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52/52: Deserter, by Junji Ito

February 20, 2022 10:14 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Deserter, by Junji Ito

I’ve gotten worn out by Ito’s recent work, but this collection of his early stories revitalized my interest in his... View Article


52/52: Devil House, by John Darnielle

January 30, 2022 6:32 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Devil House, by John Darnielle

A nuanced, twisting, multi-viewpoint novel that meditates on the ethics and impact of true-crime journalism. If true-crime has ever struck... View Article


52/52: In The Woods, by Tana French

January 19, 2022 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: In The Woods, by Tana French

One hell of an accomplished first novel, with all of the hallmarks of characterization, plot, and theme that French explored... View Article


52/52: The Small People, by Thomas Ligotti

December 31, 2021 2:03 pm Published by Comments Off on 52/52: The Small People, by Thomas Ligotti

Ligotti’s introduction—written for this appealing, one-story chapbook with a screen-printed dust jacket—offers a good encapsulation of his approach versus other... View Article


52/52: Mr. Jones, by Edith Wharton

December 30, 2021 10:31 am Published by Comments Off on 52/52: Mr. Jones, by Edith Wharton

I’m usually more of a fan of Wharton—especially her short stories—than I’d expect to be, but not this time. Perhaps... View Article