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Novella Review: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Novella Review: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Title: Mile 81 Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Paperback: 54 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) At Mile 81 on the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up rest stop on a highway in Maine. It’s a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It’s the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Maniscalco Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 1 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Hardcover: 326 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice…

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Book Review: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Book Review: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 495 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as…

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Audiobook Review: Danger in the Dark by L. Ron Hubbard

Audiobook Review: Danger in the Dark by L. Ron Hubbard

Title: Danger in the Dark Author: L. Ron Hubbard Narrators: Karen Black, R.F. Daley, Christina Huntington, Jim Meskimen, Gino Montesinos, Noelle North, and Josh R. Thompson Duration: 2 hours Publisher: Galaxy Audio Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Explore this fantastic tale. After Billy Newman strikes gold while mining in the Philippines, he believes Lady Luck favors him so much that he buys his own South Seas island for a bargain price . . . or so he thinks.  But when the natives fall…

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Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Title: World War Z Author: Max Brooks Publisher: Crown Hardcover: 342 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the…

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Book Review: The Green Mile by Stephen King

Book Review: The Green Mile by Stephen King

Title: The Green Mile Author: Stephen King Publisher: Pocket Books Hardcover: 400 pages Summary: (From Goodreads) At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers are depraved as the psychopathic “Billy the Kid” Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in “Old Sparky.” Here guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them. But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the…

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