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Reed Alexander’s Literary Review of ‘Blood and Mud’ by John Baltisberger (2020)

Always Punch Nazis…

Yeah, this was really good and I can definitely recommend it. I do have a huge gripe with horror that makes me want to root for the antagonist. One of the tropes I complain about the most is the tendency for horror to have victims that are all contemptible pricks. However, there are two important points to the first contemptible pricks of this story. First, they are white supremacists, a group called The Righteous, and I do love it when white nationalists, especially Incel white nationalists, get their comeuppance. I am a huge fan of comeuppance. As I’ve noted in the past, comeuppance can be cathartic.

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