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A review of The Devil You Know and Vicious Circle by Mike Carey

The dead are coming back to London. No one is really sure why, but suddenly ghosts, zombies, demons, and were-creatures are popping up all over. And when you have a large supply of the monsters and spirits, there is a corresponding demand for exterminators, otherwise known as exorcists. Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and he's one of the best. We first meet Felix in The Devil You Know, where he is hired to exorcise a ghost that is haunting the city's archives. What should be a ...read more

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February 19, 2013 | 0 comments
Shivery Books A couple of shivery tricks to get you in the mood for Halloween. First up is the Suicide Collectors by David Oppegard. There are a lot of “it’s the end of the world as we know it” books. There are a lot of reasons for the world coming to an end: ...read more

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October 26, 2011 | 0 comments
Book cover of Name of the Wind
There is a certain tradition in Fantasy fiction of the noble hero going out on a quest, usually with a couple of elves or dwarves, and then finding the magic whatsit to save the world as we know it. While that tradition has certainly yielded some great stories, it's always a treat to come across something a little different. Here are three titles that I've recently read and enjoyed. ...read more

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July 30, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of The Keeper by Sarah Langan

Want to read a scary book?  How would it be if it was set in small town Maine?  Sounds familiar?  Well you're wrong, it's not this guy. It's a couple of books written by someone relatively new to the horror scene, ...read more

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October 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Berserkers: The Beginning by Fred Saberhagen

The Berserkers - cold, steel, killing machines.  Their one purpose - to wipe out all of humanity.  Sounds cheerful doesn't it?  Fred Saberhagen has created the ultimate nightmare of technology gone mad in ...read more

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May 11, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Code by Ross Bernstein

Well it's World Series time, so that means time for some baseball books. While I don't watch a lot of baseball, I really enjoy the incredible amount of strategy that goes into each pitch: where to place your fielders, where to place your pitch, and how all that changes when you have runners on base, etc., etc. Add to that all of the unwritten rules of baseball – like when do you bean a guy, and conversely, when does one charge the mound? Then add to that all of the different ways you can cheat ...read more

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October 20, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Way of the Wolf by E.E. Knight

Way of the Wolf by E.E. Knight is the first book in his ...read more

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July 26, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

In case you missed Part 1, I'm listing a couple of the books that I found recommended in the book Lost Classics where well known authors list some of their favorite under appreciated books. Today's entry is ...read more

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April 12, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Headmaster's Papers by Richard A Hawley

Need to add more titles to your "To Read" list?  A while ago I stumbled across a great book called Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission, in which famous authors list some of their favorite under appreciated and ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
April 1, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Death Jr. by Gary Whitta

Looking for something a little offbeat? Then check out Death Jr. by Gary Whitta.  It tells the story of the son of the Grim Reaper and the trials and travails he goes through when he goes to a new school.  Things get off to a bad start when he gets too close to the class goldfish and it dies.  However, ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
June 25, 2007 | 0 comments