Author Archives : Casey Price

Never Falter, Never Fear: Ellen Klages’s Passing Strange

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Historical fiction is almost always fascinating to me. If that fiction also happens to have a touch of magic to it, even better. That’s exactly what I got when I decided to pick up Ellen Klages’ Passing Strange. Passing Strange (2017) Written by: Ellen Klages Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 215 (Trade paperback) Publisher: Tor.com/Tom Doherty Associates Why I chose it: …

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Terror As A Bonding Agent: Mira Grant’s Final Girls

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Do you have a relationship that you want to mend? Can’t be in the same room with your sister? On the verge of filing divorce papers? Not speaking to your mother? Most importantly, has traditional therapy failed you, time and again? Dr. Jennifer Webb of the Webb Virtual Therapy Institute has the cure for what ails you! Allow Dr. Webb…

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Childe Casey to the Dark Tower Came

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Stephen King is a man who needs no introduction from someone as lowly as me.  Everybody’s heard of him.  Almost everybody’s read his work or watched a movie based on one of his many, many novels or short stories.  I cannot claim to have read all of his work (nowhere close at this point), but I have read my fair…

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Cover Chic: Neil Gaiman Goes Retro-Chic

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Welcome back to Cover Chic, an occasional series where we break down, analyze, and avoid judging books by their covers for your entertainment! We’ve spent some time discussing differences in US and UK covers, hardcover vs. paperback, and series that changed up their style before the series was over. Today, I’m traipsing merrily down the rabbit hole after one particular…

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You Need to Believe In Things That Aren’t True: A Review of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather

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Ah, December. Bringer of holidays and new weather patterns. Almost everyone celebrates something in December, and as such, everyone has their own holiday traditions. For me, personally, December brings on a Christmas tradition that goes back at least ten years. For me, December means that it’s time to re-read Terry Pratchett’s take on Christmas, Hogfather. As much as you might…

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Leave The Lies To The Living: A Review of Mira Grant’s Feedback

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Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean we stop embracing the scary around here.  Welcome back to my soon-to-be-completed romp through the world of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.  Today, we are discussing the newest addition to the series, Feedback.  In Grant’s own words, This standalone entry in the Newsflesh world follows a new blogging team through a new adventure…and…

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Head Full of Ghosts, Mind Full of Fear: A Review

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An undeniable truth about myself and my reading preferences: scary stories belong to October, the way that The Hobbit belongs to November and Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather belongs in December.  This is not to say that I always succeed in these traditions, but the thought is never far from my mind.  When I was approached to tackle Paul Tremblay’s A Head…

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Change The World, Then Cookies: Re-Reading Mira Grant’s Newsflesh Series, Part 3: Blackout

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“Great,” Shaun said, clapping his hands together.  “Let’s go through decon, get in there, and change the world.  And then?  Cookies” (p 620). What a wonderful time of year it is. The weather grows crisp. Halloween is just around the corner, and just in time for more scary fiction. I hope that you’re caught up on your Newsflesh reading, ladies…

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Hey George, Check This Out: Why You Should Read Mira Grant’s Newsflesh Series

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Welcome!  Usually, this is where you would find my monthly write-up of my experience rereading Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.  Perhaps some of you, having read this series, have been reading along and either nodding or shaking your respective heads at what I’ve written.  Some of you, I’m sure, have been skipping the pieces because you haven’t read the series.  Well. …

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