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We Read Dead People: MOONBOG

We Read Dead People: MOONBOG

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, When I Am Through with You) and Daniel Kraus (Rotters, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. Things are a boggy mess in Holland, Maine. Hometown-boy-made-good David returns […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 7: Are Kids More Dangerous Than Adults?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 7: Are Kids More Dangerous Than Adults?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTER 17-18 & THE FOURTH INTERLUDE Shambling into Week 7, my copy of IT is beginning to fall apart. Pocket Books made a valiant effort with this almost cube-shaped paperback edition, but glue can […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 13-16 We’re grinding down a bit here. If you’re like me, fellow readers, you’re starting to wonder how many traumatic childhood incidents our adult Losers’ Club needs to relive before the diminishing returns […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 4: Do We Know These Monsters?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 4: Do We Know These Monsters?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 8-9 & THE SECOND INTERLUDE These three chapters focus on, in order, Richie, Beverly, and Mike. If there is an uphill climb in the 1958 chapters, this is it. Richie is a nails-on-chalkboard character, […]

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Bookends Fan Club: Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co.

Bookends Fan Club: Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co.

Lynn: Being a reviewer and blogger is the best job ever, but there are a few drawbacks. We get so many books (I know, tough problem, right?), and keeping up can be challenging. What often happens is that sometimes later books in series get postponed till. . . well, later, and sometimes never. So it says […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 3: Does This Book Even Need Pennywise?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 3: Does This Book Even Need Pennywise?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 4-7 & THE FIRST INTERLUDE Nothing speaks to the way King just can’t stop with IT than the book’s four “interludes”—in total, about 120 pages of history lessons about Derry that probably could […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 2: Who’s the Author of This Book?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 2: Who’s the Author of This Book?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 1-3 Here’s what you probably remember from the beginning of IT: Little six-year-old Georgie Denbrough chasing a newspaper boat down a rainy street when it zips into a sewer grate and Georgie tries to […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 1: Is That a Book or a Bible?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 1: Is That a Book or a Bible?

  INTRODUCTION First thing’s first: I first read IT circa 1987. I was 12 years old, which might strike the uninitiated as a tad young to tackle King’s gruesome, relentless, complicated, and just plain unwieldy horror epic (the 1986 printing was 1,138 pages). Fans, of course, will know that it was the perfect time to […]

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We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, The Smaller Evil) and Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Rotters) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. Poor little Caryn! She’s got a distant dad, […]

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Twelve Circus Novels for the End of Ringling Bros.
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Twelve Circus Novels for the End of Ringling Bros.

After 146 years of wowing audiences with rare animals and aerial stunts, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will hold its final performances this May. Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey retired their elephants in May 2016 after an intense legal battle with activists, which led to a decrease in ticket sales. As they dazzle crowds in Rhode […]