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Celebrating 10 award-winning years of Split Lip, this nearly 350-page hardcover collects 13 of the best Split Lip stories from its first decade. In addition to the stories—many of which are remastered and relettered—there’s over 50 pages of exclusive bonus content, including interviews, essays, commentary on every story, and behind-the-scenes art.

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52/52: The Liminal Zone, by Junji Ito

written by Sam on Sunday, September 25, 2022
Ito’s recent story collections lack the verve of his earlier work, I think I know why. His greatest works—Uzumaki and Tomie, of course, and Gyo to a lesser extent—tell a large, connected story, in which his obsessions reinforce the ultimate effect of the series. These one-off stories are too repetitive. Book: 33 out of 52

52/52: Green Tea, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

written by Sam on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
An all-time classic ghost story by reputation and impact on later authors, but to me, a bit anodyne in its impact. Not terrible—especially with its early archetype of the occult detective—but just not enough to enrapture me how I expected. Very handsome volume, though, with terrific art by Alisdair Wood. Book: 32 out of 52

52/52: Arson Plus, by Dashiell Hammett

written by Sam on Wednesday, September 7, 2022
This was Hammett’s first published short story featuring his long-running detective, the Contintental Op. It’s not an amazing story—a bit simple, and with a solution that’s frankly a stretch—but this is another truly lovely, handmade edition from Thornwillow Press. It’s the binding and printing that are the stars here anyway. Book: 31 out of 52

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