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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:31 pm 
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The crew over at the Ghost Story Society had been praising her work, so I dug out all the copies of "Best New Horror" I could find that had her stories in it - Steve Jones must be a fan - and then bought the novels.

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Finished A Clockwork Orange. A quick and surprisingly easy read. I'm in two minds as to whether it's dated or not - the language keeps it in the future but there's also an olde worlde feel that fixes it in the past. Glad I've finally read it though.

Picked up "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster to read at home, and "Apoidea" by Douglas Thompson to read at work (once I've finished Black Static).

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Just finished "The Engines of Sacrifice", a four novella collection by James Chambers, and the title story was one of the most powerful Cthulhu mythos pieces I can remember reading. Great stuff.

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Finished A Clockwork Orange. A quick and surprisingly easy read. I'm in two minds as to whether it's dated or not - the language keeps it in the future but there's also an olde worlde feel that fixes it in the past. Glad I've finally read it though.

Picked up "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster to read at home, and "Apoidea" by Douglas Thompson to read at work (once I've finished Black Static).


The company you keep, Andrew! That's a great tip on Clockwork Orange, thanks, I've always hung shy of it, the invented language thing maybe. Am about a third into your previous tip of "Mystery In Spiderville".... very surreal. Reminds me a wee tad of DFL's Nemonymous Night, but with constant sex thrown in. For sheer atmosphere, the best surreal novels I've ever read are Andre Breton's Nadja and Georgio De Chirico's Hebdomeros (but only the Margaret Crossland translation)... As a form the surreal novel is almost an as yet unattained ideal. Most dissolve into irritation and meaningless long before the finishing line...


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I remember enjoying The New York Trilogy a while ago. Might be fond memories of uni, though, influencing my memory.

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Last night read Lee Thompson's novella "Down Here in the Dark".

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And tonight finished "The Respectable Face of Tyranny" by Gary Fry, another novella. I've been reading a lot of novellas recently. You'd think we were going to have a novella feature in Black Static.

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Tonight's novella, "Eyepennies" by Mike O'Driscoll, and very good it was too :D

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Finished Paul Auster's "New York Trilogy" and loved it! Got a few more of his books on the shelves so looking forward to reading more.

Picked up Noel K Hannan's "Shenanigans" - an early Pendragon Press release that's a collection of short stories. Still reading "Apoidea" at work.

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Last night finished "Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories about Birds" edited by Nicholas Royle, and tonight whipped through "Bad Blood", a novella by Chuck Wendig.

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Currently a few pages into Anne Lyle's debut. Very good so far.

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Just finished "Regicide" by Nicholas Royle, and as I also finished "Murmurations", which he edited, a short while back, we'll have a feature on Nick with an interview and all in the next issue of Black Static. Yay!

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I really enjoyed Murmurations.

At the weekend I read Mr King's The Wind Through the Keyhole and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. I have mixed feelings about the Dark Tower series, but when it's good it's brilliant. I particularly loved The Gunslinger and Wizard and Glass. It was good to go back to that world and I really wouldn't mind him doing another 'inbetweeny' book again.

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I'm reading House of Lost Dreams by Graham Joyce, and it's amazing. Wonderful stuff.

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Last night read the next Spectral chapbook, "The Eyes of Water" by Alison Littlewood. Not bad, not bad at all. Anyone else tried her stuff?

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