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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules
Cherie Carter-Scott, Jack Canfield
Witchcraft Today
Gerald B. Gardner
The Everything Paganism Book: Discover the Rituals, Traditions, and Festivals of This Ancient Religion (Everything (New Age))
Selene Silverwind

Now I've got to find and read everything this guy wrote!

This Crowded Earth - Robert Bloch

You'll likely find yourself thinking the same thing if you read this.

This is the "Psycho" author's take on the "Soylent Green" style overpopulation story. Like another reviewer, I felt it somewhat ironic that in a culture where everything is minutely regulated, they hadn't quite gotten around to regulating birth control or sterilization methods. This is an easy detail to overlook, however, the main bulk of the story being so well done.

It's also kind of funny to be actually *living* during the era in which an author "predicts" such dire yet at the same time technologically advanced circumstances. I got that same feeling from a lot of futuristic sci fi.

Having said all of that, it's a really great story, it has that old school, pulp fiction feel to it (mainly beause it's by an old school pulp fiction author) and you'll want more, if you're like me.

Knowing that the book is usually better than the movie, I can't wait to get my hands on "Psycho" now.