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The Lyra Novels
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"Finished the 2nd book around Jan. 2018. Once I got back into it I really liked it. Magic was used a bit differently and there popped in a couple small bits where you could tell it was in the same world as the first book, but still far away. Again, it's obvious to tell this is more early work by the general flatness of the characters but the plot is good old fantasy that I love." May 06, 2018 02:46PM

 

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Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Strange Weather
by Joe Hill (Goodreads Author)
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Loaded (the 2nd short story) was masterfully told. By the time the characters come together and all of Hill's set up is released, it's too late for the reader. You just take the punch in the gut and think about what just happened. There is nothing su ...more
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The Grand Hotel by Scott Kenemore
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I don't know why I'm always expecting ghosty haunted house stories from any book that has a house, hotel, or other residence building. Ok, this one KINDA meets the mark on ghosts but it's definitely not a horror book. It reads like short stories with ...more
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Transmission by Ambrose Ibsen
Transmission
by Ambrose Ibsen (Goodreads Author)
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I enjoyed this story. I really wanted it to be a suspenseful ghost story. It wasn't that but I can't really hold that against it. Ibsen gave me just enough to want to keep going back and find out why Kenji is so obsessed with figuring out the mysteri ...more
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The Lost Path by Amélie Fléchais
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You know how Disney's Beauty and the Beast starts by telling the tale of the old lady and the prince then zips over to Belle dancing and reading? This story reminded me of that. It starts with this neat fable... fairy tale... of a couple who moved to ...more
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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Picking up this story, I was expecting more of a haunted house theme. It was that... kinda. There were ghosts. But the antagonists were something more unique. And the house was something more unique too.

Parts were suspenseful, don't expect horror. A
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
by Paul Tremblay (Goodreads Author)
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Impressive read. Possible possession or mental illness and how that plays out for one family personally and on tv. I felt it was a very unique take on an exorcist suspense story while go through many of the familiar tropes. It was all about perspecti ...more
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
by Paul Tremblay (Goodreads Author)
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Impressive read. Possible possession or mental illness and how that plays out for one family personally and on tv. I felt it was a very unique take on an exorcist suspense story while go through many of the familiar tropes. It was all about perspecti ...more
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Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
"Things are beginning to click into place within this comic and I am really enjoying it. I love how bad-ass each girl is and I like how different they all are. I think the story is really cool and I love the illustrations and the colours. I'm reall..." Read more of this review »
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Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Paper Girls, Vol. 4
by Brian K. Vaughan (Goodreads Author)
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Number 4! More adventures with KJ, Mac, Tiff, and Erin, left prehistoric times and moved (still in their hometown) to the year 2000. Lots developed personally for KJ in vol. 3 while vol. 4 focused more on Tiff and her "future" self. It was very hard ...more
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