Literary Matters: It’s Been a Nasty Winter

For some of us, at least. Fortunately, some hardy souls have managed to defy the elements and send in some new reviews, so let’s take a look.

First, Death’s Apprentice from K. W. Jeter and Gareth Jefferson Jones, featuring, among other things, a killer for hire to works for the Devil.

Next up, from steampunk . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: It’s Been a Nasty Winter

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden: Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism

Sometimes, a book defies expectations for the better.

Take, for example, Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism, a product of the impressively fertile collaboration between Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. Reading the back cover text, one might note the inclusion of children and childhood toys in the story and the hint of magic, and assume that this . . . → Read More: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden: Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden: Joe Golem and the Drowning City

I’ve gotten into the habit of thinking of Mike Mignola as a creator of graphic novels. And so, of course, I find myself faced with Joe Golem and the Drowning City, a collaboration with Christopher Golden, billed as “an illustrated novel.” It’s still pretty much the kind of thing I’ve come to expect from Mignola.

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And a Happy New Year to You, Too!

Now that all the feasting and merrymaking is winding down, we’ve got some nice reading lined up for you for those cold winter night still ahead.

Let’s start with an old favorite of ours here at GMR, Steven Brust, and his latest tale of Vlad Taltos, Tiassa. It’s about — well, a tiassa. Or maybe . . . → Read More: And a Happy New Year to You, Too!