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I Read Too Much
I Read Too Much

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Life and death in Baghdad
Frankenstein in Baghdad Ahmed Saadawi Penguin Books January 23, 2018 5 stars Hadi is a junk yard dealer living in one of the most ravaged
areas in war-torn Baghdad. He is an eccentric man known locally as a
teller of tall tales aka "pathological liar" but...
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A missing girl in East Texas
Jackrabbit Smile Joe R. Lansdale Mulholland Books  March 22, 2018  4 stars After reading 13 novels and a handful of short stories and novellas
about Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, I do not just feel like I know them .
I'm feeling like I am a part of their ...
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Golems, Mitzvahs, and a burning bush
The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook Maxwell Bauman CLASH Books  December 12, 2017 4 stars Upon reading the last page of The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook and
putting it down, I began to mull over the lack of multi-cultural
influences and references in Bizarro liter...
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Working for the mob
Blood Standard Laird Barron G.P. Putnam's Sons  May 29, 2018 4 stars    Isaiah Coleridge is muscle for the mob. He is half Maori, very big, and
amazingly intelligent for a man whose job it is to hurt people. He lived
most of his life in Alaska working for...
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Keep digging!
He Digs a Hole Danger Slater Fungasm Press February 14, 2018 4 stars Harrison Moss decides to dig a hole. It isn't so much a desire as a
compulsion and it may have something to do with the seed that he
swallowed that came from the unusual tree in his back...
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Just another apocalypse
Hold for Release Until the End of the World C.V. Hunt Atlatl Press January 1, 2018 4 stars Currie lives in the city of Daxton (Are you sure you spelled that
right?) and it does not sound like a nice place. She has a terrible
crazy neighbor and a roommate ...
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Dinosaurs in the Amazon
Monsters in the Clouds Russell James Severed Press January 29, 2018 4 stars Grant Coleman is a paleontologist with a best selling novel and a greedy
ex-wife. What few people know is that his novel is actually a true
story about a cave in the southwest wit...
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Of Skeptics and Spectres
The Elvis Room Stephen Graham Jones This is Horror March 13, 2014 4 & 1/2 stars "There’s a reason that other guest pacing you, three steps ahead, is so silent. It’s that, under his hat, he has no eyes." When
I think of writers who can do no wrong, Stephen ...
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The Ring trilogy becomes a series
S:Es Koji Suzuki Vertical December, 19, 2017 4 stars     Ring Trilogy by Koji Suzuki, who is often called the Japanese
Stephen King, is an amazing set of three books. While everyone knows
the first Ring novel mainly due to the movie, few have read the sec...
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A Wild West allegory/fantasy
Unbury Carol Josh Malerman   Del Rey April 10, 2018 5 stars   Anyone who reads my review knows that I am heads over heels in love with
the novels of Josh Malerman. You must believe me when I say I am not
being paid to say that. He is that good. His first ...
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