Giovanni

 
Giovanni is a fan of the literary classics, but also a constant reader of darker, more sinister fiction. As long as it has a good story and compelling characters, he's in!

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The Fireman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062200648
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 3rd, 2017

Bookseller: Gio
Title: The Fireman

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Joe Hill's Fireman is another prime exploration of what happens when people are faced with deadly challenges, how they fight, overcome or embrace what nature has thrown at them. As civilization as we know it slowly crumbles away to ash, we follow one young woman through, almost literally, Hell itself. She meets angels and demons of all sorts, but all ultimately human. We follow our heroine as she grows from a timid nurse and housewife to a fierce protector, learning to live with and harness her new affliction that has wiped out much of humanity. This is not for the faint of heart, but is richly rewarding when racing through the final climactic pages.


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Norse Mythology Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

Bookseller: Gio
Title: Norse Mythology

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Any fan of Neil Gaiman or Norse Myth and culture will love this book! First collected and transcribed by Icelandic poet and historian, Snori Sturlson, in the early 13th century, Gaiman has retold these classic tales with his own wit and magical imagination. Here is how the world was created, how the gods were born, their trials and tribulations, great adventures, and finally, their downfall and demise. RAGNAROK! These stories are beautiful, imaginative and highly entertaining.


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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781501127878
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Published: Pocket Books - October 18th, 2016

Bookseller: Gio
Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Comments:

Stephen King has proven time and again to truly be the master of horror. His novels have kept readers up at nights for decades. He is also a master of the short story. In his newest collection, there are far fewer monsters in the shadows, but instead lurk behind human eyes. Not all of these stories are frightening, either. Here, he delves deep into the human psyche, exploring human nature and our reactions and responses to terrible situations. This is classic King, giving the reader background to each little gem, inviting you in with his personal address of Constant Reader, and locking the door behind you. Each story, and even a couple of poems, will pluck at your various emotions to play a beautiful heart-breaking melody. Enjoy!


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From the Dust Returned Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380789610
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Published: Avon Books - September 3rd, 2002

Bookseller: Gio
Title: From the Dust Returned

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Ray Bradbury has been one of my favorite authors since I first read The Martian Chronicles in high school. With his disarmingly simple, yet elegant prose, he evokes nostalgia in every story. With From the Dust Returned, we are transported to a small town in Illinois to join a family that celebrates Halloween like Christmas, with a menagerie of goblins and ghouls, mostly harmless, but wickedly delightful. This collection of stories revolving around this unique family will be your next fall favorite read, perfect with a crackling fire and a howling wind!