- A very funny book, as are all his books. Laugh-out-loud funny. I wish I had picked this up before the Hawaiian vacation! It would have put an entirely other spin on that trip. I think this is not my favorite of his (that'd be either Coyote Blue or Bloodsucking Fiends) but it's still highly recommended.
Inhuman Beings by Jerry Jay Carroll:
- This is somewhere between a Sam Spade story and Invasion of the Body Snatchers; the two styles mesh together surprisingly well. The story starts off with a down-on-his-luck private eye taking a case from a crazy person because he needs the money, but eventually he becomes a believer. (Also it's mostly set in San Francisco, and I always get a kick out of that.)
Murder of Angels by Caitlin R. Kiernan:
- I'm not quite done with this yet, but I'm definitely not enjoying it as much as Threshold and Low Red Moon. This is apparently the sequel to "Silk", which I read years ago and only barely remember, and I think that hasn't been helping. Also, it turns out that (to my great and not entirely pleasant surprise) this is mostly a fantasy book. It reminds a bit of me of Clive Barker's later magical-fantasy stuff, and that kind of thing just doesn't do it for me these days. But, it's got some interesting imagery, so it's been good for falling asleep to.