Stone Junction

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Zombie Versus Fairy Featuring Albinos by James Marshall
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After the first entry in his How to End Human Suf­fer­ing series Ninja Ver­sus Pirate Fea­tur­ing Zom­bies, I thought I was prepped for where James Mar­shall would take me. Nope. Rather than directly con­tin­u­ing with the unusual adven­tures of Guy Boy Man (an adven­ture I was look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing), Mar­shall directs his atten­tion to the zom­bies; more specif­i­cally, to Buck Burger, the most depressed zom­bie in history. He cant see the point of con­tin­u­ing the zom­bie life, a life that con­sists of work (which is basi­cally the caus­ing of ran­dom destruc­tion, dont ask me how this econ­omy func­tions) and shop­ping for humans at the gro­cery store (prefer­ably… Read more
The Warhol Gang by Peter Darbyshire
The Warhol Gang by Peter Darbyshire
"I wander the mall to distract myself from whatever's wrong with me. The mall's tunnels go everywhere in the city - under the streets, up through walkways connecting office towers, into bus-station lobbies and hospital cafeterias. I don't think the mall has a beginning or an end. The mall is a part of everything or maybe everything is a part of the mall. Whatever I need is in the mall. Food courts. Clothing stores. Cinemas. I never have to leave the mall."

I don't believe Peter Darbyshire to be the greatest fan of consumerism. Not at all.

Neither is Chuck Palahniuk, at least in Fight Club (a novel that, like it… Read more
Bookman by Lavie Tidhar
Bookman by Lavie Tidhar
4.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk lives!, Sept. 19 2011
This is a type of book I'm beginning to refer to as a Dog's Breakfast Novel; it's messy, there's a little bit of everything, and hopefully it's palatable to the tongue and not simply snouts and entrails. What I mean is, the author seemingly throws everything into the mix, and in order for it to work, it better have verve, style, and entertainment value galore, or it's going to be really sticky (Gord Zajac's recent Major Karnage is another such example). Luckily, Lavie Tidhar (of the gloriously weird The Tel Aviv Dossier) has style to spare, and his steampunk adventure novel… Read more

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