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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    Yes, thank you! I was thinking about the proposed 5th book, which was supposed to be, I believe, Carlton Mellick. I think the press folded before it was officially announced.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Took a book break and read the Gotham Central series from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. I really enjoyed the street level perspective of the Gotham City police with minimal appearances by The Bat. Of course, Brubaker and Rucka are solid and reliable.

    Afterwards, I decided on finally tackling Chuck Wendig's Wanderers. My Goodreads says I'm 18% of the way in and so far it's going pretty good. I have zero idea where it's headed (which is great - I entered this one completely unspoiled) and looking forward to seeing where it takes me.
    I just recently completed compiling a full run of Gotham Central! I had read the first issue or two when it first came out and acquired the first dozen issues or so, but never got around to reading them. Recently picked up the rest of the series for pretty cheap on eBay and I'm looking to digging into the series. If you like Brubaker, check out Scene of the Crime. It's only four issues long and it's a great little noir-ish mystery.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Took a book break and read the Gotham Central series from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka.  I really enjoyed the street level perspective of the Gotham City police with minimal appearances by The Bat. Of course, Brubaker and Rucka are solid and reliable.

    Afterwards, I decided on finally tackling Chuck Wendig's Wanderers. My Goodreads says I'm 18% of the way in and so far it's going pretty good.  I have zero idea where it's headed (which is great - I entered this one completely unspoiled) and looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    THE LIGHT IS THE DARKNESS was the title, I believe.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    I think the Edward Lee book was The Haunter at the Threshold and Barron's was The Light is the Darkness. I might be wrong about the Barron book.

    I have the Morningstar lettered edition of John R. Little's Dreams in Black and White that I think is a great production. I picked it up for like $80 on eBay, directly from Larry Roberts if I remember correctly. I've wanted to track down more of their lettered editions on the aftermarket but they don't come up too often anymore. There was a period of time that Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town was going really cheap and I should've picked it up when I had the chance.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    Infernal House published huge traycased editions that retailed for around $175.00. They published Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Ketchum's The Woman, something by Edward Lee, and there was a fourth that may or may not have been published that was written by a Bizarro author, which I passed on when it was solicited. Gorgeous books, but the imprint was a casualty of the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall.
    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    Infernal House published huge traycased editions that retailed for around $175.00. They published Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Ketchum's The Woman, something by Edward Lee, and there was a fourth that may or may not have been published that was written by a Bizarro author, which I passed on when it was solicited. Gorgeous books, but the imprint was a casualty of the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall.
    Thanks for that info! One day, when I have time, I'll have to see if I can read up on the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall as that sort of thing interests me. Without knowing the background, I can truly say that it's a bummer that it also took down Infernal House as each of the book you mention are quite nice. Only have the Ketchum title, but would love to track down the others assuming they can be had at a reasonable price.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just started the DRP limited edition of Josh Malerman's "Malorie". Have been holding off reading this novel until the DRP LE was finally in-hand (was delayed 4 years in production). Only about 75 pages in, but, based on the killer opening, I'm pretty sure that this book is going to be great. What a way to start this story! Also really digging the interior Glen Chadbourne artwork!

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Infernal House published huge traycased editions that retailed for around $175.00. They published Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Ketchum's The Woman, something by Edward Lee, and there was a fourth that may or may not have been published that was written by a Bizarro author, which I passed on when it was solicited. Gorgeous books, but the imprint was a casualty of the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    Infernal House was a higher end press published by Larry Roberts (Bloodletting Press, Morningstar Press).

    Only published 4 books under the Infernal House imprint.

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    Interesting! I do have a few Bloodletting & Morningstar books but didn't know of the Infernal House affiliation. Thanks for that info B!

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post


    I've been struggling through SCREAMS since I received an ARC last summer. No matter how much I read, I never seem to get any closer to the end. A few good stories, but mostly garbage. This will be my last Datlow anthology, for sure.
    HA HA!!

    My thoughts exactly.

    At 480 pages of relatively small print, it is one of those books that just seems to take forever to finish.

    Of the 29 stories, I probably liked about a third of them. Probably another third I was ambivalent about; read & quickly forgotten, neither memorable from a positive or negative reaction.

    Another third I probably actively disliked.

    It could have easily been halved and still would have been a sizable anthology.

    I also have to question the marketing strategy. Advertised as an anthology of monster stories, most of the stories tended more towards the fantastical, rather than the monstrous or horrific.

    I know I have a couple of more Datlow anthologies in the TBR pile (one of which is Edited By, another door stopper of a book), so this won’t be my last go with a Datlow book, but in and of itself this one was certainly disappointing.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just finished the Infernal House LE of Jack Ketchum's "The Woman". Have read other versions of "The Woman" in the past and am happy to say that it holds up well. Ketchum is one of my all-time favorites and it makes me a bit sad to know we'll never get another entry in the Dead River series to find out what happens to the Woman. In terms of production values, they are top-notch! Know next to nothing about Infernal House as a publisher as I purchased this title on the secondary market, and they now seem to be out of business. Too bad as I would definitely be a customer if this edition is indicative of their production standards. If I had one small gripe with this edition, it would be that the book w/case is too large for a standard bookcase. Other than that, this edition is pretty sweet!
    Infernal House was a higher end press published by Larry Roberts (Bloodletting Press, Morningstar Press).

    Only published 4 books under the Infernal House imprint.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just finished the Infernal House LE of Jack Ketchum's "The Woman". Have read other versions of "The Woman" in the past and am happy to say that it holds up well. Ketchum is one of my all-time favorites and it makes me a bit sad to know we'll never get another entry in the Dead River series to find out what happens to the Woman. In terms of production values, they are top-notch! Know next to nothing about Infernal House as a publisher as I purchased this title on the secondary market, and they now seem to be out of business. Too bad as I would definitely be a customer if this edition is indicative of their production standards. If I had one small gripe with this edition, it would be that the book w/case is too large for a standard bookcase. Other than that, this edition is pretty sweet!

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post
    Finally finished the never ending anthology Screams From the Dark ed. by Ellen Datlow.

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    I've been struggling through SCREAMS since I received an ARC last summer. No matter how much I read, I never seem to get any closer to the end. A few good stories, but mostly garbage. This will be my last Datlow anthology, for sure.

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  • brlesh
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    Finally finished the never ending anthology Screams From the Dark ed. by Ellen Datlow.

    After Screams started The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard.

    Nearly half way through and really liking TPBE up to this point.

    West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe assists a Holmes-esque retired detective investigating an apparent suicide & body desecration at the academy.

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