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Eutopia: A Novel Of Terrible Optimism by David Nickle
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I really enjoyed this book because it kept surprising me. I've read a lot of books, so it's hard to surprise me.

It was fast paced. The characters were easy to picture and keep clear in my head. (And some will stay in my head for a long time.)

This is a horror novel, but there is a science-fictional element to the story as well. So, the book is playing with the horror/sf boundary like the movies "Alien" or John Carpenter's "The Thing."

The horror is both graphic and subtle. And it is the subtle horror (racism, eugenics, biological warfare) that has stayed with me.

I also really like the philosophical questions I had to ponder -- what is Eutopia,… Read more
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
First, Michael Rowe has been a friend for many years. Second, I love this book!

His vampires are scary bad. And just like I remember them from the Hammer Horror movies and comic books of the 60s and 70s.

His characters are wonderfully real and all too fragile.

But Rowe isn't just telling a horror story, he's dealing with sexual orientation, prejudice, religion, and social status -- set against the backdrop of a small northern mining town.

Get your holy water and crosses prepared before you drive into Parr's Landing. But be warned, the body count is high!
Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy
Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy
If you liked The Golden Compass -- try this one! It has a great beginning and a dynamite ending. But like a lot of novels, it meanders in the middle. Of course I said the same thing about Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon -- which won both the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. So, this may be a problem with me and not the book. :)

I liked the characters, the mystery, the math!, and the settings. Which is to say, I liked pretty much everything!

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