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Review: La Legende de McNeil

Jonathan ReynoldsLa Legende de McNeil (The Legend of McNeil) is the first book I read from Quebec publisher Les Six Brumes. It’s also the first story I’ve read by Reynolds and is the start of my French Quebec horror reading. This novella steps in and out of weird territory with some Lovecraftian style rural wizardry (but on a more christian axis), and some unexplained phenomena,  but ultimately is as much about the horrors people perpetrate on each other. Here’s the blurb (in translation):

It all started before old Henry McNeil’s death. He lived here, in that house. That and the barn are all that’s left of the farm. We want to forget what happened, but blood, that takes time to disappear.

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December Recap

It was a miserable month, during a miserable year, so I don’t have much to say. Continue reading

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Cats vs Stress

A few quick cat pics while I deal with unnecessary stress.

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Quebec trip

My wife got to attend 3 conferences over a week in Quebec City, and to catch a breather from packing, I got to join her for a long weekend. I don’t get a lot of vacations so hopefully you don’t begrudge me this. Here is the view from the Quebec City airport.

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All quiet in October

Mostly due to bad weather headaches and packing up a basement full of stuff (mine accumulated over 10 years, my mother’s over 30+years) in anticipation of renovations, I didn’t do much. 

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Quick Signal Boost: Augur Magazine

I’m in the middle of transcribing a conversation I had earlier this week with the Director and Head Writer of the Winterbourne series (which I hope to post about next week), and noticed that Augur Magazine’s Kickstarter expires in 35 hours!

They’ve managed to secure funding for their first 2 years, but if you want to get-in on a subscription, now’s a good time. There’s a free sample issue available if you’re interested.

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Tasseomancy and a ruiner of reputations

Friday our Syrian family decided to make a big feast to thank all their sponsors. It’s been about a six months since they arrived. Not everyone could attend, which is too bad, because it was a lot of fun and the food was AMAZING. Continue reading

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Back to Nature

The weekend of the Miniatures Competition I also went for a “hike” with my wife (M.) and sister-in-law (H).

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