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JeffBarr

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I'm a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
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June 2013
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text: Richard Thomas - Staring Into the Abyss
I remember reading the Stephen King short story collections NIGHT SHIFT and SKELETON CREW when I was a kid; wondering how eve...
Staring Into the Abyss - Richard   Thomas, Kraken Press, George Cotronis
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June 2013
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reviewed: Kin
Great edge-of-your-seat, terse and lively writing. I enjoyed the hell out of this book, though I felt the ending served the t...
Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke
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March 2013
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reviewed: Bleed
An interesting, fun premise marred--ruined even--by amateurish writing. If you're not a fan of adverbs, you are going to be b...
Bleed - Ed Kurtz
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March 2013
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reviewed: The Drummer
Competently written, tepid 'suspense' novel where not much happens and the main character floats along, directed by events. T...
The Drummer - Anthony Neil Smith
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reviewed: Outpost
Quite simply one of the best horror novels I've ever read. Think 'The Thing' meets 'Alien' meets 'The Rising'. Claustrophobic...
Outpost - Adam Baker
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February 2013
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reviewed: The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition
What an awful, boring yawn-fest. *Really* heavy on the 'Dark Fantasy' (which apparently means loads of bored, stuffy, slightl...
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February 2013
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reviewed: Crooked Little Vein: A Novel
Not nearly as good as the premise would indicate. It starts off a little flat, toying with the down-on-his-luck PI trope, the...
Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis
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February 2013
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reviewed: Dead of Winter
As always, I just don't dig themed collections; I say present the writer's best work and to hell with the common thread. That...
Dead of Winter - Kealan Patrick Burke
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January 2013
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January 2013
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reviewed: Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season
A Halloween-themed collection. I love Partridge's short fiction, but the limitation of the Halloween theme detracts a bit fro...
Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season - Norman Partridge
reviewed: Coraline
Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer with an impeccable eye/ear for authoritative children's POV. If I had it to do over, I woul...
Coraline - Neil Gaiman
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January 2013
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reviewed: Genital Grinder
Ed Lee meets Brian Keene. It's certainly gross; there are a couple of passages that were revolting, but without any of Lee's ...
Genital Grinder - Ryan Harding
reviewed: The Teratologist
A little bloated, though a good solid story underneath the window-dressing. The flabbiness is thrown into the spotlight when ...
Teratologist - Edward Lee, Wrath James White
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