Night Shade News & Notes

Library Journal reviews MALL OF CTHULHU by Seamus Cooper & MADNESS OF FLOWERS by Jay Lake:

MALL OF CTHULHU: “Cooper’s debut is both homage to the Cthulhu mythos and a darkly comedic spoof of the modern horror story. He excels at injecting just the right amount of mayhem into this tale about two unlikely heroes. VERDICT A good choice for most horror collections, this fast-paced novel should appeal to fans of Lovecraft who don’t take themselves too seriously.

MADNESS OF FLOWERS: “Lake’s sequel to Trial of Flowers continues the tale of a decadent and exotic city where madness and politics go hand in hand. VERDICT Award winner Lake (Mainspring; Escapement) combines steampunk eccentricities with magical realism in the style of China Miéville’s Perdido Station and Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Daughter.