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Review: “Kill Cycle,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating concept Cons: Couldn’t stand Ash’s wife Laura Rating: 4 out of 5 In Ike Hamill’s Kill Cycle, the town of Harrison is slowly dying. Ash has come back to live there after marrying Laura and having two children,

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Review: “Madelyn’s Mistake,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Madelyn is a fascinating character who gets into all the trouble. Cons: Some small bits of confusion Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I’ve been waiting for Ike Hamill’s Madelyn’s Mistake ever since reading Madelyn’s Nephew. I’ve enjoyed the Ike

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Review: “Blood Ghost,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating monster Cons: Too much intuition; too many convenient dreams Rating: 3 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Blood Ghost is the sequel to The Hunting Tree–but the ‘Hunting Tree’ of the last book isn’t actually in this one. Davey

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Review: “The Hunting Tree,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating concept Cons: A couple of details Rating: 3 out of 5 I think Ike Hamill has a preoccupation with both the extinction of the human race and the concept of monsters that eat people; I’ve seen both in

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Review: “Migrators,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Hits the spot as a creepy horror tale Cons: A too-sudden development at the end Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Ike Hamill’s Migrators, Alan, his wife Liz, and their son Joe have moved into a house that has

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Review: “Skillful Death,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Around a third of the way through it becomes amazing Cons: Very slow and confusing start Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Skillful Death follows the story of Malcolm, a skeptic who debunks claims of paranormal activity or

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Review: “Wild Fyre,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating Cons: A couple of mild glitches Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Wild Fyre is about an AI created to predict human behavior and needs. For instance, it might order cat food online before you even realize

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Review: “Camp Sacrifice,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Interesting characters and twists Cons: One part I didn’t understand Rating: 4 out of 5 In Ike Hamill’s Camp Sacrifice, we’re introduced to a bunch of adults who decided to stay at a camp for a while. They’ve talked

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Review: “The Vivisectionist,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating peek into the minds of teenaged boys Cons: The puzzle house still felt overly contrived Rating: 4 out of 5 The Vivisectionist, by Ike Hamill, is the third book of his that I’ve read. I’ve been in the

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Review: “Inhabited,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Great characters; nice and creepy Cons: I wanted a little more insight into the … whatever it was. Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Inhabited is a story about a haunted mine. Every now and then a group

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