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Review: Yellowcake

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Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan. Random House Children’s Books. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: A short story collection from Margo Lanagan. Which means two things: each story is incredibly unique; each is amazingly good. The Good: Here’s the problem: each Margo Lanagan short story is so unique that it’s impossible to easily sum [...]

Review: Full Dark, No Stars

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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. Scribner. 2010. Personal copy. Part of my “holiday reads” for grown ups. What better Halloween author than Stephen King? The Plot: Four stories. In 1922, a man who loves his farm decides that his wife is what stands between him and a happy life farming. He involves his son, and winds [...]

Review: Attack of the Vampire Weenies

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Attack of the Vampire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar. Starscape / Tor Teen. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: A short story collection that will make you laugh while you double lock your doors and check your closets for monsters. The Good: This is the most recent of [...]

Review: What We Left Behind in Jacksonville

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What We Left Behind in Jacksonville by Colleen Mondor (of Chasing Ray). Short story at Strange Horizons, October 25 2010. The Plot: Bridget, the narrator, is on her way to the Jaycee Annual Haunted House with the rest of her friends. As the high school students giggle and flirt, as cool guy Jack has his [...]