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Off the Shelf: Dread Nation

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don't wander over to the YA section that often, but when I do, I always keep my eye out for something interesting. Simply reading the jacket copy that mentions an alternate Civil War history with zombies & race exploitation screams "Pick me up!"… Continue reading Off the Shelf: Dread Nation

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Off the Shelf: Fatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases Me

Fatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 instead of 4. Recommended to me by the awesome staff at Velocity Comics. Fatale mixes together tentacle monsters & gun-toting flatfoots in an adventure that flips back & forth through contemporary America. Picture a yellow-eyed creepy-crawly hoisting a tommy… Continue reading Off the Shelf: Fatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases Me

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Off the Shelf: The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft My rating: 2 of 5 stars There are two reasons to read Lovecraft: 1.) To understand the mechanics of his universe & how it has enticed other (better) writers to explore it. 2.) To better appreciate other (better) writers writing in response/reaction to Lovecraft's obsessions. So… Continue reading Off the Shelf: The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft