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Steven Kaye's irregularly updated blog

I should note in all fairness that as I dimly recall Rats and Gargoyles had more on the intersection of occultism and architecture. But this will be a quick update. Books I've recently read and recommend: Books I've read recently and don't recommend:
  • John Shirley's Demons takes an interesting idea - corporations summoning demons for their own sinister purposes - and makes it a deeply uninvolving tedious chore of a book to get through. At least there aren't alien octopus Jesuses in this one.
  • F. Paul Wilson's The Haunted Air, the latest in his Repairman Jack series. Wilson's obviously had fun researching how psychics gull their victims, but there's little else memorable in this book compared to, say, Conspiracies.
  • Don D'Ammassa's Servants of Chaos, a riff on H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."
      A book I read which alternately frustrates me and intrigues me and which I'll rant about later: Karl Schroeder's Permanence And hopefully tomorrow night I'll get to see Jesse for dinner while he's in town.
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