Infernal by Mark de Jager Fizzled More than It Sizzled for Me!

What I Liked The Alien Nature of Humans. Since the main character isn’t well… human, the intricacies of human interaction are lost on him. He cannot fathom why a kindly tinker would gift him with his spare cloak or why the other main character would save his hide. He also takes many phrases literally and…

A Wrap-Up of the Netgalley Books I Read in May-June 2021

It Came From Miskatonic University: Weirdly Fantastical Tales of Campus Life by Various Authors I requested this book on Netgalley and I’m so glad I did! I lucked out when I found not one but two great anthologies on Netgalley. This one–as the name indicates–runs with a Lovecraftian theme. Different stories in it describe different…

A Wrap-Up of the Books I Read in March 2021

The Other Mother by Matthew Dicks I requested this book on Netgalley and I’m so glad I did! Even though the title brings Gaiman’s Coraline to mind, this book isn’t horror. The protagonist has Capgras Syndrome and thinks his mother has been replaced by an imposter. First of all, a very unique premise and one that…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in January 2021

Live Girls by Ray Garton Live Girls is a short and fast-paced vampire adventure of a book. Don’t reach for it if you like your horror to have deep characterization or be character-driven. Because during most of the book, all the protagonist does is whine, get his blood sucked out, and use one of his female…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in December 2020

Unity by Elly Bangs Like most of my favorite sf movies, such as Total Recall, Mad Max Fury Road, and Matrix, this book doesn’t let off on the action. Our protagonists are constantly on the run and things keep on happening. In short, I liked the fast pace. But like those same movies, this book was…