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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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Book Review: Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

Book Review: Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups Author: Jesse Eisenberg Publisher: Grove Press Hardcover:  273 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormrooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his…

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Book Review: M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

Title: M is for Magic Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Hardcover: 260 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you. Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers – but always embrace the unexpected. Collection includes: “The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds,” “Troll Bridge,” “Don’t Ask Jack,” “How to Sell the Ponti Bridge,” “October in the Chair,” “Chivalry,” “The…

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Book Review: Trigger Warning – Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: Trigger Warning – Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Title: Trigger Warning – Short Fictions and Disturbances Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Hardcover: 310 pages Source: Purchased Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things–which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to…

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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: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

Book Review: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

Title: Steel and Other Stories Author: Richard Matheson Publisher: Tor Paperback: 320 pages Source: Goodreads FirstReads Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech.  Human boxers have been replaced by massive humanoid robots.   And former champions of flesh-and-blood are obsolete . . . . Richard Matheson’s classic short story is now the basis for Real Steel, a gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman.  But “Steel,” which was previously filmed as a powerful episode…

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Book Review: Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruz

Book Review: Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruz

Title: Bloody Valentine Author: Melissa de la Cruz Series: Blue Bloods, Book 5.5 Publisher: Hyperion Hardcover: 147 pages Summary: (Taken from Goodreads) Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the…

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