Monthly Archives: December 2013

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

It’s hard to find a well-written female character, especially when the author is a man. They’re usually these comic book amalgamations, all unnaturally curved with little personality. Sometimes they have the flexibility and fight of Kate Beckinsale’s Selene from the … Continue reading

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Pike by Benjamin Whitmer

When you hear enough of the right voices whisper the right names, you think, maybe, there’s something to this. Pike is one of those book titles that rattle around in the recommendation and favorites lists. Naturally, you think you’ll get … Continue reading

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Hell on Church Street by Jake Hinkson

Geoffrey Webb pulls into a convenience store and comes out to a gun pressed against him. He’s forced into his car and taken for a ride while the stickup artist decides what to do with his victim. Geoffrey is a … Continue reading

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The Contortionist’s Handbook: Ten Years Later

So much time has passed. I was climbing over stacks of magazines and flyers, books and brochures, with six books of my own tucked under my arms. I’d just finished listening to the author read from his debut novel, a … Continue reading

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The Booked. Anthology Review 13: “Real, Live Ghosts” by Matthew C Funk

Scooby is the perpetrator of a carjacking gone wrong. We find him on the run, searching for solace like a rat scurrying from a flipped light switch. He finds himself in an apartment, playing up innocence and his young age … Continue reading

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