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Writer and software engineer in the US Midwest. I enjoy poetry, horror, some f/sf, some mystery, some literary fiction (but not the kind where the main character is a professor and nothing happens).

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Never Whistle at Night (2023, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 4 stars

Norris Black • Amber Blaeser-Wardzala • Phoenix Boudreau • Cherie Dimaline • Carson Faust • …

Review of Never Whistle at Night

4 stars

This is billed as a “dark fiction anthology,” and that’s apt. Not every story is horror fiction, but they all contain darkness. Of the horror stories, not all are supernatural horror. All are worth reading.

I Am a Beautiful Monster (Hardcover, 2007, The MIT Press, MIT Press) No rating

Still making my way through this very dense book. Seldom has a collection of an author’s work made me despise the author more. A brilliant but awful person. Reading about Picabia’s and André Breton’s attempts to sabotage one another in their artistic community is what it would be like to watch Kid Rock and Ted Nugent in a barroom brawl: you hope there’s a way they can both lose, and you lament the damage to the bar.