Archive for the “PBBC” Category

Cabal, 1989 ed., Clive Barker
That period where all the bookstores were embarrassed to carry horror novels and the covers all started to look like…this…that was a tough one.

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Midnight’s Children, 1991 ed, Salman Rushdie
It is possible to write a good novel about super-heroes. You just have to make sure that none of the characters are super-heroes.

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Throne of the Crescent Moon, 2013, Saladin Ahmed
A really phenomenally strong sword-and-sorcery throwback fantasy novel that feels fresh and engaging because it takes the core of that genre and throws out all the cliches and creates something new from it.

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The Face That Must Die, 1985 ed., Ramsey Campbell
Here we go again with the utterly boring Campbell titles…

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The Doll Who Ate His Mother, 1985 ed., Ramsey Campbell
I like how understated and not at all evocative Campbell’s titles are…

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