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The Best Horror of the Year Volume One by Ellen Datlow
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Indie outfit Night Shade Books swooped to the rescue after bigger publisher St. Martin's scuttled Ellen Datlow's long-running annual anthology of the best horror fiction. Although it's good to have the venerable editor still at work culling the good ...more
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Nine by Ellen Datlow
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361 by Donald E. Westlake
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I'm going to have to re-evaluate Donald Westlake. I'd read a few of his stories here and there and found them too jovial and lighthearted. I like my noir humorless. I like my hard-boiled HARD. If there has to be laughter, it should be the mean-spirit ...more
361 by Donald E. Westlake
" Marnie wrote: "I think you mean Lee Marvin in "Point Blank"... "Point Break" is the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze bank robbing surfer movie."

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If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
" That one's OK, but the Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones books are more fun. "
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Dead and Gone by Andrew Vachss
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You know a crime novel series has dragged on at least one book too many when the author's alter-ego hero spends more time struggling with erectile dysfunction than he does fighting the bad guy.

Andrew Vachss gets the most affecting part of "Dead and G
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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A JON AND HIS MA BOOK CLUB SELECTION

Where did the magic go? Although it's "the most commonplace question in the world," England's gentleman-magicians are liable to harrumph when they hear it and sniffily remonstrate that it's not their obligation to
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight by Ellen Datlow
" No, I haven't. Thanx for the link. I really need to pick up his collection. I've read only a handful of his stories, but they've all been impressive. ...more "
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Where's Nathan Ballingrud?

His regular Table of Contents companions, Laird Barron and John Langan, made it, but beyond a nod on the acknowledgments page and an Honorable Mention, there's no Nathan. Surely he wrote something in 2015 that was worthy of
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