As a youngster, I read a lot of Stephen King. Sometimes under the blankets! As I grew up, though I still valued books for their entertainment value, I began reading darker visions of the future, and the past. We live in dark times. We live in politically dynamic and treacherous times. Sometimes publishers send me books to review – I am happy to do so. I also write my own stories – tales that will take you down the path to the darker side of books.