BY SEAN CLARK

Short month, short poems:

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

Saunders is the man

these are funny and quite smart

best when portioned out

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Good-Bye

short story comics

harsh look at postwar Japan

no tentacle rape

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Child 44

stamp this a Great Read

Stalinist Russia thriller

well done all around

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Night Soul and Other Stories

these stories are dense

McElroy writes very well

good luck keeping up

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Caught

Nico’s guess: “cranked-out…schlock”

hardly touches potential

had the ball then dropped

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The Gates

fun demon story

evokes kitschy 80s films

narration is great

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The Voting Booth After Dark

valiant indie book

blends poetry and fiction

has a lot to say

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