Review of Jagannath by Karen Tidbeck

My review of Karen Tidbeck's book of short stories, Jagannath: Stories, is up at Fantasy Literature. It's one of the best books of 2012, and I strongly recommend it.

Review of Reunion by Rick Hautala

My review of Rick Hautala's short novel, Reunion, is up at Fantasy Literature. It's a charming story that calls to mind the books about childhood by the likes of Robert McCammon and Dan Simmons. I don't know if Hautala would agree with me that he's written a story about childhood, or, more precisely, the end of childhood, but it has a lovely elegiac tone that calls to mind the days when I climbed a tree with a book and sat there reading for hours -- the days before school and debate and law school and work and growing older ended my tree climbing for good.

I should mention that the book is published by PS Publishing, one of my favorite small presses. They had a great deal a while ago in which one could pay a given price and receive what was essentially a grab bag of books, and this is the first book I've read from the two grab bags I bought. One of the best deals I've ever bought into in my life!

Review of The Bible Repairman by Tim Powers

My review of Tim Powers's short story collection, The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, is up at Fantasy Literature. If you're a Powers fan already, you know what to expect. If not, look for lots of ghosts and really quirky fiction. The title story is worth the price of the book all by itself, in my estimation. Go, read.

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