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Published while he was still in college, Bret Easton Ellis’ debut novel Less Than Zero (1985) established themes of isolation and excess still present in his work today. The narrator, a disaffected young adult named Clay, sets himself apart from his friends and longs to leave Los Angeles. He appears again in Ellis’ second book,

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Once again, readers, my insomnia had come to call, and I needed a good read for the night. However, choosing the story took some time. I wanted something different from the usual ghosts, vampires, and demons of contemporary horror. I craved a story with more complexity in its characters and antagonists. Michael McDowell’s Blackwater delivers!

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Paraphrasing the words of a certain author, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a book will be almost always better than its movie adaptation. Yes, almost always because, despite the clear propensity of the written source being much more interesting and developed, sometimes flukes happen and the movie is indeed superior. That is why

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Hey, gang! Dustin here again with another round of Recent Reads. This one, admittedly, comes in late so it’s not that recent. But, hey, the year is almost over and I’d definitely be remiss if I didn’t share my thoughts on these with you so here we go! We got The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson to

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Hello, horror fiends! Dustin here again with another edition of Recent Reads. Well, it’s just Read this time. Your boy’s kind of been in a reading slump. Okay, and a writing slump too. But you know what? It’s nothing a little horror fun can remedy.  Division X by August Hill  I’m always in the mood for

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Have you heard about body modification? This practice involves the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or physical appearance. The extent of it varies on who you ask. However, in the mainstream world, these modifications usually consider implants, tattoos, piercings, and tongue splitting. The latter is precisely the catalyst for Hitomi Kanehara’s novel Snakes and

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When I first received Never Let Me Go in the mail, I was put off by the plain and muted tones of the cover. The only point of interest was that the title itself is purposely spliced. Mr. Ishiguro may have chosen the title design as a clue to what awaited his audience. Ladies and

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Dig into this slew of unique, terrifying monsters – each one hand-picked for your deplorably horrific delight. Vampires, genetically engineered animal-people, giant spiders, ghouls – and more than a handful of the absolutely worst monsters of all: the human variety – are brought to you by some of the biggest and best horror names in

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“It seems the very maddest, queerest thing that ever happened to me.” –The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Since their inaugural case, A Study in Scarlet (1887), Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have held many in their thrall. Despite coming to hate the public’s clamouring for Holmes and Watson’s latest exploits

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In order to establish the empty existence of the titular American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis describes in excruciating detail every aspect of Patrick Bateman’s life. From the shoes on his feet to his Oliver Peoples glasses – from ice cubes in soy sauce to new age menus at pretentious restaurants – Ellis lists page after

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