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pdx lydia has commented on (6) products.

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

pdx lydia, January 8, 2010

"Wastelands" is a near perfect collection of stories about the end of the world. It's rare to find a collection where every story is excellent, all but a couple I found fascinating, horrifying and sometimes jaw dropping. Surprisingly, the author did not include any zombies in any of the stories, appropriately saving those for other collections which focus on that genre. A selection of well written and thought provoking stories carefully and well chosen make this one of my favorite short story collections, I highly recommend it to all fans of sci fi, horror and novels of the apocalypse!
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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

pdx lydia, January 8, 2010

"Wastelands" is a near perfect collection of stories about the end of the world. It's rare to find a collection where every story is excellent, all but a couple I found fascinating, horrifying and sometimes jaw dropping. Surprisingly, the author did not include any zombies in any of the stories, appropriately saving those for other collections which focus on that genre. A selection of well written and thought provoking stories carefully and well chosen make this one of my favorite short story collections, I highly recommend it to all fans of sci fi, horror and novels of the apocalypse!
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The Gunslinger Born: Stephen King's The Dark Tower :01 by Stephen King and Peter David and Robin Furth and Jae Lee
The Gunslinger Born: Stephen King's The Dark Tower :01

pdx lydia, January 3, 2010

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is my favorite series of all time and I have been following it for 17 years so I was terribly excited to hear that they had published the story in graphic novel form. Though the illustrations are absolutely amazing and breathtaking, the dialogue is lacking. After reading the novels, the graphic novel doesn't hold up. The series is worth checking out for the beautiful artwork but I wouldn't recommend reading it.
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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places

pdx lydia, December 30, 2009

Wow, one of the best books I've read. I loved Gillian Flynn's first novel "Sharp Objects" and was surprised to find this even better! I was hooked from page one and couldn't put it down. The writing is amazing, the characters are great ( I especially loved and identified with the narrator) and the plot is gripping. Horrifying and intense all the way through. I have been recommending this book to everyone.
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Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration by Clint Willis

pdx lydia, December 30, 2009

This book is absolutely horrifying. I thought I'd read it alongside the Golden Compass trilogy (His Dark Materials trilogy) because it would give me an idea of what polar exploration is like but so far it is one of the most gruesome books I've read. I read a polar expedition survival book once published in 1920 but this one is modern and really gets into the nitty gritty. An excerpt, "He lowered his underpants-and a shower of skin fragments and hair fell into the snow...strips of skin had vanished from his legs,kneecaps, just rippled flesh, his private parts were red and raw...boils with festering heads..." I did not know how much extreme cold and starvation wore down the body. Worse than any horror novel. next time I complain about how cold it is I will think of this book...
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