Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant

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It is no secret that zombies terrify me and I’m the kind of weenie who can barely stomach horror films. (It’s something about the tone, not the gore.) I mean, I’m really glad I watched Cabin in the Woods, because it’s a very useful text for me critically, but I also stayed up until 2 AM in the morning, serene in the knowledge that Pumpkinhead would inevitably jump out of the shadows and set my bed on fire. But, despite (or perhaps because of) my aversion, I find myself, once a year, embarking on an oblique horror binge by reading the Wikipedia entries for horror films and spooking myself silly. This year’s entry was the X-Files episode “Home.” After reading this review of it on Tor.com, I found myself reading every summary of it I could find and even chanced a glimpse at some screencaps until I was starting getting reluctant to turn off the lights.

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The Literary Horizon: Fangland, Feed

Every week (well, Monday, let’s be honest), I do try and pair together two books for The Literary Horizon; not only is it snappy, it helps me track themes and motifs in my reading. But I was seriously considering switching this feature to a single book—which might still happen!—until I stumbled across one incredibly specific pairing. Let’s take a look at two novels that mix creatures of the night with the news media, shall we?

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