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Aug 26

Kelly Braffet's Save Yourself: It's Complicated

Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself is angry, sad, and dark. It’s a story of flawed—broken, really—people doing things that, to an observer, would look pathetic, tragic, incomprehensible. But once you start reading, you won’t be on the outside anymore, and while the actions will remain pathetic and tragic, they will no longer seem incomprehensible. Save Yourself …

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Jul 12

In Which I Recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is terrifying and comforting, grounded and fanciful, delicate and powerful. But most of all, it is a true representation of childhood—or rather, of revisiting childhood as an adult. It is, in other words, a Gaiman sort of book, and if that’s enough for you to …

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Jul 05

Stephen King's Joyland: Not the Usual

Might as well establish this up front: I’m a Stephen King fan. (Some people aren’t, but hey, there’s no accounting for taste.) I am not, however, a horror fan. Not really. So when I read his work that can be classified as horror—which, by the way, is only a portion of it, despite where it’s …

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