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Sandman Slim
by Richard Kadrey

Stark just got back from Hell and he's got only one thing on his mind: revenge. A blend of noir detective novel and urban fantasy, Kadrey delivers a fast-paced story with plenty of gripping and laugh out loud moments throughout.

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Johnny Halloween
by Norman Partridge

Spookiness, unexplained mystery, and just the right amount of macabre. What more do you want out of a Halloween read?

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The Dragon Keeper
by Robin Hobb

A likeable, diverse cast heads this first novel in the Rain Wilds Chronicles.

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Spin
by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t necessarily good, either. It's somewhere inbetween, which isn't good enough for me to want to continue with the series.

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Mistborn
by Brandon Sanderson

An ambitious story, plenty of twists and turns, and a unique magic system all come together to make Mistborn one of Sanderson's best.

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On Basilisk Station
by David Weber

Honor Harrington, newly appointed commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, sees her bright future turn dull almost immediately as she is reassigned to the most distant outpost imaginable. Through her own resourcefulness and wit, though, Honor discovers a plot to destabilize the region that may have consequences far beyond just Basilisk Station.

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Shadow's Son
by Jon Sprunk

Shadow's Son is akin to a blockbuster summer movie that almost works. It's good entertainment, but won't leave you hungry for more.

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The Eyes of the Overworld
by Jack Vance

The Eyes of the Overworld's matter-of-fact narration is easy to follow and the adventures of our "hero" are engaging. Cugel may look out for himself first and foremost, but his knack for getting himself into one ridiculous predicament after another is both endearing, laughable, and, most importantly, kept me turning the pages.

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Wit'ch Fire
by James Clemens

It's never a good sign when a book starts with an infodump. Wit'ch Fire was a DNF for me.