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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

  Title: SAVAGE SEASON Author: Joe R. Lansdale Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard/Penguin My first review of the BIG Hap & Leonard Read Along hosted by me, Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror” in partnership with Tachyon Publications & Mulholland Books. I’ve been literally moving from one Joe Lansdale book to the next unable to quench this thirst for Lansdale’s unique, gritty, and often hilarious (albeit emotional) storytelling style.  It’s my fondness for THE BOTTOMS, PARADISE SKY, MOON LAKE, FREEZER BURN, THE DRIVE-IN, and THE EDGE OF DARK WATER that lead me to Hap & Leonard and a desire to binge the whole...

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Book Review: COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi

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Book Review: COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi

  COME WITH ME by Ronald Malfi Publisher: Titan Come With Me by Ronald Malfi is a perfectly paced, page-turning, supernatural thriller that immediately draws the reader into an intimate shared space with the narrator of the story, Aaron Decker. Aaron’s wife, Allison invites her husband to come with her on an errand and he turns her down. Later that day, she is a victim of a mass shooting at a mall. Stricken with grief and the overwhelming loss he has suffered, Aaron finds comfort in immersing himself in memories the couple shared over the course of the marriage. Going...

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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale

EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale After reading THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale, I had a sneaking suspicion he was using his stories to break my heart and after just finishing EDGE OF DARK WATER, this suspicion has been confirmed. Joe R. Lansdale is indeed trying to break my heart. He’s coming after my soul. He’s weaseling into my life and stealing retail space on my bookshelf. Proof:   The thing is, I have fully surrendered. I’m allowing it. Game on. Take everything. EDGE OF DARK WATER is the story of some kids growing up as best...

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Book Review: SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke

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Book Review: SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke

  SLOW BURN ON RIVERSIDE by Chad Lutzke   “Taking my mind for granted became my biggest regret.” When 18-year-old Jex moves into a new apartment, his roommate’s descent into drugs paves the way for mental illness, while Jex deals with their sexually assertive landlady. But when her teenage son shows up, things take a very dark turn.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝓛𝓮𝓮-𝓪𝓷𝓷 🇨🇦 (@grumplstiltskin)   View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝕬𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖘 & 𝕷𝖔𝖗𝖊 (@ashesandlore)     View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sadie Hartmann (@mother.horror)

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SSM Book Reviews: MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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SSM Book Reviews: MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell

  MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sadie Hartmann (@mother.horror) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Elizabeth Gonzalez-Collazo (@shereadswithcoffee) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tali (@escapereality4now)

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