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Nate has worked in both the literature and genre departments at the Burnside location. He is currently the merchandising specialist for the Gold Room.

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Frankenstein (Dover Thrift Editions)
Frankenstein (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
by Patrick Suskind
Staff Pick
Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost... (read more)

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Frankenstein: A Norton Critical Edition
Frankenstein: A Norton Critical Edition
by Mary Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
by Mary Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Richard Brautigan: A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, and the Hawkline Monster
Richard Brautigan: A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, and the Hawkline Monster
by Richard Brautigan
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Richard Brautigan was the author of ten novels, including a contemporary classic, Trout Fishing in America, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of stories.Here are three Brautigan novels--A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon and... (read more)

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Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus (Signet Classics)
Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus (Signet Classics)
by Mary Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of "The Thing"
Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of "The Thing"
by John W. Campbell, Jr.
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Most of us have been introduced to this work through John Carpenter's film adaptation The Thing or Howard Hawks's The Thing From Another World.  Originally penned in 1936, John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? is a must read for any sci-fi/horror fan... (read more)

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Ghost Story
Ghost Story
by Peter Straub
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A truly creepy novel that could possibly be Straub's best. In the footsteps of Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James, and Edgar Allan Poe, Ghost Story will take you down a new and frightening path. Follow it if you dare!!!... (read more)

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The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks
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What is it that Frank has hidden up in the attic that could possibly tell the future? What does his father keep locked away in his private study? And when will his mentally disturbed brother, who escaped from the asylum, get home? Iain Banks's first... (read more)

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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus: The Original Two-Volume Novel of 1816-1817 from the Bodleian Library Manuscripts (Vintage Classics)
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus: The Original Two-Volume Novel of 1816-1817 from the Bodleian Library Manuscripts (Vintage Classics)
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Staff Pick
Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
by Patrick Suskind
Staff Pick
Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost... (read more)

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Hell House
Hell House
by Richard Matheson
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I've been a fan of the movie adaptation to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House (The Haunting, 1963) for years. Richard Matheson's  Hell House is an updated telling of that story, which also made it to film as The Legend of Hell House (1973... (read more)

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Woman in Black
Woman in Black
by Susan Hill
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Of the many classic ghost stories set during the holidays, The Woman in Black ranks among the best. Hill's novel is reminiscent of Dickens, full of eerie atmosphere, and delivers a creepy twist that will have you looking over your shoulder for days. If... (read more)

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Perfume: the Story of Murder (86 Edition)
Perfume: the Story of Murder (86 Edition)
by Patrick Suskind
Staff Pick
Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost... (read more)

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)
by H. P. Lovecraft
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H. P. Lovecraft created a world full of frightful and disturbing creatures that would go on to influence popular culture in ways he could never have imagined. While he graced the pages of the Weird Tales pulp magazine, his work was never published in... (read more)

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Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead
by Jamie Russell
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Zombies, zombies, zombies!!! They're everywhere! Face it, you're surrounded and there's no escape from the living dead in pop culture. When it comes to the history of zombies in film, this is an indispensable guide. If you think you've seen it all, then... (read more)

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The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
by Susan Hill
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Of the many classic ghost stories set during the holidays, The Woman in Black ranks among the best. Hill's novel is reminiscent of Dickens, full of eerie atmosphere, and delivers a creepy twist that will have you looking over your shoulder for days. If... (read more)

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The Painted Bird
The Painted Bird
by Jerzy Kosinski
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Considered to be Kosinski's finest work, The Painted Bird is touching, unflinching, and unforgettable. The story follows a boy, abandoned by his parents, as he journeys across Eastern Europe during WWII, struggling to survive. Although the author claimed... (read more)

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Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
by Mary Wollst Shelley
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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's... (read more)

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Intensity
Intensity
by Dean R Koontz
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Koontz has a real knack for getting you hooked, then throwing a curveball of a twist that keeps you turning those pages until you read the last sentence. Intensity saw two film adaptations, one a mini-series, the other the infamous French rip-off High... (read more)

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