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EyesOnly34

EyesOnly34

Joined January 2019

Books are a kind of magic.
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A blend of 80s tropes and coming of age concepts with a particularly harrowing event at the center.

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The Squidder | Ben Templesmith
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The creativity of this particular journey really makes it worth the read. Easily one of the weirdest concepts I‘ve read lately, but that is part of its charm. Character development is a little lax, but the story doesn‘t suffer as much as expected because of it. The stripped down art style really adds a layer of grit to an already gritty story.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Always a fan of Templesmith's art. 👌 3w
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Gulag: A History | Anne Applebaum
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Reading about such a happy topic lately. Insane barbarism.

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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy, even the journal entry style writing, but I‘m not sure it was the best choice for a climactic ending—which this just really doesn‘t have, despite a great build up. As a book, it holds your attention, but ultimately drags and fizzles its way to an okay finish. Still, not too bad.

annahenke Good to know. 1mo
EyesOnly34 @annahenke not to deter you from it. It was still worth the read, just not quite as advertised for a finale. :) 1mo
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Stark fights zombies. Enough said. Kadrey awesomeness.

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A great book for knowledge on the iconic Spartan culture.

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Cabal | Clive Barker
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A beautiful statement on who the real monsters are as only Barker can tell it. Midian is NOT where the monsters live 😎

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Pretty cool dark and industrial read so far. Picked this up at the library and started reading it blind.

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Doing a little delving.

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A must read.

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Metrophage: A Novel | Richard Kadrey
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One of Kadrey‘s early novels. A noirish, techno punk thrill ride.

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Sacred Creatures | Klaus Janson, Pablo Raimondi
Mehso-so

Nothing overtly wrong with this story. The art style is neat. I had trouble really connecting with many of the characters in this, despite enjoying parts.

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The Fungus | Harry Adam Knight
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Don‘t let the title fool you, this is one of the scariest pandemic apocalypse novels you will ever read.

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Wonder Woman/Conan | Gail Simone
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Gail Simone won me over with Clean Room. This team up already had the hook firmly in my mouth because of Conan appearing, but this is just bloody, nerdy fun with some surprisingly deep moments.

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Hell Divers | Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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God Country | Donny Cates
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An emotional and well-written story about family, humanity, and the struggle of letting go, all wound up in a story of a son and his sick father, who accidentally finds a magic sword. This had me in tears by the end, and I‘m not sorry about it. Best purchase of planet comic con 2019.

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God Country | Donny Cates
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Kill River | Cameron Roubique
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So-so is a little harsh since I did enjoy this 1980s trope slasher story, but the ending, I felt, fell a little flat. The lead character is enjoyable, but the book takes too long getting to the actual ‘slashing‘ too. Still, I had fun.

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The Scarlet Gospels | Clive Barker
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Barker‘s masterful prose is in full effect, and although the story suffers a bit with the choices made in regards to the titular “Pinhead,” the addition of “The Last Illusion‘s” Harry D‘Amour and the shear brutality of events make TSG an enjoyable read for anyone who waited for Barker to follow up his masterpiece, The Hellbound Heart.

Reggie So the first 50 pages where all the magicians get it.....BRUTAL!!! Lol. I kinda wanna read more about what Lucifer gets up to in our world. 4mo
EyesOnly34 @Reggie Right?! Bloody and wild! Yeah, me too! Thought the same thing! 4mo
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A limited edition collection of Conan the Cimmerian from the father of sword and sorcery himself, Robert E. Howard. With gorgeous cover art from writer and artist, Gerald Brom.

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Angry Candy | Harlan Ellison
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I began this when Ellison was still alive and finished it after his passing. To say Ellison‘s work and spoken words had a profound effect on my writing would be selling the man short. He was one of the last great sci-fi writers from a bygone era. Luckily, his words are always there to be read. This collection is filled with many great stories (some shinier than others).

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One of the best contemporary YA fantasy/horror novels written to date. Barker‘s writing style is elegant and imaginative as it always is, and the story is relatable to any young adult and adult alike who ever was a kid (that means most us anyway) 😁

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Kill Hill Carnage | Tim Meyer
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An otherwise fun 80s trope/style slasher romp with an ending that is a bit underwhelming. Still a bloody and enjoyable read. Some of the characters are also pretty likable.

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Live Girls | Ray Garton
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Easily one of the best contemporary vampire novels. Interesting and compelling concepts of the vampire mythos too.

MStew 🤘💀 4mo
EyesOnly34 😎 4mo
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White Fire | Brian Keene
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Keene‘s definitely at his usual level of horror greatness with this short novella. The payoff is a nice callback to some of his other work.

Reggie I really liked The Rising by him. 5mo
EyesOnly34 @Reggie I did too! He has some great books! The Conqueror Worms is fantastic world ending horror. 5mo
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The Crow | J. O'Barr
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Easily one of the top graphic novels ever. A uniquely touching and heartfelt story of love, loss, and revenge.

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Ghouls | Edward Lee
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Found this rather tough to find Pinnacle first printing awhile ago. A bloody and delightful read for any Lee fans.

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Butcher Bird | Richard Kadrey
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This is how one does proper urban fantasy.

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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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One of King‘s (Bachman‘s) best stories. Also, written in a time when editors weren‘t afraid to chop and cut needless words from King‘s work apparently.

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Masks and Demons | Kenneth MacGowan, Herman Rosse
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Fortunate to read this in the original 1924 edition I found in a rare books section. A really cool examination of masks in various cultures and some of the occult beliefs surrounding them.

Soubhiville Oh neat! What a special find! 6mo
EyesOnly34 @Soubhiville Yes! Such a cool book! 6mo
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EyesOnly34 @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! 6mo
MStew This is something id want to read this stuff is so interesting and strange! 4mo
EyesOnly34 @meghan2714 it is wild and archaic lol I joked it was like one of the books in Giles‘ collection in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Haha 4mo
MStew @EyesOnly34 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂💀 awesome 4mo
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The Hellbound Heart | Clive Barker
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Barker may be one of the greatest contemporary writers period from an artistic standpoint. Nobody quite has the flare for words that he possesses. Having read all of his work short of Coldheart Canyon, this book was so influential on concept alone that one can scarcely discount it, whether you like it or not. A great story of gluttony, desire, and the darkness that comes with it.

Reggie I still remember reading this for the first time a couple of years ago and telling a guy at work about how one of the Cennobites appears on a chair fashioned of severed tongues. My favorite of his is The Great and Secret Show and Everville, followed closely by Weaveworld. 6mo
EyesOnly34 @Reggie yeah! The imagery is horrifying and beautiful at the same time! His Books of Blood were the first things I read when I began and totally was hooked! 6mo
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The Fisherman | John Langan
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Richard Kadrey suggested this book awhile ago and he couldn‘t have been more right about how utterly beautiful and moving Langan‘s story of a protagonist who lost his wife is forced to come to terms with that loss due to some very nasty occurrences. Quite a great contemporary gothic style horror story with plenty of heart and some of the best imagery I‘ve seen in a climax of a novel.

Reggie Have you read his other one? It‘s very anatomy of a relationship meets the Twilight Zone. I really liked it. 6mo
vivastory I loved this one 6mo
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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May well be his greatest work, while quite probably his most intensely personal one.

Hollie Does this mean you got a smartphone?! 6mo
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