true destiny.  Thank you for joining...
DavidCranmer
February 21 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VII

Last week, the cards were turned and plans were set into motion. This week, we get our final showdown between the young gunslingers and Farson's men.  Thank you for joining me on a journey...
DavidCranmer
February 14 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VI

Last week, the tension built as the man in black showed up in Mejis. This week, plans are set in motion as we move towards a final showdown.  Thank you for joining me on a journey of Stephen...
DavidCranmer
February 7 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part V

Last week, true intentions surfaced and a forbidden love was consummated. This week, tension builds as the man in black shows up in Mejis and the ka-tet's trust and friendship is tested.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
January 31 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part IV

Last week, Roland and Susan struggled with their feelings for each other. This week, secrets abound as the gunslingers learn of Farson's plan in Mejis, the Big Coffin Hunters learn of the gunslingers...
DavidCranmer
January 24 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part III

Last week, we traveled back to Mejis to learn of Roland's backstory. This week, the romance between Roland and Susan flourishes as we meet our villains: The Big Coffin Hunters.  Thank you...
DavidCranmer
January 17 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part II

Last week, we began Wizard and Glass by defeating Blaine the Mono and ending up in some when's Topeka, Kansas. This week, we begin Roland's backstory in Mejis and meet the beautiful Susan...
DavidCranmer
January 10 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Waste Lands with a pain of a cliffhanger. Thankfully, we only had to wait 6 days instead of 6 years to find out what happens! This week, our ka-tet tries to outriddle Blaine...
DavidCranmer
January 3 2017

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part VI

Last week, we snaked our way through the underbelly of the city of Lud. This week, we meet Blaine the Mono and find out why Blaine is such a pain.  Thank you for joining me on a journey of Stephen...
DavidCranmer
December 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part V

Last week, we learned a bit more about Mid-World and the future for our ka-tet. This week, ramp the action back up as we travel into the city of Lud and meet the Pubes and the Grays.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
December 13 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part IV

Last week, Jake Chambers returned to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring a monster haunted house. This week, we slow down a bit to learn more of Mid-World and the future for this...
CrimeHQ
December 7 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 6, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
DavidCranmer
December 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part III

Last week, Jake struggled mightily with the duality of his existence and the “doubling” of his mind. This week, Jake Chambers returns to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring...
ThomasPluck
December 2 2016

Review: In Sunlight or In Shadow, Edited by Lawrence Block

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block, is a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings...
DavidCranmer
November 29 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part II

Last week, we began The Waste Lands with a towering 70-foot cyborg bear! This week, Jake Chambers returns, struggling with the duality of having died and longing to return to Roland's world.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
November 22 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Drawing of the Three in dramatic fashion! This week, our ka-tet leaves the beach and continues their journey into Out World with the beginning of Book III of...
DavidCranmer
November 15 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part VI

Last week, we met THE PUSHER—the evil man responsible for killing Jake and hurting Odetta on separate occasions. This week, we close out The Drawing of the Three in dramatic fashion!  Thank...
AdamCWagner88
November 11 2016

“The Dark Sour” Cocktail

“Dad-a-chum? Dum-a-chum? Ded-a-chek? Did-a-chick?”  After a nice seafood dinner of lobstrosities, what better a nightcap than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...
Kattomic
November 11 2016

6 Books to Read if You Loved The Stand by Stephen King

The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) has always been a reliable premise for science fiction and horror novels. From nuclear annihilation (Nevil Shute’s On the Beach) to eco-disaster...
DavidCranmer
November 8 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part V

Last week, we got to see the two sides of (O)Detta as Roland's infection got worse. This week, we meet THE PUSHER—the evil man responsible for killing Jake and hurting Odetta on separate occasions.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
November 1 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part IV

Last week we got introduced to The Lady of Shadows as Eddie Dean grew ever frustrated in Roland's world. But there's more to Odetta than meets the eyes as we find out this week! Thank you...
AmberKeller
October 31 2016

Review: Six Scary Stories, Selected & Introduced by Stephen King

Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology! I am a sucker for a new Stephen King book, and when I received an...
CrimeHQ
October 31 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2016

It was announced that Netflix is putting a lot of money into developing more original content, and November seems to be dominated by it! With 8 new original series/movies making our list,...