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Short Story Saturday – Lucretia

This week's story is Grant Allen's Lucretia. LUCRETIA. I will acknowledge that I was certainly a very young man in the year '67; indeed, I was only just turned of twenty, and was inordinately proud of a slight downy fringe on my upper lip, which I was pleased to speak of as my moustache. Still,… Continue reading Short Story Saturday – Lucretia

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Short Story Saturday – Flock by Mike Russell

Each movement of his head, be it a nod or a shake, maintains and strengthens who it is that Anthony Tobias Bradshaw believes himself to be.

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Giveaway! -Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse

I recently reviewed an incredible book called Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse by A.J. Mouse. The lovely authors have very kindly agreed to let Examining the Odd host a competition! You can win one of three signed copies. Simply enter here. Good luck!

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Book Review: Clive Barker – Books of Blood Volumes 1-3

A Range of Reads

I started the summer by delving back into Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, a collection of short stories from early in Clive Barker’s career.

Clive Barker started out writing horror. His novella, The Hellbound Heart , went on to became the original Hellraiser film, which Barker himself wrote and directed. If you haven’t heard of the Hellraiser film series, you may be more familiar with it’s scary character, Pinhead.

Books of Blood were published in 1984-1985 a year or two before The Hellbound Heart. There are six volumes in total, however today they are generally available in two omnibus editions of volumes 1-3 and volumes 4-6. I haven’t read much of volumes 4-6, however I started reading volumes 1-3 back in 2006, this summer I had the urge to pick it off the shelf and revisit it.

I’m glad I did, Books of Blood is as compelling as when…

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Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse – Review

Unless you have it, Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder) probably isn't what you think it is.

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Traumata: Bourgeois / Kusama at Sotheby’s S|2 on The Art Channel

Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments. - Yayoi Kusama