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Book Reviews: Into The Drowning Deep + 12 others

Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
From the author of ‘Feed’, ‘Feedback’, ‘Rise’, ‘Parasite’ and ‘Chimera’ comes this tale of a scientific expedition to find mermaids. This is a follow up to Grant’s novella ‘Rolling In The Deep’ which I haven’t read, but this is an excellent, grimly plausible account of an encounter with merfolk. The mermaids aren't like the Disney cartoon, not at all.

This is full of Grant’s usual SJW characters who go on platitudinous polemical rants and there is a dismissive attitude towards the 2 stereotypical hunters who nobody has a good word for. This was dark, creepy and could there be a sequel? I hope so.

Best Lines:
“Her unrelenting anger at a world that refused to be exactly, enduringly the way she wanted it to be.”

“Cultural illiteracy.”

“He was going to make history. If he had to do it with a mermaid’s head lice, that was fine by him.”

“Stubborn cretin.”

Fatal Attraction by H.B. Gilmour
This movie novelisation is okay.

Jaws 2 by Hank Searls
This movie novelisation is crap.

Outbreak by Robert Tine
An incredibly over-written movie novelisation.

Supernatural by Robert Muller
A novelisation of the wholly unremarkable BBC TV show. This is better than the TV show.

V by A.C. Crispin
This is an okay novelisation of the 1980s miniseries.

Bag Of Bones by Stephen King

Children Of The Night edited by Martin H. Greenberg
Not even deliciously terrible.

Historical Hauntings edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg

The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Gerald’s Game by Stephan King

The Dark Half by Stephen King
Hell no.

Darkness, Tell Us by Richard Laymon
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