Matt Hurt

Audio Book Review: Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman’s latest book may not necessarily be geared toward his Parks and Recreation, but it’s still fairly informative as a book about woodworking. Moreover, it’s interesting hearing him speak with such passion and experience about something he loves. Good… Continue Reading →

Review: Misery by Stephen King

“You ought to stick to your Misery stories, Paul. I say that sincerely. As your number-one fan.” Misery is one of those classic Stephen King novels that I hadn’t read yet despite proudly proclaiming myself to be one of King’s… Continue Reading →

Review: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

“I don’t discuss philosophy. I don’t study history. All I know is what’s past is past, and what’s ahead is ahead. The second is ka, and takes care of itself.” The Drawing of the Three picks up after The Gunslinger… Continue Reading →

Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

19 – RESUMPTION Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, is a book series that means more to me than any other. I spent 13 months some years ago on my first journey to the Tower with Roland and his… Continue Reading →

Review: Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse #3)

The Expanse is a large scope space opera series with new books published consistently every year and an ambitious TV series adaptation set to premiere December 14th, 2015 on SyFy. The series imagines a future where humanity has colonized the solar system but… Continue Reading →

Review: Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett tells the epistolary story of Katie Kampenfelt, a troubled girl who chronicles her sex life during her one-year deferment from college. Burnett recently adapted it into a feature film called Ask Me Anything starring Britt… Continue Reading →

List: Ideal Reading Environments

One morning last week, I had some down time at work and decided to read a bit. The book I had started was Life Itself by Roger Ebert and I hadn’t made more than a small dent in it. I… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The book and its two sequels were originally intended to be part of a 10 book Millennium series but, unfortunately, Stieg Larsson passed away in 2004. Before I began reading Dragon Tattoo, I wondered if Larsson left behind a son… Continue Reading →

Matt’s 2015 Resolutions Progress Report

At the start of this year, we at Obsessive Book Nerd shared our reading resolutions for 2015. Since we’re a little over the halfway point of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to check in with my… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree

The Twilight Zone Companion is different from what I normally read. To be frank, I bought it as a reference tool for an upcoming solo podcast I’m working on (Anthology – a podcast about sci-fi storytelling in television’s Golden Age)…. Continue Reading →

REVIEW: 1979: Short Story Collection by Steve Anderson

1979: Short Story Collection by Steve Anderson has 13 coming of age tales all centered around what it was like to be a kid in the late ’70s. However, despite its titular setting, Anderson delivers stories that will resonate with… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King

“That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.” Bill Hodges is a recently retired detective with a lot of free time spent watching mindless television and toying with thoughts of suicide. Brady Hartsfield is a mentally disturbed man with a… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse #2)

“But humans hadn’t been living and working in space nearly long enough for the primitive part of the brain not to say, I’ll fall. I’ll fall forever.” pg 487, Caliban’s War The Expanse is a large scope space opera series… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Cujo by Stephen King

  “Cujo’s not hungry no more, not no more.” Stephen King’s horrific tale of man’s best friend gone awry is more than just the story of a rabid dog. It’s a dual family drama juxtaposing two very different (but troubled all… Continue Reading →

I’m an Obsessive Book Nerd – Matt

I can’t necessarily pinpoint one specific thing that made me an obsessive book nerd. For an awkward kid who had trouble connecting with his peers growing up, the importance of latching onto books and growing my reading level was gradual…. Continue Reading →

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