Book Review

Book Review: Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar
By Daniel Kraus

My Edition:
ARC Paperback, 222 pages
2019, Titan Books
ISBN: 9781789091939 (trade paperback)

From the back of the book: In a ruined house at the end of Yellow Street, an angry outcast hatches a scheme to take revenge for all the wrongs he has suffered. With the help of three alienated kids, he plans to hide razor blades, poison, and broken glass in Halloween candy, maiming or killing dozens of innocent children. But as the clock ticks closer to sundown, will one of his helpers – an innocent himself, in his own streetwise way – carry out or defeat the plan?

I can’t blurb this book because I wasn’t prepared for how much it would fuck me up and I don’t know how to summarize it without going into way too much detail.

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Book Review

Book Review: Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning
By Neil Gaiman

My Edition:
Paperback, 308 pages
2015, William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062330321

I received this book for free from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

This is a collection of “short fictions and disturbances” from Gaiman. All stories are a little spooky, creepy, unsettling or magical in some way. It features The Sleeper and the Spindle, as well as stories that contain familiar characters, like Shadow from American Gods and even the Eleventh Doctor.

Short story collections are always hard for me to judge. It’s hard to give an overall judgment when each story can be so different. Some I really loved, some were alright, others didn’t impress me, and I didn’t understand the poetry.

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