Book Review: Parasite – Author Mira Grant

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If Dr. Cale was telling the truth about what she’d been able to do –and I had no reason to doubt her, even if Nathan wasn’t quite so sure- I was talking to a tapeworm that had been given full control of its very own human body. And that same tapeworm had been watching me sleep, just in case I had bad dreams.  There is no doubt I’m a fan of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series. … Continue reading

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Brilliant, Fleshy Gems: Finding Value in Gore and the Gross Out

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We’ve all read the Stephen King hierarchy: going first for terror, then the scare, then, if all else fails, the gross out. It’s a too-oft spoken rule, so much so that it is taken for granted. Even in the horror community, where we certainly do love our greasy, grimy gopher guts, i’ s agreed that gore and the gross out are cheap tools of shock only to be used by the talentless or when no … Continue reading

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