Marion: The primary read this week was Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Daughter of Doctor Moreau; an original tale heavily inspired by the H.G. Wells novel. Now I’ve started Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars.
Sandy: Moi? I am currently reading a collection of “weird menace” horror stories by author Ralston Shields, released by Ramble House in 2014. The collection is entitled Food for the Fungus Lady and Other Stories and consists of tales culled from the pulp magazines Horror Stories, Terror Tales, and Dime Mystery Magazine, from the period 1937 – 1940. I am hugely enjoying this bizarre group of stories and look forward to sharing some thoughts about them with you all shortly….
Terry: I’ve started nothing new since I last wrote here, but did finally finish the (lengthy) Cemetery Road by Greg Iles. Now it’s back to a number of books I’ve started but shifted to back burners, particularly including Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir and Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.
I was experiencing diminishing returns trying to get caught up on some horror short story collections (in order, Laird Barron, Brian Evenson, Brian Hodge, and Philip Fracassi) along with a YA horror novel. Fortunately I was able to recover by going back to the cyberpunk future with Kimberly Unger’s The Extractionist, which was very entertaining despite some low key horrors in its futuristic world.
Food for the Fungus Lady is such an awesome title!
An awesome title for a doozy of a story, Becky! My FanLit review to come shortly….