LitStack Review: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

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Universal Harvester John Darnielle Ferrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  February 7, 2017 ISBN 978-0-37428-210-3 Full disclosure:  I grew up in Iowa, so John Darnielle’s new novel Universal Harvester has home field advantage in a play for my loyalty. After all, I already knew that Nevada, Iowa is pronounced Neh-VEY-dah, so I had the inside [….]

LitStack Review: Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Paolo Bacigalupi Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date:  September 10, 2013 ISBN 0-316-22078-7 I wonder what motivated Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi to write a monster creature book geared at middle school kids.  Just what would have possessed the man who wrote the harrowing and taunt dystopian [….]