Borderlands 3

Registered by wingnimrodielwing of Evanston, Illinois USA on 6/25/2015
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingnimrodielwing from Evanston, Illinois USA on Thursday, June 25, 2015
There were some good stories in here as well as some ehh stories. I remember enjoying this quite a bit when I read it in high school.

Journal Entry 2 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/4/2016 UTC) at Evanston, Illinois USA

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Added to the Otherworldly book box.

Journal Entry 3 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 11, 2016
This book rode to the end of the Otherworldly Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, August 31, 2017
I finished this book, but wasn't particularly impressed by it as a collection. It seemed to rely heavily on attempting to shock and disgust, rather than creating tense atmosphere or memorably creepy characters. Instead of being horrified, I was often vaguely irritated. I should also warn future readers that there is a lot of rape and violent sexual focus, enough that I sometimes wondered if that was one of the selection criteria, so if that is something that bothers you, I recommend steering clear. Still, there are some strong stories that stood out to me:

Poppy Z Brite's "The Sixth Sentinel" uses the romance-gone-horrific trope to good effect, as a ghostly lover conspires to bring the goth girl he has fallen for into his undead world.

"High Concept" by David Bischoff features a writer who would would do anything to get rid of his writer's block, and a friend who has an unconventional solution.

"Midnight Grinding" by Ronald Kelly feels like the grown-up version of a campfire story, and comes with excellent pacing.

"Ghosts of Christmas Present" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a gothic-y modern-day twist on the common retellings of "A Christmas Carol" and features a compelling main character.

Journal Entry 5 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 09, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/9/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

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One of the starting volumes in the Otherworldly (Shrinking) Bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Removed from "Otherworldly" bookbox.

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