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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:45 pm 
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I'm currently reading "The Machine Gunners" by Robert Westall and really enjoying it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Currently reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo, which is making all my other books extremely nervous.

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:23 am 
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I finished the Megan Abbott book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Picked up "Grass" by Sheri S Tepper but couldn't get past the first 60 pages. I think this is only the third or fourth time I've ever given up on a book. Instead I'm reading "The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum" by Heinrich Boll.

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:12 pm 
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I read "Grass", but didn't really like it, though there were some good aspects, which is pretty much how I feel about all the Tepper books I've read. Pretty sure I loved "The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum" by Boll, though it was a long, long time ago. Picked it up after seeing a film based on the book, if I remember correctly.

Quite a few books read since I last posted here.

"Dreams of Shreds & Tatters" by Amanda Downum, "The Curious Case of H. P. Lovecraft" by Paul Roland, "That Is Not Dead" edited by Darrell Schweitzer, "The Shadow Out of Time", "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", "At the Mountains of Madness" - all by H. P. Lovecraft - and "The Starry Wisdom Library" edited by Nate Pedersen.

All those were read for the Lovecraft feature in Black Static #46, and you can find them reviewed in that issue.

Also read for the HPL feature, but held over as we ran out of space, "Black Wings IV" edited by S. T. Joshi, "Shadows Over Innsmouth", "Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth" and "Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth", all edited by Stephen Jones.

Also read "The Hammer of Dr. Valentine" by John Llewellyn Probert, "Terror Tales of Wales" edited by Paul Finch, and "Leytonstone" by our own Stephen Volk.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:03 am 
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Since last time I was here, have read "Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow", "Probably Monsters", and "The Curse of the Zombie", all by Ray Cluley, who will, you'll be surprised and delighted to learn, be doing an interview for us in BS#47.

Also read: "Albion Fay" by Mark Morris, "The Spectral Book of Horror Stories", edited by Mark Morris, and "Horror Uncut", edited by Joel Lane and Tom Johnstone.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:37 am 
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Great news about the interview with Ray.

Finished "The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum" by Boll which I found a little too clinical to engage. Have picked up "The Music of Chance" by Paul Auster to read at work.

At home I finished another Auster book, "The Moon Palace", which I really enjoyed, and that's been replaced by "Whitstable" by Stephen Volk.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:12 am 
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Latest reads, "Brothers" by Ed Gorman & Richard Chizmar, "These Last Embers" by Simon Strantzas, and "Terror Tales of Yorkshire", edited by Paul Finch.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:28 pm 
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Since my last post, I've read "Escape Plans" by David Sakmyster, "The Bureau of Them" by Cate Gardner, "The Home" by Tom Fletcher, "The Harvestman" by Alison Moore, "A Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror" edited by Hugh Lamb, "The Visible Filth" by Nathan Ballingrud, "Bullet Ballerina" by Tom Piccirilli and Greg Chapman, and "The Death House" by Sarah Pinborough.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:47 am 
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Since my last post I finished Paul Auster's "The Music Of Chance" which was nothing sort of fantastic, and also Stephen Volk's "Whitstable" which I enjoyed.

Now reading Jim Thompson's "Nothing More Than Murder" at work, and Andrew Crumey's "Mr Mee" at home.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:45 am 
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Read since my last post, "Wakening the Crow" by Stephen Gregory.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:45 am 
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I finished Dave Hutchinson's Europe in Autumn yesterday. It is more than the plausible near-future thriller it seems to be, when you start reading it. Towards the end I was not sure what genre of speculative fiction I was dealing with. I did know I was enjoying myself. The only thriller which pleased me more was Trevanian's beautiful, The Summer of Katya.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Just finished the Ellen Datlow anthology "The Doll Collection" to review for Interzone but actually at a loss for what to read next, bought the new Clive Barker and the latest Neil Gaiman short story collection but off to the Download Festival tomorrow night so might take some old paperback that can get battered about in my rucksack.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:29 am 
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Read since my last post, "Blood 20: Tales of Vampire Horror" and "Death of the Day", both by Tanith Lee.

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Finished Jim Thompson's "Nothing More Than Murder" which I loved and am now reading Helen Marshall's "Gifts For The One Who Comes After".

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:48 am 
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Like everyone else I've got out of the habit of posting here, but I finished Helen Marshall's "Gifts For The One Who Comes After" which was ok, and also have read Mike O'Driscoll's "Eyepennies" (enjoyed a lot), and Pascal Garnier's "The Front Seat Passenger" (great).

I'm currently reading Christopher Priest's "The Affirmation", "Seaton Point" - a multi-authored novel, and "Best British Horror 2015" edited by Johnny Mains.

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