Black Helicopters

Black Helicopters

A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency?s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. So A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is the expan...

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Title:Black Helicopters
Author:Caitlín R. Kiernan
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1250191130
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Black Helicopters Reviews

  • Erin
    Jun 24, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

  • Dave
    Jun 11, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

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  • Thomas
    May 28, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

  • Kevin L
    May 27, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

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  • Audrey
    Jun 21, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

  • Tim Martin
    May 15, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

  • Steve
    May 11, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

  • Jason
    May 20, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

  • Amy Sturgis
    May 20, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

  • Tim Buck
    May 20, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

  • Michael
    May 16, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

  • Atleb
    May 21, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

  • Dennis
    Jul 12, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

  • Joshua
    May 18, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

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  • Matt
    May 06, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

    ...

  • Still
    May 08, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

  • Ingrid
    Jul 09, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

  • Nathanael
    Jun 15, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

  • Becky Spratford
    Apr 01, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

  • David
    Jun 30, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

  • James
    May 18, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

  • Myo Denis
    Jun 07, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

  • Maggie Gordon
    Jul 04, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

  • Andrew Dudek
    May 17, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

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  • Adam
    May 07, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

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  • Philip Herendeen
    May 21, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

    I enjoyed Agents of Dreamland very much. This book has such a different feel to it and as other reviewers have stated, I struggled to keep up with what was going on. I read words and understood words but had no idea of the story the author was trying to tell. ...

    Review coming to Booklist and the blog soon ...

    What in the world did I just read? ...

    I couldn't finish this book, maybe I'll come back and try. I'm still unsure why there was a chapter that was 90% in French, I hope I didn't miss anything important. ...

  • Dave
    Apr 30, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

  • Himanish Prabhakar
    Jun 29, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

  • steven duane
    May 29, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...

    Disjointed with needless rants in French Preorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it. So far each chapter is a random time jump, with a lack of character beyond the timestamp to properly set the stage,much less a...

    Si en Agents of Dreamland ya me costó coger el hilo al principio (cuando la leí en inglés). Esta es más caótica aún. No sólo por los saltos temporales y de personajes de los capítulos. Usa mucho slang, hay algunos párrafos o frases sueltas en francés (por suerte no lo tengo ...

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as to be hard to follow at times. But overall I found the tale fascinating, and as a die-...

    This is a great story on several fronts. The settings are vividly portrayed; especially Dublin and Maine. And the characters, oh my; they may or not be real. The words ?noir? and ?dystopian? are apt. This novel is challenging and imaginative. The non-linear time line (time dila...

    For years, I had written off Kiernan for being a little too loosey-goosey in her style, for having a bit more form than function. Last year's Agents of Dreamland surprised me, though, enough for me to pre-order Black Helicopters, which I took to be a continuation of that story. It is a...

    I really enjoyed this book, but, fair warning, it is a weird ass book. There are entire chapters that are borderline incomprehensible. One features dialogue almost entirely in French. And yet it all works somehow and left me wanting more stories set in this strange, Lovecraftian take o...

    If you've read Black Helicopters in its original chap-book form, or in a Kiernan anthology, you haven't read the entire story. Due to publishing constraints, Kiernan didn't type out the story as she saw it in her head, she had to leave out several chapters. In this current publica...

    it's hard to ever say what exactly is going on in a kiernan novel, but you know it isn't good and again, we have a lovecraftian horror coming from the deep, crossing time and space, and that might not even be the scariest thing going on i love the way kiernan always keeps somethi...

    A nice companion piece to 'agents of dreamland' Not really a sequel to, I would say a companion piece to her great novel 'agents of dreamland'. The story flows in a non-linear manner which is pretty easy to follow. I would purchase again. -steven ...

  • Ysabeaux
    May 12, 2018

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is my favorite horror author, often writing lovecraft-like stories twisted with the ne...

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn?t understand this book. I don?t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of the main characters, or even at times who the main characters were. I gather from the re...

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet I still keep picking them up, hoping for something different. I guess it's the eternal...

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella. At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters. For me this was a frustrating read. The narrative zipping back and forth in time and shif...

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves you thinking about it long after you are finished. Having the events and mindf*cks...

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, and 8 points for the narrative... the Cthulhu elements were rather extremely weak, if no...

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappointed if you are looking for a sequel. Black Helicopters exists in the same universe, bu...

    My review is 4 stars. This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characters are awesome but the superstar of the book is the story, pretty weird but damn g...

    Caitlín R. Kiernan?s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in magnificent detail that gives life to picture of real city. Keirnan portrays recogniz...

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamland, was a similar prose mosiac, but all of the little puzzle pieces came together in a...

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all coming together to a big reveal at the end, but it didn't work here at all. I feel li...