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Frankenstein, Dracula, and Eight More Early Tales of Terror for Halloween Reading

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Celebrate Halloween with one or two of the earliest examples of the horror novel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Heart Does Not Grow Back’ by Fred Venturini

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A realistic, almost conventional story of teenage angst takes an explosive turn into the realm of magical speculative fiction. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Lodger’ by Louisa Treger

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Out of a mundane life and an affair with upcoming author H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson makes her way to literary fame in the midst of the suffragette movement in this historical novel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Your Perfect Life’ by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

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A feel good book of charming proportions. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Hunting Gun,’ ‘Bullfight,’ and ‘Life of a Counterfeiter’ by Yasushi Inoue

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Inoue's early works cast a light upon a period of Japanese history, the post-World War Two period, that is little known to most English-speaking readers. They also reveal why he is as venerated as he is. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Ballroom’ by Alice Simpson

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If you enjoy music and dance, and are intrigued by people and their behaviors you will find this work to be immensely satisfying. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Head Trip’ by Jack Eadon

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Not just twins - Super Twins! Read More »

Book Review:’The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green

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Throughout the story there is a beauty and humor, a ‘candle in the wind’ for each of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Kills’ by Richard House

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The Kills is not what you’d call a casual page turner. Read More »

The Pride and the Prejudice of ‘Wuthering Heights': Oldcastle Books Pulps the Classics

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Maybe what Pulp! The Classics is really doing is returning these classic novels to their original context of popular culture and entertainment. Read More »