Black Juice

Author: Margo Lanagan

This book is deep and dark and dangerous. It’s the sort of book that pulls you under, and when you finally surface, you’re not the same person as when you started. Really, that’s my strongest impression upon finishing this intense short-story collection. Black Juice collects a double handful of unusual, imaginative stories that display different facets of the darkness within us all, but also of the hope, steadfastness, and just plain stubbornness that keeps us going through the darkness. The ideas presented in this collection are troubling but moving, and the creative, sometimes disturbing tales Lanagan uses to express them are really quite excellently done. Read Black Juice. If you’re brave enough.

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