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Spotlight from Hell: A Look at Grady Hendrix

by Christopher O’Halloran For years, society decided that apathy was cool. Cynicism was in, and anyone who dared show enthusiasm was a nerd. We lauded figures like Happy Days’s Fonzie, Fight Club’s Tyler Durden, and any character played by James Dean, Steve McQueen, or John Wayne. If you cared about anything or anyone, you had… Continue reading Spotlight from Hell: A Look at Grady Hendrix

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6 Workplace Horrors (as if the workplace itself wasn’t horrifying enough)

by @drthoss, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for July's "9-5 Horror" category Work has always been seen as a necessary part of life. Even in the Bible, God says to Adam, ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, til thou return to the ground.’ A day’s labour was a way of… Continue reading 6 Workplace Horrors (as if the workplace itself wasn’t horrifying enough)

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5 Chances for the Elements to Ruin Your Day

by @Myrrh, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for June’s “Nature is Scary AF” category Nothing is scarier than being at the mercy of nature. In these selections, the five elements—Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit—play a key role in each story, bringing various examples of the tragic and horrific.I wanted to explore both novels… Continue reading 5 Chances for the Elements to Ruin Your Day

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5 Books With Dirtbags in the Leading Role

by @QueensEnglish,  curator of HOWLS book club nominees for June’s “Dirtbag Protag” category Ah, good ol’ dirtbags. Bastards, dickheads, maniacs. Whether we’re talking Hannibal Lector, The Punisher, or Elon Musk, there’s an undeniable appeal to characters who cross moral boundaries with aplomb. This week I’d like to explore that archetype a little, get to know… Continue reading 5 Books With Dirtbags in the Leading Role

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6 Books That’ll Take You On a Much Needed Vacation

by @MrsReads, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for June’s “Just Passing Through” category After being stuck inside my house for over a year because of COVID, I’m really itching to get away—almost anywhere—for a vacation. All I want to do is lie on a beach and read in the sun, or maybe rent a… Continue reading 6 Books That’ll Take You On a Much Needed Vacation

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6 Books That Might Be All In Your Head

by @TaylorK, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for June's “It's All In Your Head” category  Psychological horror is a subgenre of horror and psychological fiction with a particular focus on mental, emotional, and psychological states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle its audience. We know in our rational minds that vampires and ghosts can’t get… Continue reading 6 Books That Might Be All In Your Head