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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
3.95
it was amazing
Until I opened this on Xmas Eve, I had completely forgot the silly little "go away" dance that my wife did in Barnes and Noble, as she told me to go l ...more
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
 
Mad Dog Summer: And Other Stories
4.08
really liked it
From the keyboard of Lansdale himself, copied from the anthology's Introduction:

"From stories of steam and vampires, to stories of the Great Depressio
...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
The Road Through the Wall
3.57
really liked it
Pepper Street is not the nice, safe neighborhood its residents pride themselves in thinking it is. Beneath its placid, almost docile, surface Pepper S ...more
Jun 28, 2016
Sep 28, 2014
 
Black Kiss
3.54
really liked it
I don't know if I am capable of doing a plot synopsis of Howard Chaykin's perverted and insane Black Kiss that would it justice, but not give anything ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
The Shell Collector
3.27
really liked it
Richie Feehan, a part-time lobsterman and full-time house painter, has a disturbing experience one morning, while he is out lobstering. There is some ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
JAWS: Memories from Martha's Vineyard
4.68
it was amazing
This review appeared in the March 2013 issue of the Concordian.

Hard as it is to believe today, Jaws did not start off as a box office record-smashing
...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jul 13, 2012
 
The Kor
3.25
it was ok
The review appears in the November 2012 issue of the Digital Concordian.

The synopsis for Warren Fahy’s fantasy novella The Kor, a tale of a primitive
...more
Oct 13, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
3.83
really liked it
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas is the best thing to happen to Star Trek since Galaxy Quest. I enjoyed every page, although there were passages wh ...more
Oct 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Lost Echoes
3.76
it was amazing
This review appeared in the June edition of the Concordian.

When he was a young child, Harry Wilkes suffered the ravages of a mysterious illness. An ea
...more
May 15, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York
3.61
really liked it
This review originally appeared (in a slightly different form) in the September 2012 issue of the Concordian.

There is a part of me that fervently wish
...more
Aug 14, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Showcase Presents: Ghosts
3.67
really liked it
The only thing that I love more than a good monster story is a good ghost story, and Showcase Presents: Ghosts, Volume 1 has quite a few good ghost st ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
The Panama Laugh
3.59
it was ok
After getting into a fist fight with an old friend, soldier of fortune Dante "Frosty" Bogart tells how he awakened in the Latin American jungle, naked ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Written And Directed By Lewis Coates
3.00
liked it
The undisputed highlight of my recent trip to Italy was the almost once in a lifetime opportunity for me to visit the Profondo Rosso Store and its Mus ...more
Jul 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
3.88
really liked it
This review appeared in the January 2013 issue of the Concordian.

Although this review is appearing in the January 2013 issue, The President and the As
...more
Nov 26, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Vampirella Masters Series, Vol. 2: Warren Ellis
3.10
liked it
Now that six years have passed since I last reviewed a Vampirella story, I figured it was time to pull Vampirella: Masters Series Volume 2 from my eve ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Curved Space - The Adventures of Stella Star
3.33
it was ok
This review originally appeared in the July 2012 edition of the Concordian.

Curved Space: The Adventures of Stella Star, an oddity from small press pub
...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal
3.41
liked it
Two thrilling (and amusing) tales of adventure, featuring larger-than-life legends from the American West, literary heroes and villains, and an intell ...more
Nov 03, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Kolchak the Night Stalker: Bare Bones
3.71
did not like it
As big (and forgiving) a fan of Moonstone's Kolchak: The Night Stalker comic book series as I am, Kolchak the Night Stalker: Bare Bones is not a colle ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Jul 11, 2012
 
Night of the Living Trekkies
3.89
really liked it
Wow, this book was a pleasant surprise.

I had picked up Night of the Living Trekkies on a whim, which is how I get most, if not all, of my books, becau
...more
Sep 04, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
4.06
liked it
This review appeared in the April issue of the Concordian.

I doubt that I am alone in not giving all that much thought to trees.

When I was a child, tre
...more
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1)
3.86
really liked it
This review first appeared in the September 2013 edition of the Concordian.

In the year 2014, two cutting edge “miracles cures” (one for the common col
...more
Jul 19, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
The Turn Of The Screw And Other Short Fiction
3.80
really liked it
At least once every year I try to take a break from my genre and pulp reading preferences and read some of the classics. This year I read The Turn of ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
The Night Eternal (The Strain Trilogy, #3)
3.67
liked it
This review originally appeared in the October 2012 edition of the Concordian.

The Night Eternal is an apt title for the concluding chapter to filmmake
...more
Sep 14, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.08
really liked it
I remember wanting to read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? way back in the 1982, when it was reissued to tie-in with its cinematic adaptation, Bl ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
The Forever War
4.15
it was amazing
This review appeared in the May 2013 edition of the Concordian.

I have read enough war stories to fully understand just how much of a hell on Earth the
...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Friday the 13th: The Jason Strain
3.76
liked it
The sociopathic producer of the reality series Xtreme Elimination (a show in which a collection of death row inmates fight to the death, the lone surv ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
4.27
really liked it
Picking up pretty much where The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah ended, albeit with some narrative switchbacks and loop the loops to smooth out the co ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
 
Fragment
3.67
really liked it
The producers of a floundering ocean science based reality show (I don't know what the draw is supposed to be, either) get their much desired ratings ...more
Jun 05, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
Primeval: Extinction Event
3.77
liked it
Dan Abnett’s Primeval tie-in novel Extinction Event is a guilty pleasure that I knew I would enjoy. Although I purchased this particular book while th ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
Maelstrom: Destroyermen
4.18
really liked it
The aptly titled Maelstrom brings the first cycle of Destroyermen stories to an exciting and terrifying close. Like the two books (Into the Storm and ...more
Sep 2012
Jul 11, 2012
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