Cavallaro's Cavalcade of Carnage
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BEST OF THE MONTH: The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

You probably already know this, but Craig Davidson is also Nick Cutter, and Patrick Lestewka. The Troop was my #1 Davidson book, but I think this one is better. Sure, it's a kids-on-bikes coming of age story, which has been done 3,492,391 times, but IT'S REALLY GOOD.

WORST OF THE MONTH: Far Sector by Jemison/Campbell (graphic novel). Too complex. Not fun to read. Decent art. Your mileage may vary.

The rest:

Little Monsters Vol 1 by Lemire/Nguyen (graphic novel). Lemire does it again. Grade: B

One Hand to Hold, One Hand to Carve by Matt Shaw. Shaw is out of his comfort zone here. Grade: D

Supreme Power vol 1-3. Straczynski/Frank (graphic novels). Another take on Superman, without calling him Superman. Grade: B

Every Woman Knows This by Laurel Hightower (collection). The bane of collections: inconsistency. Grade: C

October Animals by Nicolas Day. Great story told in a non-engaging way. Grade: C

The Black Cabin by Wayne Fenlon. see above. Grade: D

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. Believe the hype. Grade: B

Ill Will by Dan Chaon. A complex and dark thriller. Grade: B

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward. First half is great but goes off the rails. Grade: C

The Handyman Method by Cutter/Sullivan. Reads like a lesser Bentley Little. Grade: C

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus. Another hit from Kraus. Grade: B

The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns. Very slow pace, but good story. Grade: C

Even Though I Knew the End by CL Polk. Award-winning fantasy novella. I don't get it. Grade: D

Reviews by Jason Cavallaro

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