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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 21:17:50

    Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories, Joyce Carol Oates-- Just as good as the rest of her work that I've read, but less interesting to me personally. A lot more on the literary side of things.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 21:05:32

    The Troop, Nick Cutter-- Not terribly well written, but fun as hell.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:58:26

    Geek Love, Katherine Dunn-- Just brilliant. Weird and incendiary and self-assured. l absolutely loved it.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:50:11

    Boy In Darkness and Other Stories, Mervyn Peake-- Not bad at all, but I don't think really my thing. Glad I tried it, though.

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    mycupofstars Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-18 20:42:35

    Dis Mem Ber, Joyce Carol Oates-- Wonderfully creepy and very literary mystery stories with a strong feminist bent. Loved it.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:34:56

    Magic For Unlucky Girls, A.A. Balaskovits-- I've been reading more short stories lately so I can pick them up and put them down on the bus, on break at work, wherever. These were very hit and miss for me. I thought the metaphors and feminist retellings were pretty heavy-handed and clumsy. But the imagery was so weird and fantastic I couldn't help loving them anyway.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:27:10

    The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle-- A new favorite, and my "favorites" shelf on GoodReads is hard to get into. Deliciously creepy, crackling prose, and a fresh honest look at the issues with loving Lovecraft.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:19:22

    Penance, Kanae Minato-- I loved her novel Confessions, so I was stoked to see this book finally in translation in English. I was surprised that it was less of a murder mystery and more of a psychological novel about what happens in the wake of a tragedy. But it was somehow still just as suspenseful.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:11:53

    Foxlowe, Eleanor Wasserberg-- Loved this one about a girl struggling to live with her memories of growing up in a sinister, isolated cult. Lyrical and evocative and eerie and disturbing, with a gut punch of an ending.

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    mycupofstars Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-18 20:03:32

    The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Stephen Jones (ed.)-- This annual anthology has been a staple of my life since I was a young teen, and I'm still catching up on all the editions. This one was weirdly more hit or miss than other years, but still deliciously creepy when it hit.

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