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Cooper S. Beckett

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As a queer non-monogamous writer, Cooper S. Beckett endeavors to create characters that reflect the diverse lifestyles of his friends, his partners, and himself. From that mandate, he writes scary, silly, and sexy books and essays. Beginning his writing career as a podcaster and speaker in the sexuality education community, he wrote My Life on the Swingset, a memoir of his first five years in non-monogamy, then followed that up with two novels that take a brutally honest look at swinging and polyamory, A Life Less Monogamous, and Approaching the Swingularity. Returning to his first love, the horror genre, has been like a homecoming. From a young age, his obsession with horror movies and books seriously concerned his mother. It probably stil ...more

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Told in an unusual semi-anthology manner, Lovecraft Country uses the unknown and unknowable horrors of Lovecraft’s prose as an allegory for the black experience in the US. It’s dangerous for a white man to delve into such things, but Ruff appears to ...more
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At once both stunning and not at all surprising. This is a fantastic mirror piece to "She Said" as both ostensibly revolve around the unearthing of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Where Catch and Kill REALLY exceeds, however, is by telling the hidden s ...more
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A hell of an inside view into rape culture, the #MeToo movement, and the downfall of powerful men. While I wish the last chunk of the book had followed the Weinstein case more, I recognize that this being journalism, it doesn't always wrap up in a pr ...more
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A thoroughly enjoyable light read, perfect for a summer afternoon binge. Never is there certainty where it’s going, and it’s over before it can overstay its welcome. Aside from a return to Castle Rock, and a couple of sideways references to The Dead ...more
Osgood Riddance by Cooper S. Beckett
"Being a fan of Beckett’s writing and first book in the series, I jumped at the chance to read Osgood Riddance. This is master storytelling, here. The words flow effortlessly, the characters are individually strong yet flawed and the harrowing plot co" Read more of this review »
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“the intolerance of reproductive rights for women puts the rights of potential humans above the rights of actual living, breathing humans.”
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