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    Really want to check out Bird Box one of these days.

    I am working my way through All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By.

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    I'm currently reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Quite the brick, but not unrewarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    Really want to check out Bird Box one of these days.

    I am working my way through All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By.
    I got the CP edition of All Heads Turn but haven't read it yet. Post your thoughts when you finish. It's a beautiful production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subie09lega View Post
    I got the CP edition of All Heads Turn but haven't read it yet. Post your thoughts when you finish. It's a beautiful production.
    I'm almost half way done. Beginning is crazy (in a good way)!

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    Just finished Goblin. Here is the review I posted to YouTube. It's a surprisingly low-energy review for a book I thought was fantastic. Try not to fall asleep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PHPjbIeU0Q&t=1s

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    I finished Carny Kill and I'm now reading Ace Double 78400 The Star Virus by Barrington J Bayley and Mask of Chaos by John Jakes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Just finished Goblin. Here is the review I posted to YouTube. It's a surprisingly low-energy review for a book I thought was fantastic. Try not to fall asleep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PHPjbIeU0Q&t=1s
    Thanks for the review! I'm definitely looking forward to this one. I liked all the books you referenced, except I haven't read Hex yet, though maybe someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Thanks for the review! I'm definitely looking forward to this one. I liked all the books you referenced, except I haven't read Hex yet, though maybe someday...
    I grabbed this right when it came out - Pretty good story, lots of creepiness. Although I think the original Dutch setting/storyline would have made it even more so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Thanks for the review! I'm definitely looking forward to this one. I liked all the books you referenced, except I haven't read Hex yet, though maybe someday...
    I liked it. But I do joke that the book is simply Pet Sematary with a witch. For sure there is more to it than that--including a pretty original framing concept. It begins creepy and it's a fun read. I do wonder if the original ending was better.

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    I have two copies of Haven - one is the US edition, and the other I got from PS a while back - not sure which edition it is - are the endings different? I should probably see which editions I have otherwise I sound like I'm just winging this - which I kind of am.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I liked it. But I do joke that the book is simply Pet Sematary with a witch. For sure there is more to it than that--including a pretty original framing concept. It begins creepy and it's a fun read. I do wonder if the original ending was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I have two copies of Haven - one is the US edition, and the other I got from PS a while back - not sure which edition it is - are the endings different? I should probably see which editions I have otherwise I sound like I'm just winging this - which I kind of am.
    You meant Hex, right? Hex in any language is better than Haven!

    I bought my edition of Hex from PS. It's the UK edition signed. I think the US edition is the same. Any edition that's in English is the same, I believe. It's the original in Dutch that has a different ending. I think Thomas Olde Heuvelt mentions it in the afterword. Or maybe in an article Read online. I don't know. But he changed the ending for the English translation and he felt it improved the book. But from what he described, I don't think it did. The ending felt somewhat disjointed.

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    Just started this one, pretty good so far.
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    Hex - Haven - in obviously confused.

    Yeah, I meant Hex. I bought Haven from CD - it's not good?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    You meant Hex, right? Hex in any language is better than Haven!

    I bought my edition of Hex from PS. It's the UK edition signed. I think the US edition is the same. Any edition that's in English is the same, I believe. It's the original in Dutch that has a different ending. I think Thomas Olde Heuvelt mentions it in the afterword. Or maybe in an article Read online. I don't know. But he changed the ending for the English translation and he felt it improved the book. But from what he described, I don't think it did. The ending felt somewhat disjointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Hex - Haven - in obviously confused.

    Yeah, I meant Hex. I bought Haven from CD - it's not good?
    I bought Haven from CD as well and I was so excited to read it but I just couldn't finish it. After the fifth encounter with the local bully I just closed the book and walked away. I wanted to like it but now I just hope I can sell it for something more than I paid for it someday. For what it's worth, it won an award. Maybe you'll like it. For me, it was an absolute dud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subie09lega View Post
    I got the CP edition of All Heads Turn but haven't read it yet. Post your thoughts when you finish. It's a beautiful production.
    Well, finished it this weekend. The start, and the end are quite hectic in a good way. I found the middle part had a lot of boring parts, at least for me. Overall though, I enjoyed it. It wasn't an overwhelmingly long book by any means, and it kept my interest throughout. I felt it stayed true to the period where the story was taking place. I wouldn't put it on my own personal "Best of" lists, but it was good.

    Now, back to my Kobo for some dark, space sci-fi. Richard Paul Russo's Ship Of Fools, which came highly recommended on many places I've checked out.

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    The Devil's Rosary: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Two by Seabury Quinn--the 1930s pulp horror author who Lovecraft detested, but was praised by others of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    The Devil's Rosary: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Two by Seabury Quinn--the 1930s pulp horror author who Lovecraft detested, but was praised by others of the time.
    Lovecraft, now there was a piece of work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Lovecraft, now there was a piece of work.....
    Funny you would say that. My initial response when I read 'author who Lovecraft detested' I thought, I would probably like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    The Devil's Rosary: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Two by Seabury Quinn--the 1930s pulp horror author who Lovecraft detested, but was praised by others of the time.
    I read the first volume which left me a bit....unimpressed - the stories I found too repetitive.
    I had already pre-ordered vol. 2 and 3, but after finishing this first volume, I canceled.

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    They are very much formulaic and of their time but I find them interesting.

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