Fiction

3 Interesting April Novels

HELLO! IS IT BOOKS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

It’s been a while since we did one of these, so we decided to dive right back into the heroes, villains, prophecies and eternal struggle between good and evil……And hopefully also some less clichéd plots.

At any rate, we picked out three that seemed interesting. Some look like they’ll be good, others like they’ll be bad and some just seem like a laugh. Let’s start with the first three, shall we?

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A Guide to Proper Villainy

REMEMBER, THE DARK SIDE HAS COOKIES

So you want to be evil? Well, we honestly can’t blame you, but are you qualified? When you were a child, did you ever knock over the block tower you’d just built, just to watch it crumble? When you see someone standing precariously close to the edge of the stairs, is there this little voice in your head telling you to push them?

When you see a baby, do you find yourself wondering if he really, truly, needs that candy? If so, you have two options!

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The answer is always, always “No, he doesn’t.”

  1. Get help. Seriously, find a good shrink and urge him to lock you in a padded room until you no longer feel the urge to watch your fellow man weep at your feet.
  2. Sign up for our quick and easy guide to proper villainy. For just a small monthly payment we here at Mephistopheles and Co will keep you updated on how to do the wrong thing, the right way.

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World Review

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INTERESTING, THOUGH SOMETIMES CONFUSING

This is a strange, strange novel. Don’t get us wrong, we very much enjoyed reading it. It’s great, but that doesn’t make it any less strange. The clash between the realistic and the otherworldly enhances the mystery the book presents and it is very good at keeping you guessing right up until the end.

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