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Reading--Allen, Bird, Southard

I'll try to post a more substantial review down the road, however here's a quick look at three books I've recently read.

Wine and Rank Poison by Allyson Bird is her sophomore collection and shows a maturation of style. Introduced by Joe Lansdale. Here's more: Wine and Rank Poison | Fangirltastic  

Red Sky, a novel by Nate Southard. Gory and ultraviolent account of a botched bank robbery that leads into outer darkness. Will definitely please fans of The Hills Have Eyes and Predator. Southard says you can reserve copies of Red Sky through Thunderstorm Books.

 The Journey to Kailash is a lovely collection of poetry by editor, author, and poet Mike Allen. I'll talk more about Allen in a later post. Most people are familiar with him as a poet and editor, and rightfully so. Nonetheless, his work in dark short fiction deserves wider acclaim. He was nominated for a Nebula for the story "The Button Bin" and another tale called "Her Acres of Pastoral Playground" was a standout in Darrell Schweitzer's Cthulhu's Reign anthology. He's got the goods to be a major name in the horror field.


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Jan. 29th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Red Sky looks like fun, for certain values of fun, but appears already to be sold out. I'll keep an eye out for affordable copies on the used market or for a reprint edition.
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
You are too kind! :-D
Jan. 30th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
I was lucky enough to win a copy of Journey to Kailash a couple of years ago. It's a daggum fine collection, and I also agree with your thoughts re: Mike's short fiction talents. Joker knows how to bring the creepy.
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