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Sinister Purposes
Gary Raisor
1587671158
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Despite the uniform Southern gothic setting (remote Eden, Ga.), the "mosaic" novel that Raisor (Less Than Human) has assembled from six of his horror tales varies too much in tone to make a successful whole, though its individual parts display the author's skill as a storyteller. Notable are "The Right Thing," about two brothers who discover something nastier than usual at their swimming hole; "If I Should Die Before I Wake...," in which a grade school teacher becomes the object of crushes and cruel pranks; and "Stigmata," about a man in the depths of depression who takes the cab ride to end all cab rides. Providing continuity and commentary is an old priest, Father Aron, who walks among the living and the unliving (not easy to distinguish in Eden), confused, suspicious and troubled. Those with a taste for the...


Less Than Human
Gary Raisor
0963339702
August 1992
Hardcover
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Joe R. Lansdale, from the Introduction to Less Than Human
"Gary's vampires...failed to read the book on how vampires are to behave. They may be less than human, but their actions are very human." "And they're disturbing and scary because they're funny." "Gary is one of the few writers I've ever read that realizes humor and horror are truly opposite sides of a double-edged knife."

Edward Bryant, Locus Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
"Gary Raisor's LESS THAN HUMAN is a good chunk of a damn fine novel. The author's got an effective voice for capturing the distinctive flavors of the Texas/Southwestern backdrop for this supernatural thriller. LESS THAN HUMAN is colorfully inventive, paced at a gallop, and frequently nicely skewed." --This text refers to the Hardcover ...


Less than Human
Gary Raisor
0963339710
August 1992
Hardcover
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Joe R. Lansdale, from the Introduction to Less Than Human
"Gary's vampires...failed to read the book on how vampires are to behave. They may be less than human, but their actions are very human." "And they're disturbing and scary because they're funny." "Gary is one of the few writers I've ever read that realizes humor and horror are truly opposite sides of a double-edged knife."

Edward Bryant, Locus Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
"Gary Raisor's LESS THAN HUMAN is a good chunk of a damn fine novel. The author's got an effective voice for capturing the distinctive flavors of the Texas/Southwestern backdrop for this supernatural thriller. LESS THAN HUMAN is colorfully inventive, paced at a gallop, and frequently nicely skewed."

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