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May 2018
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Ever since the publication of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS thriller authors have been trying to recapture the magic of Thomas Harris'...
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I was going to write a longer review, but no. This gets weird, and not in a good way, in a fucked up, this makes no fuckin...
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“He’s a vampire!” Chester snarled. “Today, vegetables. Tomorrow … the world!” I loved this. I loved Bunnicula, and I lo...
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Math is just a skill, like any other and not everyone can do it. What gets my goat is the "anyone can do anything if only the...
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“The cultured cop! I thought they were peculiar to detective novels.”In “Cover Her Face” by P. D. JamesSometimes people just ...
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The main character, Gignomai met'Oc, is as memorable as was Bassianus Severus. Gignomai is the youngest member of a sentenced...
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"My new app, Plebiscitum (®), will allow anyone to express their opinions anytime, anywhere, and will include geolocalisation...
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From Moonlight Reader's idea here. It's going to be dedicated to endings, with the hope for equally good, if not better, re...
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reviewed: Harrowing, cathartic, satisfying
Only two instances of the loathsome w-verb. Both gratuitous and unnecessary, of course. An enormously resonant story for my...
A Second Harvest - Eli Easton
May 2018
21
text: When the database can't find a book...
...I just give up and go away,
May 2018
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reviewed: More Golden Age goodness with a piquant modern edge
Much more modern in that Miss Silver is quite the force in moving the story. Much more Golden Age in that The Ladies are Ever...
Lonesome Road - Patricia Wentworth
May 2018
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I'm cleaning while the Robot is offscreen. Because, damn, I give zero fucks when he's not involved. The whole thing? Co...
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Oh, FIE. Major spoiler alert. In the "Hemlock" chapter, Harkup gives away -- without any prior warning whatsoever -- the i...