In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Factory Novels by Derek Raymond

The Factory Novels by Derek Raymond (published by Melville House) The Devil’s Home On Leave How the Dead Live I Was Dora Suarez   Sweeney Todd, the notorious barber of Fleet Street, first appeared in an 1846 Victorian Penny Dreadful entitled “The String of Pearls: A Romance”.  Dreadfuls were cheap chapbooks, sold for a penny a piece (later reduced to half-pence, or Half Penny Dreadfuls) … Continue reading In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Factory Novels by Derek Raymond

THE REPORT by Jessica Francis Kane (ARC)

“Is a mistake always an accident?  An accident always a mistake?” I wouldn’t necessarily say that Jessica Francis Kane’s The Report is getting a lot of buzz, but there is a low hum building around it.  And that hum should only get stronger in the upcoming months. It’s one of seven novels shortlisted for the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize; it’s also scheduled to be a … Continue reading THE REPORT by Jessica Francis Kane (ARC)