A suburban ratpocalipse. (5 stars) The Rats is a direct and simple horror book, but with great descriptions and surprisingly deep characters. Specially for a story about mutant rats gone mad! This is a short book with a to-the-point narrative. Stephen King has described this story as Mike Tyson on his prime: “no finesse and…

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The voice of the dead. (5 stars) The very premise of Above the Dreamless Dead is a chilling one: poems written during or after World War I by veterans illustrated by several authors. And the result is a at the same time beautiful and eerie testimony of the conflict that inaugurated modern warfare. Every conflict…

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More of the same. Great series overall. (3 stars) I was very impressed how the first Borribles book brought a thrilling young adult story, as it presented these immortal “children” who love freedom above all. The second title, Go For Broke, impressed me even further with it’s very intriguing characters. So I had high expectations…

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Don Sloan, of the Just Free and Bargain Books blog, has posted a review of The Immaculate Conception. This is a tremendously imaginative, futuristic take on an old genre — the hard-boiled P.I. character, called in to cases the regular police can’t — or won’t — solve. Cascavel has a thousand one-liners to annoy the…

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