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20 books that have stayed with me

A meme was going around on Facebook in early September, which I present as was assigned to me by my friend Ryan Cagle of Valancourt Books: In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t … Continue reading

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Thomas Hinde’s The Day the Call Came

Harry Bale is a perfectly ordinary fellow.  His lives in the suburbs with his wife and two children, works in his attic studio, and indulges in gardening when the season is right.  His neighbors are an eclectic but friendly collection, … Continue reading

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Laird Barron’s The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

I am a HUGE fan of Laird Barron’s work!  I haven’t been as excited about an author of horror and weird fiction since I discovered Ramsey Campbell‘s work about two decades ago.  Since I first ran across Barron’s work in … Continue reading

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Datlow and Mamatas’ “Haunted Legends”

I can always tell when Halloween is near —  wandering through the bookstore, I inevitably find multiple new books of horror that I absolutely cannot resist.  This time around, I found three must-have hardcovers, putting a significant dent in my … Continue reading

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Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, by W.H. Pugmire

One of H.P. Lovecraft’s enduring legacies as a writer is the creation of a cosmology that could and would be imitated by his followers.  Many great authors of horror fiction got their start writing Lovecraft pastiches, such as Brian Lumley … Continue reading

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Richard Laymon and a bit of a horror fiction pet peeve

As I believe I’ve mentioned before, part of my motivation for writing this blog was to give myself a reason to reinvestigate one of my “lost loves”: horror fiction. I’ve been reading massive amounts of horror since then, from some … Continue reading

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Tim Lebbon: “Berserk” and “The Everlasting”

I haven’t been doing much horror blogging recently, though I have been busy with horror reading. A couple of books by Tim Lebbon recently caught my eye, and I thought I’d offer a few thoughts about them. First, a rhetorical … Continue reading

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Solomon Kane and Robert E. Howard’s religious beliefs

Now that I’m thinking of Solomon Kane, I thought I’d do a brief post about the character, his adventures, and the clear influence Howard’s religious beliefs had on both. Solomon Kane is a 16th century English Puritan, warrior and wanderer.  … Continue reading

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Ghost cat!

Can I combine catblogging and horror blogging?  I’m going to try! The past couple of nights, I’ve sensed a restless presence in my home.  I’ve heard strange sounds and seen motion out of the corner of my eye.  At last, … Continue reading

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Subtle, unsettling horror: Picnic at Hanging Rock (updated)

I’m constantly amazed at how many really good films exist, even in a relatively narrow genre like horror, that I’m completely unaware of. A few months ago I stumbled across a description of Peter Weir’s 1975 film Picnic at Hanging … Continue reading

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