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The Man Who Was Thursday (Penguin English Library) by G. K. Chesterton
A brief explanation of the plot:

Gabriel Syme is hired by a mysterious man in a pitch black room to work undercover for Scotland Yard, infiltrating a group of dangerous Anarchists who wish to tear down society as we know it. By a deliberate series of events Syme finds himself on the prestigious and mysterious committee of this "cult" and is given the name Thursday (all members of the council are named after the days of the week). From here on Syme uncovers a number oddities in his investigation and the plot becomes more and more surreal.

I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons;

1) The writing style. Its right up my street. Reminds me… Read more
The Crow: Curare by James OBarr
The Crow: Curare by James OBarr
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, 7 Feb 2014
I have always been a huge fan of The Crow and it is so nice to see James O'Barr return to this character again with yet another beautiful, yet haunting tale of a dead little girl seeking justice against the one who took her life.

In the preface O'Barr explains his choice not to illustrate this tale, explaining that he felt the reader would not be able to stomach such a dreadful tale depicted in his iconic, dark art. Instead he got a recommendation from a friend and ended up working closely with a man he had never met, Antoine Dode, based in France. I must say this was an excellent choice. Dode's style is much softer and cartoony and takes away some of the harsh brutality conveyed… Read more
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The word brutal springs to mind when trying to describe the fairy folk in this tale.

Based heavily on Irish folklore and other incredibly well researched European ghouls and goblins, Cargill creates a parallel world living alongside modern day America filled with all those nasty little creatures you were told stories about when you were a kid.

It starts in the traditional "Once upon a time" Disneyeque way but quickly rips off any veneer of "happily ever after" by committing a vicious double killing in the first chapter and simply continues in this fashion, filling the pages with more blood, horror and violence than you can shake a stick at. What I… Read more

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