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Anita Dalton

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The Death of the Grown-Up by Diana West
" Feliks wrote: "Your lofty remonstrances about the need for logic would carry a lot more weight if you had actually struck strictly to logic in your ow ...more "
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Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn
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My reaction to this book is one of my typically long, circuitous discussions. If you have the time, you can read the entire thing here. If you'd like a shorter snippet, here you go:

This collection reminded me in many ways of Mikita Brottman’s short s
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The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei
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I discussed The Deep Whatsis alongside Diary of an Oxygen Thief over on OTC in a venal men two-fer. It's a very long discussion so I'm sharing a snippet of it below. If you are interested in the whole shebang, have a look over on OTC. For those who p ...more
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Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous
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I had a usual "entirely too long for sane readers" discussion about this book, alongside The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei over on OTC, which is where there "Eric Nye" in this discussion comes from. You can read the entirety of my verbose analysis ove ...more
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Psycho USA by Harold Schechter
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Harold Schechter is one of my favorite true crime authors. I have several of his books covering the crimes of Ed Gein, H.H. Holmes, Jesse Pomeroy and others and one day hope to find myself with time to read some of his fiction. He writes in a manner ...more
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Sleeping Beauty II by Stanley B. Burns
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Death photography, while being somber and at times beautiful, is sometimes very creepy and a great topic for Halloween 2017 on Odd Things Considered. Such photography can upset people so I am going to keep any scans of the photos over on my site. Her ...more
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The Secret Books by Jorge Luis Borges
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There’s no sense in trying to make these Halloween 2017 entries about the more unsettling or creepy photograph books I own more than they are. I’m showing you content from my shelves, sort of letting you in on items I own that are often hard to come ...more
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
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My fourth offering in Halloween 2017 discusses Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts, an excellent horror novel that offers some of the best writing about children that you can find in any genre. Tremblay's writing is ambiguous enough to give the rea ...more
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100 Artists See Satan by Mike McGee
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100 Artists See Satan is the third offering for my Halloween 2017 fiesta over on Odd Things Considered. There's not a lot to discuss because this is a themed art collection where artists interpret Satan. It is what it is, but I pulled out some of my ...more
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Susy Smith's Supernatural World by Susy Smith
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This is an artifact of its time - published in 1971, it's very breathless and Age of Aquarius. So if you approach it with that in mind, it can be a delightful little book. The best article in this book is about Susy Smith's search for a talking cat n ...more
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“The bruises go away, and so does how you hate, and so does the feeling that everything you receive from life is something you have earned.”
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“I Ain't Got No Quarrel With The VietCong...No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger.”
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Nefariousbig Yes! We do seem to have great taste in books! And, with a little of Chuy's jalapeno ranch dressing, they taste even better!

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Janina Gonzalez de Luna-Azul Anita would be your go-to person for a recomendation for anything that would widen your eyes and make your hair stand on end.
And she writes that kind of material quite well herself too.

Mirvan  Ereon Your website is one of my most favorite! This is like the best thing that makes me smile when I am lonely because reading your stuff makes me realize that there are so many beautifully weird things to discover out there.

Marts  (Thinker) Hi Anita, great to meet you... thanks for the friendship...

Stephanie Graves Thanks for the friend add. I like your saucy attitude and your skewering of terrible books!

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Sarah Hey Anita! Thanks for the friend request:)

Patricia Williams Hey Anita! Thanks for the friend request. :)

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D.A. Schneider Thanks for the add!

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Beth Hi Anita,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the just released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: .

I've also reactivated my Q&A group, so please join and join in the discussions:
- Beth

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Gusto Dave Hi Anita! Thanks for approving us as friends.

I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, Publicity Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t contact book lovers to tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock features side-splitting satire, cartoons, and some flash fiction for intellectual readers.

This week we’re poking fun at Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston. And today’s very short piece about the lengths to which writers go to get published will crack you up!

We also plug an occasional book and interview bestselling authors. For writers, we offer tips and agent/editor interviews. RMFW has several bestselling and award winning authors as members such as Mario Acevedo, Joan Johnston, C.J. Box, and Carol Berg. You are invited to follow “The Rock” for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing!

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Noran Miss Pumkin Hi! Right after the book compare, I thought of a book for you. "Bad Monkeys"--I fear my initial review does not give it justice--it stays with you, and slowly sinks in--yhe more you think about it over time.

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Noran Miss Pumkin Thank you for your kind friend invite. The book compare between us-very interesting. I just retruned to goodreads, after being busy with my little one the past year. Lok forward to exchanging book titles with you, and reading your thought driven review.

Steven Rage "Odd is the new not-odd."

The Grim Reverend Steven Rage.

Maurizio (matemati) Tanks for your friendship, andyour interesting bookshelf too.
I see we're both Caulfield fans

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Gene Doucette How could I POSSIBLY pass up a friending from someone who runs a blog called I Read Odd Books? I write odd books!

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Tammy Thank for adding me to your friends. I will be skimming your shelves for new books...
I'm looking forward to chatting about them with you. T

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Kate Thanks Anita for befriending me here on GoodReads. I'm looking forward to checking out your book blog: since I'm always looking for odd new reads.

Andersen Prunty Thanks a lot for the review, Anita! Your reviews (of all books, not just my own) are some of my favorites.


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