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Nocturnes by John Connolly
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Jun 15, 09

bookshelves: adult, thrillers-mysteries
Read in June, 2009

A book of short horror stories plus a Charlie Parker novella that details Bird's first encounter with the very weird killer/judger called The Collector. The stories are pretty standard horror fare with hints that even the good people are doomed beyond the limits of the story. What is it with horror writers? I'd read more mainstream horror if everything didn't go to hell in a handbasket.

The story about the British boys' school did convince me that Connolly is in fact Irish (he writes so well about American settings that I was really scratching my head). He also goes good stories in the Holmes style, the Lovecraft style, and the Poe style. Let's face it, when Connolly writes, even if it's in the standard horror form, he's still better than 90% of what's out there.
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