He Drank, And Saw The Spider by Alex Bledsoe

“If you pick up a viper and it bites you, it’s not the viper’s fault, is it?” Novels are a bit like jokes. There’s some good ones. There’s some bad ones. Every now and then, one comes along that makes your stomach hurt because you can’t stop laughing. Then there are the groaners. Alex Bledsoe’s…

She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

“It’s only at the end of things that you come to any appreciation for what you’ve let slide by.” I have only read one other book this year with an ending so enthralling. Its name is Republic of Thieves. About a month back, a genre review website launched the exclusive cover reveal for this book,…

Fade to Black by Francis Knight

“’We all have walls, don’t we? You have your cynicism, her and her ice-queen act. A wall to keep everyone away, outside, so they won’t see the fear.’” I entered this book expecting a novel in the same vein as Daniel Polansky’s Low Town. This was mildly different. More of a better the Dresden Files…