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Rob’s Critical Book Review: “Blood Fugue,” by Joseph D’Lacey

Though I’m sure to upset some authors and publishers who, understandably, want five-star reviews, I’ve my own definition of the five-star system. *One Star: A crime against God and man. *Two Stars: Poor, or otherwise not ready for publication. *Three … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Book Review: “Redheads,” by Jonathan Moore

Rob’s Critical Book Review: “Redheads,” by Jonathan Moore Though I’m sure to upset some authors and publishers who, understandably, want five-star reviews, I’ve my own definition of the five-star system. *One Star: A crime against God and man. *Two Stars: … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Book Review: “A Matter of Blood,” by Sarah Pinborough

  Rob’s Critical Book Review: “A Matter of Blood,” by Sarah Pinborough   Though I’m sure to upset some authors and publishers who, understandably, want five-star reviews, I’ve my own definition of the five-star system.   *One Star: A crime … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Review: “The Conjuring Glass, Book One of The Phoenix Girls,” by Brian Knight

When thirteen-year-old orphan Penny Sinclair moves to the small town of Dogwood to live with her godmother, she expects her life to become very dull. She doesn’t expect to find a strange talking fox roaming the countryside near her new … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Review: “Home,” by Carson Buckingham

With “Home,” Buckingham’s put out a work of dark fantasy of the kind to make Caitlín R. Kiernan smile, and yet the work’s not derivative or copy-cattish, not of Kiernan’s work, or that of anyone else.  Instead, the tale is … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Review: “Oh My Days,” by David Mathew (Triskaideka Books, May 2011)

Who the hell is David Mathew? One talented and brave writer out of the UK, that’s who. An accomplished name in the short story field that I’m hoping to see make a big splash in the States with his breakout … Continue reading

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