A Throwback Thursday Review — The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The front cover of the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House
By: Shirley Jackson
Release Date: October 16, 1959
Publisher: Penguin
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Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is probably one of the best-known horror novels of the last century. Master storyteller Shirley Jackson spins a tale in this novel that many modern readers may not expect to find, especially depending on which movie adaptation of this classic tale they may have seen.

Review — The Nature of Middle-Earth

The Nature of Middle-Earth
By: J.R.R. Tolkien; Carl F. Hostetter (editor)
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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There are a plethora of books exploring aspects of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. From essay collections by modern-day linguists and scholars to compendiums of fragments of stories and lore, a great deal of supplemental material exists for fans of The Lord of the Rings. The latest addition to this collection is The Nature of Middle Earth, edited by Carl F. Hostetter.

Review – The Salmon Who Dared Leap Higher by Ahn Do-hyun

A salmon leaping over waves The Salmon Who Dared Leap Higher
By: Ahn Do-hyun
Illustrator: Daniella Terrazzini
Translator: Deborah Smith
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Publisher: Pan
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Award-winning and bestselling poet Ahn Do-hyun brings us a classic fable in The Salmon Who Dared Leap Higher. Despite winning the 1981 Daegu Maeil Shinmun Annual Literary Contest with the poem “Nakdong River,” the 1984 Don-A Ilbo Annual Literary Contest for the poem “Jeon Bong-jun Goes to Seoul,” the 1996 Young Poet’s Award, and the 1998 Kim So-wol Literature Prize, this is the first work of Do-hyun’s to have been published in English.

Review – Aliya Whiteley’s From the Neck Up

Book cover featuring a wooden head with mushrooms growing out of it From the Neck Up
By: Aliya Whiteley
Release Date: September 14, 2021
Publisher: Titan Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Award-winning author Aliya Whiteley is certainly no stranger to horror. Her latest collection of short fiction, From the Neck Up, is another foray into this familiar land that marries horror with the uncanny. Sixteen wonderful tales comprise this collection, with something for every reader.

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Review – Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 edited by Ellen Datlow

Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 Best Horror of the Year Volume 10
By: Ellen Datlow (Editor)
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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For well over a decade, award-winning editor and industry giant Ellen Datlow has been compiling the year’s best short horror fiction. Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 collects over 400 pages of the best horror printed in prior publications during 2016. Featuring a wide variety of authors and publishers, there is a little bit of everything the horror genre has to offer within these pages.

Review – Full Throttle by Joe Hill

Full Throttle by Joe Hill Full Throttle
By: Joe Hill
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: William Morrow
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Decorated horror writer Joe Hill brings us a tome of short horror fiction titled Full Throttle. There are thirteen stories in total within this anthology, which is quite an apt number for a horror collection. The first tale, “Full Throttle” is co-written by Stephen King, the author’s father. It’s also the basis for a Netflix film, so readers who find themselves fans of this story will have more to look forward to.

Review – Night on the Galactic Railroad & Other Stories from Ihatov by Kenji Miyazawa

Night on the Galactic Railroad & Other Stories from Ihatov by Kenji Miyazawa Night on the Galactic Railroad & Other Stories from Ihatov
By: Kenji Miyazawa
Translator: Julianne Neville
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: One Peace Books
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Night on the Galactic Railroad & Other Stories from Ihatov is a collection of poems and short stories by Kenji Miyazawa. The collection is a short one, filled with fantasy and fairy-tale-like stories.

Review – Astro-Nuts by Logan J. Hunder

Astro-Nuts by Logan J. Hunder Astro-Nuts
By: Logan J. Hunder
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Night Shade
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Astro-Nuts by Logan J. Hunder is the sort of story that may work a bit better on the screen (as a movie, television show, or anime) than on the page. Something about it simply didn’t work. I wasn’t quite as hooked as I thought I would be after the initial first chapter.