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    The Remedy

    This little short surprised me in some ways. It follows the story of a man that suffers from physical pain without any cause that can be pin pointed in medicine. He has tried every kind of doctor and therapy out there to try and alleviate his symptoms to no avail. The protagonist eventually stumbles on a highly exclusive, incredibly expensive, and extremely secretive form of therapy that promises a cure to his ailment. What follows is what I found to be a wonderful philosophical exploration on the nature of illness and the feelings of helpless that come along with it. It is not uncommon for those suffering from some form…

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    The Sleep Tight Motel

    Title: The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners Collection #2) Author: Lisa Unger Publisher: Amazon Original Stories Publication Date: September 27, 2018 Pages: 48 Format: Ebook Source: Prime Reading A woman on the run finds refuge in a motel at the edge of the woods, with plenty of vacancies. Check in for the night with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger. Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other…

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    In the Dark Corner, I Stood Alone

    I was pretty excited to read this collection after reading the synopsis and all the praise for this book on Goodreads, I’m always on the lookout for indie gems and absolutely love short stories. While this book was certainly a quick read, I don’t feel like I particularly liked any of the stories included, and that’s pretty rare as I’m usually able to find something I like in an anthology. The primary issue that I had with this book is the way that strength of character for the female characters is portrayed. The book celebrates what to me came off as extreme selfishness and being ‘wronged’ in some way is…

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    The Escort Next Door

    This book is in dire need of a copy editor. Aside from the occasional grammar issues and typos littered throughout the book, you know that the book is still in the rough draft stage when, right in the middle of the action, the main character refers to her companion by a different name. Also I’m sorry, but I can’t get behind the main character’s revelation about escorts and the men that purchase their services. To suggest that men who purchase women for their bodies have more respect for women than casual hook ups at bars is a bit of a stretch. This logic is flawed for a lot of reasons.…

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    Equoid

    What a pleasant surprise! Lovecraftian horror at it’s finest with a wonderful dash of humor to boot. I’m relatively new to the science fiction genre, and I had never actually heard of Charles Stross nor did I know that this little novella was part of a series until after I had picked it up. Equoid is a stand alone story it can be read easily without having read any of the other books in the series. “Americans think we Brits drink tea because we’re polite and genteel or something, whereas we really drink it because it’s a stimulant and it’s hot enough to sterilize cholera bacteria.” I loved the mix…

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