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For The big Baby Crime Spree and Other Delusions

“Darrin Doyle has an eye for the tragic and the absurd, conveying them in an unpretentious manner that makes for a very engaging read.” 

Cultured Vultures

For The beast in aisle 34

“The Beast in Aisle 34...will appeal to fans of John Landis's American Werewolf in London and Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, and anyone hungry for an original, witty character study wrapped in the bloodsoaked pages of a horror novel.”

Rue Morgue Magazine

“The Big Baby Crime Spree and Other Delusions by Darrin Doyle was the weirdest book of short stories I've ever read (in a good way).”

The Mark Literary Review

For Scoundrels Among US

“From the frightening to the charming, the funny to the incomprehensible, the chilling to the downright strange, there is something in this unusual collection for everyone.” Coil Magazine

“In all, Doyle has presented us with a collection that entertains, fascinates, horrifies, and is rarely short on humor.” Fiction Writers Review

for the dark will end the dark

"The Dark Will End the Dark is creepy, violent, and dreamlike. And it isn’t just a trifle – even days after you’ve lent the book to a friend or added it to your bookcase, you’ll find yourself wondering about the stories’ broader meanings. You’ll find yourself ruminating, sorting through the details, trying to get to the bottom of these bizarre stories." Fiction Southeast

"It’s for the lover of twisted tales, the Tim Burton-movie enthusiast, those who delight in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Flannery O’Connor, or Edgar Allan Poe. It’s for those willing to bring dark things into light, examine all their sides, and appreciate complexities enough to leave questions unanswered—even let them go." New Pages

For the girl who ate kalamazoo

“…relentlessly inventive…” Publisher’s Weekly

“And the writing is excellent: Doyle is a master of the turn of the phrase and makes up analogies and draws connections in unexpected ways… It's an imaginative and remarkable story, spooled out at just the right pace.”

The Hungry Brain

“Darrin Doyle’s ­The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo­ is wildly out there, but its message about family dysfunction is achingly real.”, Best New Winter Reads Pick

For revenge of the teacher's pet: a love story

"...original and endearing…an original tale that earns its readers’ trust, and breaks their hearts a little in the process.” 

New York Times Book Review

Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet is one of the funniest, most satirical books to come out in years...It’s better than most of the books that don’t fall through the cracks at the big publishing houses. It’s as if David Sedaris wrote a literary novel.”

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