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review 2019-04-28 14:41
Pandemic: An Anthology of Affliction - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,Danny Campbell,Cameron Jace,Xander Price,Samie Sands,Sheri Velarde,Chuck Buda,Alex Winck,Katie Jaarsveld,McKenzie Richardson,Armando Rosamilia
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

As a contributor to this anthology, I'm not going to give it a star rating, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts.

The theme for this anthology is medial horror. It contains stories with blood, gore, suspense, malicious doctors, and crazed experiments. Everything you need to convince you to go to your next checkup. 

My short story, "Dream Come True" is featured in this anthology. 

Two of my personal favorites in this book were Jace Fox's "Black Friday" and Samie Sands's "Outbreak" which is a short from her AM13 Outbreak Series: Books 1-3. Both are the perfect amount of creepy and unsettling. 

There are many other interesting stories in this anthology, each with their own unique plot and voice. Nice creepy collection for those looking for stories to make their skin crawl.
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review 2018-10-22 18:47
Affliction by River Savage
Affliction - River Savage

This was so much better than the first book. Before I knew it, I had read over 70 % of the story and couldn't stop. 
The storyline was heartbreaking but beautiful, the exciting parts kept me at the edge of my seat, and there was more about the family and club members in this story.

Sy was an amazing hero. At first he seemed such an asshole but reading about his past and how he helped Holly, I fell in love. Holly was so spunky at the beginning of the series, so it was difficult to see her struggle, but on the other hand I couldn't put the book down because I needed to know what would happen next. Holly and Sy were amazing together. They took time to get to know each other and their main concern wasn't ripping each others clothes off. They did that too, of course, but hot sex was just part of the story, not the story itself. 
I'm not sure I can explain it well enough. Let's just say, that I read Nix and Kadence's story a few days ago and I've already forgotten big part of it. But I remember every scene about Holly and Sy. Now after reading Holly and Sy's story, I'm sure I won't forget it. Their story made me laugh, sigh, blush, and cry. I enjoyed it so much. Can't wait for Jesse's story.

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review 2016-02-10 02:37
Russell Banks, Affliction
Affliction - Russell Banks,Arturo Patten

From Casual Debris.


In Russell Banks's Affliction, small town New Hampshire police officer and local well digger Wade Whitehouse is having a crummy week. A crummy week following a crummy life. Overall a powerful novel, with some great characters, dialogue and absolutely fine writing.


Then why did it take me three weeks to finish this novel?


Told through the point of view of Wade's youngest brother Rolfe, who has pieced the events together in so horribly an obsessive manner that he can imagine what Wade was eating, thinking and feeling throughout these tragic events. Rolfe's obsession came about as a result of wanting to understand the horrible tragedy that Wade's life had become, and to come to terms with those final hours leading to horrible acts of violence. An ingenuous method and wholly believable, yet what slows down the narrative is the vast amount of detail, often repetitive, that I felt were not only needless, but intrusive.


Reading through these details I found myself skimming, my thoughts drifting off, wondering why the narrator is so desperate to pound certain points across, as well as certain minor details. The more he pounded, the less I was inclined to buy into his theories, as though we were kids in the schoolyard and he wanted so badly for me to believe his incredibly tall tale that to help convince me he was being insistent, nodding his head aggressively and staring at me as though daring me to disbelieve. Yet because I trusted him at the beginning, this insistence was simply annoying, and I wanted to tell him to just get on with bloody story already. How exhausting, to the point that I was longing for the schoolyard bell to ring and quiet the little bugger.


And yet it is a powerful novel with some great moments. In all honesty, my rant was exaggerated for effect; annoyed is a strong word and I will certainly hunt me down some more writing by Mr. Banks.


I might even check out the movie.

Source: casualdebris.blogspot.ca/2011/03/briefly-russell-banks-affliction-1989.html
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review 2016-01-25 00:00
Affliction - River Savage I am so inlove with these guy! they are BA but they have that certain sweetness i love. I love this book. i find myself crying at odd moments and laughing my a**. The story is so entertaining, that i got addicted to it. I'd love to see how the rest of the guys fair up with Sy and Nix wives.
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text 2015-07-20 03:39
Going to start it this week...
Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton

Well, the book has been out for two years and it's sat on my shelf for that long. Even though I bought it, I've been wary to start it. The writing has just gone so downhill lately that I've been disheartened. All that damn filler, the repetitive descriptions of people and their clothes, the limited thesaurus, I just..can't...even.... *sigh* But...there it sits. Staring at me. So, I'll give it a go.


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