Archive for the “PBBC” Category

The Prophecy Con, 2014, Patrick Weekes
The sequel to The Palace Job isn’t quite as good as the original, with a back end that drags on a bit, but it’s still inventive high-ish fantasy with a refreshing diversity of character for the genre.

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The Thin Man, 1992 ed., Dashiell Hammett
Is there a better mystery novel? No, no there is not.

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Querelle, 1987 ed, Jean Genet
So glad Genet’s taste for rough was enough of an influence on Capital-L Literature to create a whole slew of ugly tropes about gay men.

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The Lottery, Popular Library edition, Shirley Jackson
“I’m stumped on what we should do for the cover, Bob.”
“Is…is there some way we can literally depict the story events and their metaphorical meaning at the same time?”

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Martin Eden, 1970 ed., Jack London
The Gary Stu is nothing new…

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