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Short Take: “Hammers on Bone,” Cassandra Khaw

Pros: Surreal, dark Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Cassandra Khaw’s short book Hammers on Bone (Persons Non Grata Book 1) follows John Persons, a private investigator who isn’t quite human. Despite living in the 21st century, he prefers

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Short Take: “The Ballad of Black Tom,” Victor LaValle

Pros: Dark, swirling, magnificent Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Victor LaValle’s short book The Ballad of Black Tom takes place in 1920s New York. Thomas Tester lives in Harlem and hustles to make a living and support his

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"Cthulhu’s Reign" ed. Darrell Schweitzer

Pros: Surprising level of success given the difficulty Cons: It’s tough for an anthology to be perfect, and Lovecraftian horror is particularly difficult to write well Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Most Lovecraftian

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