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Chuck Wendig
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Samuel R. Delany
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Charles L. Grant
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December 2015
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reviewed: A Bone Dead Sadness
This popped up as a recommendation in my Kindle app, and given that (a) I dig Joe Lansdale's fiction, (b) I hadn't heard of t...
A Bone Dead Sadness - Joe R. Lansdale
reviewed: The Alchemist
This isn't the kind of book I would normally read. I was at the bookstore, wanting to buy something (I know you've all been t...
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
reviewed: The Sleeper and the Spindle
Gaiman, to me, is the king of taking an old fairy tale and putting a new spin on it. He's played around with that theme in su...
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell
reviewed: She Wakes
She Wakes is, apparently, an oddity in Ketchum's body of work. It's his only attempt at a supernatural novel, for starters. F...
She Wakes - Jack Ketchum
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December 2015
16
reviewed: Among Others
Among Others is a book about reading. It's also about a fifteen-year-old woman named Morwenna Phelps, a twin who lost her sis...
Among Others - Jo Walton
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December 2015
11
reviewed: Cover
Jack Ketchum was one of those authors I read back in the '90s, in my horror boom. He was considered to be one of the best, so...
Cover - Jack Ketchum
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December 2015
10
reviewed: Time and Chance
The first thing I ever read by Alan Brennert was "The Third Sex", from The Best of Pulphouse. It was about just that, a perso...
Time and Chance - Alan Brennert
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December 2015
08
reviewed: Hide and Seek
There's a huge difference between Off Season and Hide and Seek. The former is a brutal, shocking, irredeemable affair; Hide a...
Hide and Seek - Jack Ketchum
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December 2015
06
reviewed: Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him
So, the guy who writes The Walking Dead is writing a new series. This could be good news! I mean, I've enjoyed the series, ev...
Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him - Elizabeth Breitweiser, Paul Azaceta, Robert Kirkman
reviewed: Off Season
I read some of Ketchum's fiction back in the '90s, and what I remember is that his stories were brutal, and psychological. He...
Off Season - Jack Ketchum
reviewed: Mirror Image (Tom Clancy's Op-Center, #2)
So, the guy who writes The Walking Dead is writing a new series. This could be good news! I mean, I've enjoyed the series, ev...
Mirror Image (Tom Clancy's Op-Center, #2) - Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
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December 2015
05
reviewed: Alice
Alice in Wonderland retold with Alice as a patient in an asylum. It's an intriguing premise, and reminiscent of American McGe...
Alice - Christina Henry
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December 2015
02
reviewed: One Second After
I usually like books like One Second After, where the book is all premise, and the story follows all the steps that follow fr...
One Second After - William R. Forstchen
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November 2015
29
reviewed: Could You But Find It
This book came recommended to me through my stepfather-in-law, which he read because it was written by a friend of his. I was...
Could You But Find It - Robert Cilley
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