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C.D. Sweitzer

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C.D. Sweitzer writes fiction spanning the genres of gothic horror, paranormal mystery, and magical realism as well as literary short fiction. Early influences include Poe, Lovecraft, and Tolkien, with studies of contemporary writers completed at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently resides in North Carolina, where he spends much of his time fending off teeming hordes of wolf spiders.

Average rating: 4.73 · 15 ratings · 8 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Grimoire, Volume I
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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The Grimoire (The Greenwill...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Grimoire, Volume II
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Totem: Three Short Stories
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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The Grimoire, Volume III
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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February 14th has arrived again, inundating us with advertisements by florists, chocolatiers, jewelers, and card companies who urge us to show our love for significant others. We know that it’s all just part of our consumer culture, another holiday-themed corporate bonanza. We know that love is shown by day-to-day actions, not by candies packaged in heart-shaped boxes. Still, many who are singl... Read more of this blog post »
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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
"If one wanted to undertake a neat little study of Nabokov’s fictional prowess, they should read Lolita and Pnin back to back. They were written concurrently, in little middle-American roadside motels (the ones that are chronicled so abundantly in..." Read more of this review »
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“Some of the apparitions that emerged from the shadows of doorways and alleys were incomplete, manifesting in full only as they reached the light of the kiosk. An empty dress floated through the night air as if it had become detached from a clothesline by some persistent breeze. As it drifted slowly toward the subway, translucent hands and ankles became visible. A bicycle rolled across the courtyard, chain squeaking softly, a pair of black slacks taking form as it entered the glow of the kiosk lamps.”
C.D. Sweitzer, The Grimoire, Volume III

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Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

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