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The Beast of the Haitian Hills by Philippe Thoby-Marcelin
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I grabbed this at the inestimable Mother Foucault's bookshop in Portland, in a lovely, stiff old Time Editions binding with that amazing cover illustration. It's a short novel from the 1930s, credited with being one of the first works of Haitian lite ...more
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
12 children are abducted by a powerful man and are tasked with learning his collected knowledge of the earth's secrets.
"I don't get it."
"I'm not sure I do either, honestly. I mean, I know what he did to us, but I really don't have any idea why."
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott  Hawkins
""Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill," claims the blurb. Hmm. I don't really agree. I'd say this is more like Clive Barker meets Graham Joyce. But yes, it's dark, contemporary fantasy with a horrific edge.

I have to admit; I found the first couple of chapte..." Read more of this review »
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Kicking the new year off with a bang...a weird, interesting, original, slightly uneven bang. This book isn't exactly what I'd call literary fiction, but it does a satisfying job of carving out its own niche somewhere in the midlands of fantasy, thril ...more
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Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
" Meryl wrote: "I have read and reread this book. First time when I was 10. Slept with lights on."

It's pretty scary! She really ratchets up the tension.
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