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Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

by Christopher O’Halloran (@Burgleinfernal) Poll the average HOWLer and you'll get the same opinion: the world is a dumpster fire. Many find it hard to point at the marvels around us without being overwhelmed by the constant injustices going on every day. Whether that’s the mistreatment of minority populations by both authority figures and fellow… Continue reading Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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Boof-e Koor (The Blind Owl) by Sadegh Hedayat

by ghazal ghaffari (@ghazal) One of the most important books from Iran, and Hedayat’s magnum opus. This brilliant book is the literary manifestation of a fever dream. Hedayat leads us through the non-linear story of an unnamed narrator, plagued by death and murderous intentions. A wildly unconventional piece of literature, with subtle plays on the… Continue reading Boof-e Koor (The Blind Owl) by Sadegh Hedayat

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The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez

by Molly Collins (@History Bot) We all know vampires. They hate garlic, they can’t cross moving water, the sun burns them, they’ve got to hang out in their coffins pretty regularly, they suck blood, and they live for a long, long time. This week over at HOWL Society, we read a book that sticks to… Continue reading The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

by @SemaphoreRaven Inside every woman’s heart lives the dream of poisoning everyone they know, isolating themselves in a ruined house in the woods (plus or minus a few close friends and a cat), and becoming enshrined in local legend as the child-eating witch used to scare children from mischief. Okay, maybe that’s just me, but… Continue reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

by @SemaphoreRaven Picture, if you will, the stereotype of the ‘50s American Housewife. The perfect hair and makeup, the ever-present smile, the look of joy when presented with the newest in cooking and cleaning products. Her house is spotless. She always has dinner hot and ready for her husband when he gets home from work.… Continue reading The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

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The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) Gone are the days of the chonky novel. The thousand-page tome is losing its appeal among readers. People want a nice, quick, story. All action, right now. The Final Reconciliation pulls that off with no wasted space. BEHIND THE PEN TODD KEISLING was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement… Continue reading The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling