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REVIEW: The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt

The Well of the Unicorn is a novel by Fletcher Pratt, first published in 1948 by William Sloane Associates under the name of George U. Fletcher. Fletcher Pratt (1897-1956) was, variously, a librarian, translator,...

REVIEW: Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune, widely considered to be the greatest and most important Science-Fiction novel ever. I haven’t really read, well, any sci-fi before so kicking my foray off with this entry was a great way to...

REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian. This novel by Cormac McCarthy is a book that disturbed me to my core and made me dwell on the realities and philosophies within it. I have struggled to type what I...

Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Classics Review: Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Going by the shock and outrage routinely expressed by Games of Thrones fandom, one might be tempted to believe that George R.R. Martin invented gruesomeness, depravity, and moral ambiguity. Going by some of the...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary agent, they raised...