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     Fight Club fans will recognise Chuck Palahniuk’s recurring themes and jet-black humour as sex addict Vincent explores the world of self-help groups, mental illness and random, petty criminality.

     The forthright narrative swings between realistic grit and surreal farce as Vincent chokes on his own sh*t, both literally and metaphysically. It is hilarious and heartbreaking by turns.
     Palahniuk loves a modern American loser and hurls the reader deep into the messed-up psyche of another hero trying to redefine masculinity in a world of adverse rules and chaos. It’s not for the easily shocked, but it’s a gem.

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     I have read Steven Erikson’s first four Malazan novels and would like some advice as to whether or not to continue.  You can read my reviews (published over the last two weeks) on my homepage.

    Your thoughts folks …

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Gyb Farm

Now this sounds like my kind of read! Impressive research too. x

Uncanny UK

The reason I bought a Kindle a couple of weeks ago is that I’ve decided to start publishing on it! I’ve launched an imprint called Apparition, tying in with my app development work.

This first book is chock-full of some of the finest, scariest, most bizarre and fascinating true ghost encounters you’re ever likely to read. They all come from the works of George Frederick Lee, a pioneering paranornal researcher whose work is sadly neglected. There is a reason for this (as you’ll learn if you read on) but the result is that very few of his stories have gained wider currency. How the title story, about hideously transformed spirits clawing their way out of the ground to terrify an isolated farmhouse, has escaped attention before now escapes me. Most of the stories are from the UK but many are from the USA and beyond. One of my favourites comes from…

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     Hello Blogsprites!

     It’s book month at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana so I’ll be featuring a favourite author, Margo Lanagan, in the Magickal Thing section of the sidebar throughout May.

     Click the pic to discover Tender Morsels …

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     There is still time for kids and teens to get reading for this year’s Leeds Book Awards.

     Click on the pic to peruse the nominated titles then vote for your favourites!

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I recognised this image from a glimpse of the top third but I have never seen a version by this artist. It’s wonderful. More brilliant stuff from The Warden’s Walk.

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