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The Saturday Night Club by Craig Davidson - review

I mostly know Craig Davidson through the all-out horror novels of his evil twin Nick Cutter. The Troop clearly showed a taste for Stephen King’s It. The Deep resembled a version of Abyss a bored Lovecraft might have rewritten from…

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Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy - Review

In France, where I grew up, Little Sister would be at home in my favourite genre: le fantastique. As Wikipedia describes it: “What is distinctive about the fantastique is the intrusion of supernatural phenomena into an otherwise realist narrative.” Fantastique…

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Book Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

I was intrigued by The Bear by Claire Cameron as soon as I saw it on a bookstore shelf: a very simple book cover which features the silhouette of two young children contrasting with the huge title, written in awkward,…

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If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie, Canadian Literature

The boy stepped Outside, and he did not die. Were you raised by overly anxious parents? Did you ever restrain from doing something trivial, so you could spare them an irrational worry? Did you do that so often that it…

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