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Born in Southern Illinois, Joseph was raised in a very liberal home environment and was exposed at an early age to the classic underground comic book scene of the sixties and seventies, as well as European graphic novels by artists like Moebius, Enki Bilal and Milo Manara. At age 9, he was reading Tolkien and Stephen King. He wrote his first novella at age 10. If you want to read the same old formulaic pop lit, don't bother with Joseph's fiction. The novels of Joseph Duncan are challenging, subversive and fantastical, merging genres and pushing the boundaries of propriety and good taste. If you have an aversion to dark subject matter, gratuitous sex and extreme violence, stay far away from Joseph's books. Far. Far. Away!

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Hey, gang! I hope you enjoyed the serial novel I presented here on my blog. I know I had a lot of fun writing it. I am currently editing Cattle for publication for those of you who'd rather just read it on your kindle or iPad or whatever device you use. (I might even do a paperback version!) I also wanted to take a moment and let you all know what I am planning on doing-- what I have, in fact,... Read more of this blog post »
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How to describe Revival? This is a tough one... Well, Stephen King's new novel Revival is sort of like walking down a really, really, really, really long road. The scenery off to the sides is interesting enough to keep you moving forward, but nothing ...more
" I enjoyed the book. I liked how she explored how her vampire characters were created, not the origin story but the implications of being a human/spiri ...more "
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Having finished Prince Lestat, I have to say I enjoyed it. While the book certainly had its flaws (the plot was very reminiscent of Queen of the Damned, the narrative switches back and forth from first to third person perspective) I found it to be a ...more
" Anne is sort of hit or miss. Violin is one of the misses. Don't feel bad that you couldn't finish it. "
" I found Pet Sematary the scarier of the two. As a parent, two of my worst fears are the death of one of my children or something happening to them to ...more "
" Dune is interesting to me because it is science fiction about human development, and how we might change and evolve in the future. So much of science ...more "
" The pages and pages of setting descriptions frustrated me. "
Menace of Club Mephistopheles by Joseph Duncan
"This is a good read. It pays hommage to the hardboiled detective style of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler (one of the character's last name is Marlowe) while blending in a healthy dosage of urban fantasy and light horror. It also sprinkles hu..." Read more of this review »
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“And what was the truth? Simply enough: that the world in which we are born, the world in which we spend our every waking hour… that world is an illusion. It is a beautiful fantasy, a bright and shining madness, full of pleasure and pain, appetite and satiation. There is love and hate, the seasons and the heavens and all manner of colorful baubles whose only purpose is to distract from the reality that lies beyond. All of it trickery, and reality waiting just a hair’s breadth away, crouched like a starving predator, ready to devour any hand that might come plunging through.”
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“In a culture that worshipped its ancestors, to die without offspring was next of kin to damnation.”
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“I believed in the spirits of my ancestors.”
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