Monday, April 30, 2007

Black Juice - Margo Lanagan

Singing My Sister Down

Execution by tar pit, with ceremony.

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2.5 out of 5


My Lord's Man

Not much to see here. Woman off with gypsies.

2.5 out of 5


Red Nose Day

Well, actually a plot, how about that. Clowns can be creepy enough, but how about if all the rich people did the clown thing all the time? Going postal on them would certainly come to mind, and this is what happens here.

4 out of 5


Sweet Pippit

Heffalump hegira.

3.5 out of 5


House of the Many

Another dead sister. Doesn't like 'em much?

2 out of 5


Wooden Bride

Bride school is serious.

3 out of 5


Earthly Uses

An angel highlights a truth for a young man.

3.5 out of 5


Perpetual Light

The country is a bit more toxic, and this time grandma is dead.

3 out of 5


Yowlinin

Monkey skinners and the monsters that find them tasty.

3.5 out of 5


Rite of Spring

Missing the mutt.

3 out of 5


A rather uneven collection, with a lot of it stuck in the middle and too wishy-washy to be one thing or the other. If you like style and atmosphere over plot and character this may well be your thing. Doesn't go together all that well.




3 out of 5

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