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Nicole Cushing

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“The confidence and expertise so blatantly evident in Nicole Cushing’s writing is astonishing.”

– Thomas Ligotti, in reference to CHILDREN OF NO ONE

"(CHILDREN OF NO ONE is) an absolutely stunning debut novella that will make you cringe, and most importantly will make you think... If you read one debut this year, this should be the one you read."

-- Famous Monsters of Filmland

“Nicole Cushing is one of my faves... There’s a focused intelligence and clarity at play throughout even the deepest patches of delirium — a genuine method to the unadulterated madness — that makes it so much more than merely weird.”

– NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author John Skipp

Average rating: 4.04 · 732 ratings · 193 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Children of No One
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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I Am the New God
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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How to Eat Fried Furries
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2010
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Mr. Suicide
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Choir of Beasts
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013
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The Mirrors
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The Truth, as Told by a Bot...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2010
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The Grimscribe's Puppets
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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In Laymon's Terms
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2008
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Disappointment #1: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit.

While many people are looking at this as a Shyamalan comeback, I found it to be a messy, stinky turd of a film. I recently elaborated on this with David Templeton of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Pacific Sun.

Disappointment #2: The 2015 Cincinnati Reds

With a record of 64-98, my beloved Cincinnati Reds ended the season in the cellar of Major Le...

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Visceral, smart, and transgressive occult horror fiction.

Imagine taking Hubert Selby, Jr.'s LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN but setting it in a world teeming with occult magick (or those who THINK they are working with occult magick)....that's kind of what th
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" True, the hierophant was unpleasant, too. But, for some reason, I recall Greg as having been harder to "live with". "
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" Bryan: Those are both interesting suggestions. Ultimately, I'm not confident that they would yield any better result. But let me mull it over a bit. "
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“It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.”
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“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
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“Let's say it once and for all: Poe and Lovecraft - not to mention a Bruno Schulz or a Franz Kafka - were what the world at large would consider extremely disturbed individuals. And most people who are that disturbed are not able to create works of fiction. These and other names I could mention are people who are just on the cusp of total psychological derangement. Sometimes they cross over and fall into the province of 'outsider artists.' That's where the future development of horror fiction lies - in the next person who is almost too emotionally and psychologically damaged to live in the world but not too damaged to produce fiction.”
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“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
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