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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
This book has a lot going on. It's the memories of a middle aged man, so it needs to have that ephemeral quality. It's from the point of view of a lit...more
May 15, 2014
Oct 03, 2013
Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin, #1)
I *loved* this book. I put it on my to-read list because the premise seemed interesting, but this book blew me away.

Delia's Shadow is set in San Franc...more
May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
If mainstream urban fantasy has deep roots in the romance genre, Darkwalker is what it would look like if it had grown out of horror, instead.

Jack Har...more
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
The Ragwitch
The Ragwitch is the oldest of Garth Nix's books that I have read to-date.

I thought it was a good story. You can see his fingerprints all over it. Thou...more
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
The Vampire Files, Volume 1 (Vampire Files, #1-3)
This book is a much more enjoyable take on the vampire fiction motif than most. Jack Fleming awakens to find that after his death (which he can't reme...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Devil's Hand (Drawing Thin, #1)
M. E. Patterson appeared on my radar completely by happenstance. He was one of those random Twitter adds that you can never remember after the fact. E...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Mira Grant did an excellent job of wrapping up the Newsflesh Trilogy. The events of previous books are wrapped up, or at least brought to some sort of...more
May 29, 2012
May 31, 2012
Once Upon a Time in Midnight
Thomas Midnight, thief, makes a wrong turn while fleeing the men whose money he stole. He wakes up to a room in flames, and instead of being given a n...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Six Days
This book is a very mixed bag.

First, the good. For the most part, the book is well written. The prose is strong and neither flavorless nor wordy.

I lik...more
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2)
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1)
Feed is an interesting and enjoyable book, but one with flaws.

The central premise of Feed is one we are all familiar with from horror movies - there h...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
Clown in the Moonlight
Clown in the Moonlight is an interesting short work. It is more a sequence of vignettes than a real story, but they are well written and entertaining....more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
This book was excellent on pretty much all levels.

Declare follows the life and career of intelligence operative Andrew Hale. After an unusual boyhood...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1)
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is a New Pulp blending of genres around a homeless wanderer name Miriam. She's a loudmouth. She's sarcastic. She's downrig...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield, #1)
The Red Church was an enjoyable horror story marred by a tacked-on ending.

Whispering Pines is a quiet North Carolina mountain town. At least, until a...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
The Laundry Files are a perfect blend of spy thriller, cosmic horror, and comedy. The Fuller Memorandum continues this trend quite well.

In this instal...more
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
This book has everything I want in a horror novel. Characters that are easy to relate to, even when they're flawed. Villains that are scary but human....more
May 12, 2013
May 13, 2013
The Conqueror Worms
Brian Keene's novel was fascinating to me for its deft use of the Corman-esque giant monsters as an effective and terrifying horror tool.

To his credit...more
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
Blood on the Page: The Complete Short Fiction of Brian Keene, Volume 1
This is an excellent collection of short stories. I'm a fan of Keene's longer works, but this collection contains some of the best writing I've yet to...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
An enjoyable entry into the urban fantasy melee. Moon Called's heroine, Mercy Thompson, is nicely balanced between helpless waif and unreasonable bada...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Uzumaki, Vol. 1
I read this series (only putting in one review) after hearing them mentioned online.

The visual design is very striking and creepy. I found the facial...more
Sep 03, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
Ghoul is a good novel. Keene's take on the ghoul is interesting, well fleshed out, and unusual.

Strangely, though, it seems more like a subplot than t...more
Feb 27, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
The Rising: Author's Preferred Edition
The Rising is a fun book that takes an unusual approach to the zombie-horror subgenre.

The biggest difference between The Rising and other books is tha...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Mean Streets (Remy Chandler, #1.5; Greywalker, #3.5; Nightside, #9.5; The Dresden Files, #10.5)
This is a collection of four novellas, all about supernatural detectives. I quite enjoyed the book. I knew two of the authors before hand, and found t...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
This was my favorite Dresden book, yet.

In the first three, I felt that Butcher had perhaps gone a bit overboard on Harry's obstacles. The relentless p...more
Nov 16, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

At its core, this book was paranormal romance. However, it starts as a mystery, passed briefly through fantasy...more
Aug 24, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
Dead of Night: Devil-Slayer
I have never been a Devil-Slayer fan, so I can't say much about this reboot compared to the title that went before it.

However, the story presented in...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
The Castle of Otranto
I don't remember exactly why I downloaded this book. I think it may have had something to do with my reading of The Great God Pan.

Regardless, this is...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)
If you have read Simon R. Green before, you know he doesn't like to do things small. His characters are larger than life, with larger than life abilit...more
Jan 2008
Jan 11, 2008
Black House (The Talisman, #2)
Black House is the sequel to King & Straub's earlier work, The Talisman . Unfortunately, it is not as good.

In typical fashion, the authors create...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 10, 2010
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