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Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Ron McLarty
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five
Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, Conrad Williams, Ramsey Campbell
Locus Solus (Alma Classics)
Raymond Roussel
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Mira Grant, Paula Christensen, Michael Goldstrom
Chasing the Dragon - Nicholas Kaufmann This was a high-octane thriller well worth the quick read. A kick-ass heroine in the urban fantasy mold is the Chosen One destined to hunt dragons, or more precisely, one dragon, as she is the latest in a long line of dragonslayers. But our heroine has a few problems. PTSD. Heroin addiction. Homelessness. Basically, she's a mess.

This novella works fine at the length it is at; a full-length novel would have dragged on too long (though I was a little disappointed at the full-length-novel price for a very short ebook, but I won't hold that against the author). It's lots of fun, full of violent action and blood and mayhem, and a real page-turner with a few twists at the end.

Chasing the Dragon wasn't able to earn 5 stars from me because the action scenes began to take on an unrealistic video-game quality, and there were a couple of great big plot holes at the end, but the story was entertaining enough for me to give it a solid 4 stars.