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52/52: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss

February 7, 2021 10:08 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Summerwater, by Sarah Moss

A novella focused on one rainy, boring day at a Scottish holiday park, with each chapter centered in each cabin.... View Article


52/52: Folk Horror, by Adam Scovell

February 3, 2021 6:50 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Folk Horror, by Adam Scovell

An important book, but not—by my lights—a good book. Important because Scovell defined the Folk Horror Chain theory that underscores... View Article


52/52: Broken Harbor, by Tana French

January 24, 2021 9:54 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Broken Harbor, by Tana French

The best of French’s novels I’ve read, focused on a strange family murder in a failed housing development. Most compelling... View Article


52/52: Remina, by Junji Ito

December 18, 2020 10:16 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Remina, by Junji Ito

A sci-fi/horror romp reviving Ito’s over-the-top sense of fun and horror. Includes a riff on Akira’s destruction of Tokyo, now... View Article


52/52: King Suckerman, by George Pelecanos

December 4, 2020 10:55 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: King Suckerman, by George Pelecanos

Another of Pelecanos’ typically engaging and lived-in DC crime novels, this one set during the week of the 1976 Bicentennial.... View Article