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    Just finished reading the Suntup AGE of HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. This was a reread, and I think I liked it even more this time around. Such a messed-up story! Really love the way the author was able to integrate modern technology into the book in a believable way. Also adore that ending (and would love to know how it differs from the original Dutch edition). This Suntup AGE also might be my favorite in terms of production values. Everything works, and the art, both cover & interior is fantastic. Overall, so glad to have this edition of the book and would give it an A grade overall.

    Am now reading Don Winslow's "City in Ruins", the last book in the Danny Ryan trilogy. Just picked this one up and couldn't resist starting it right away as Winslow is probably my favorite modern crime writer, and if he holds true to his plans, this is his final book before retirement. 

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      Just finished reading Don Winslow's "City in Ruins", the last book in the Danny Ryan trilogy. This book rocked, and I literally could not put it down. Was exactly how I was hoping this trilogy would end. This story would make a fantastic t.v series or set of movies. Kills me to think that this will be Winslow's last book. I know that it's selfish, but I hope his retirement doesn't last!

      Am now reading the Thunderstorm LE of Wrath James White's short story collection, "The Ecstasy of Agony". I do occasionally enjoy extreme horror but I've actually never read a Wrath White book or story before; so, I'm excited to see if it lives up to his rep. Of course, since Edward Lee is giving the introduction to the book, I'm guessing that it's a safe bet that it does.

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        Originally posted by brlesh View Post

        Maybe it’s time to crack open one of those Tudor books.

        You might just like it (don’t let Jeff scare you off!).

        I would recommend starting with either The Other People or The Burning Girls, both of which were thriller / mysteries with a bit of the supernatural thrown in,

        If short stories are more your thing, her collection A Sliver of Darkness was very good, and the stories had a lot more of a supernatural angle to them.

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        Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

        Agreed. I've staring at them for quite some time, telling myself that I need to get to them. Thanks for the starting point recommendations and hopefully I can actually get to one before Sub Press publishes another one of her books!
        Gosh, darn it...and Sub Press has announced today that they have not one but TWO more Tudor books in the pipeline with The Drift already at the printer...I may have to be buried with my Tudor limited editions so that I may take them into the afterlife with me in order to finish them...

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          Finally -- finally! -- geting around to A CHILD ALONE WITH STRANGERS by Philip Fracassi. From everything I've heard (and the other books of his I've read), I'm expecting great things.
          Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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            Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
            Finally -- finally! -- geting around to A CHILD ALONE WITH STRANGERS by Philip Fracassi. From everything I've heard (and the other books of his I've read), I'm expecting great things.
            I have that on-deck. Let us know your thoughts, please!
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              Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post

              I have that on-deck. Let us know your thoughts, please!
              Will do. I've steered away from thick doorstop books like this in recent years, but if the first few chapters are any indication, this should read faster than I fear it otherwise might.
              Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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                Just finished reading the Thunderstorm LE of Wrath James White's short story collection, "The Ecstasy of Agony". There were a few standout stories, and some of these scenes will probably last in my brain quite a while, but overall, I found the collection to be hit or miss. All of the stories were hardcore and as graphic as you'd expect, but a lot of them just felt too similar in content and tonally the same. Probably would have liked this collection a bit more if I didn't read the stories straight through and instead broke them up with another book. Overall, I would give this one a solid C grade.

                Am now reading the SST LE of Paul Tremblay's "The Pallbearer's Club". Got my fingers crossed on this one as the reviews on Goodreads are a bit brutal, and I know some here on the forum didn't enjoy it.

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                  Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
                  Just finished reading the Thunderstorm LE of Wrath James White's short story collection, "The Ecstasy of Agony". There were a few standout stories, and some of these scenes will probably last in my brain quite a while, but overall, I found the collection to be hit or miss. All of the stories were hardcore and as graphic as you'd expect, but a lot of them just felt too similar in content and tonally the same. Probably would have liked this collection a bit more if I didn't read the stories straight through and instead broke them up with another book. Overall, I would give this one a solid C grade.

                  Am now reading the SST LE of Paul Tremblay's "The Pallbearer's Club". Got my fingers crossed on this one as the reviews on Goodreads are a bit brutal, and I know some here on the forum didn't enjoy it.
                  Eager to hear your thoughts on the Tremblay.
                  http://thecrabbyreviewer.blogspot.com/

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                    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post

                    Eager to hear your thoughts on the Tremblay.
                    I'll post a review for sure!

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                      Nearly 3/4 of the way through The Store by Bentley Little.

                      First read this probably 20 to 25 years ago, and while Little’s work got kind of formulaic over the years, I had forgotten what an effective horror story The Store was.

                      The story just flies by, and is genuinely creepy at parts.

                      Very much enjoying this reread.

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                        I'm about halfway through Josh Malerman's SPIN A BLACK YARN, and man, it is a chore at times. Comprised of five novellas, I'm in the middle of the third one, and they just go on forever. These could have been good short stories, but at this length, they are almost unbearable.
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                          I've spent the bulk of today reading MONSTER-SIZED HELLBOY, a massive 1,600 page collection of all of the main Hellboy stories, from birth to death. This is probably, page-wise and just physically THE biggest book that I own. I have, dimension-wise, bigger books, and ones with slightly higher page counts, but this is printed on really thick paper, so the sheer thickness is just a sight to behold. Heavy as hell, too. I can read Hellboy stories over and over again, and always find something new, so...I'm in my happy place with this collection.
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                            Finished The Store by Bentley Little.

                            Enjoyed this re-read quite a bit, more than I remember from the initial reading.

                            Next up, Elsewhere by Dean Koontz.

                            Based on the first 100 pages, not expecting much from this one.

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                              Just finished reading the SST LE of Paul Tremblay's "The Pallbearer's Club". As much as it pains me, the reviews are mostly correct. While the writing was good, the story itself was a slog to get through. The two main characters were unlikable, and the plot was pretty boring. The last two chapters were pretty good, but by then, it was too late for any redemption for this story. Overall, for me, this book was a disappointment. Hope Tremblay's next one is a return to form.

                              Am now reading the Earthling LE of Tyler Jones' "Midas". Am very excited to see if it lives up to the high praise it has received so far.

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                                Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
                                Just finished reading the SST LE of Paul Tremblay's "The Pallbearer's Club". As much as it pains me, the reviews are mostly correct. While the writing was good, the story itself was a slog to get through. The two main characters were unlikable, and the plot was pretty boring. The last two chapters were pretty good, but by then, it was too late for any redemption for this story. Overall, for me, this book was a disappointment. Hope Tremblay's next one is a return to form.

                                Am now reading the Earthling LE of Tyler Jones' "Midas". Am very excited to see if it lives up to the high praise it has received so far.
                                Thanks for the review of the Tremblay book. It pretty much sealed the deal as far as passing on it goes. Maybe if I pick it for a song the aftermarket, but the general consensus is that it just isn't that good and there WAY too many other books to spend money on.

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