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DROWNED BOY By: Jerry Gabriel July 14, 2010

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.
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     This book is an example of the many wonderful small press and university press short story collections. These tales take place in rural Ohio, and while not as dark as the delightfully morbid KNOCKEMSTIFF collection (reviewed July 6th,) they are stark in their telling of these average people’s lives, starting with two young brothers who are good at lying and at keeping their mouths shut when necessary. This book certainly is not for everyone, and it has been called bland in some reviews. But there are times the Lycan Librarian enjoys reading quiet, yet slightly disturbing stories about average folk. Other times, of course, she craves tales of werewolves ripping these small town types to shreds. It’s up to you, as always, and for those who will pick up this collection, I will say no more except that my personal favorites in the collection were the first and the title pieces.

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