Archive for Book Reviews

The Society of Blood: Obsidian Heart Book Review

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

In case the name isn’t immediately familiar to you, Mark Morris has written for and about some of your favorite television shows. The first and most important of these is Doctor Who. Besides scripting episodes, Morris has written numerous audio stories and novels within the Doctor Who universe. He’s also the man responsible for Bay […]

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So Nude, So Dead Book Review

Sep 22, 2015 No Comments

Ed McBain, real name Salvatore Lombino, burst onto the crime fiction scene in 1956 with Cop Hater, not only one of the best titled books in history, but also one of the most unique. Rather than one detective, McBain gave his crime novels a whole precinct—the 87th Precinct, to be exact. As the prince of […]

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Darkness Rising Novella Review

Sep 15, 2015 No Comments

I’ve become quite a fan of Brian Mooreland over the years. From Vagrants to The Devil’s Woods, I have yet to be let down by his stories. Mooreland’s smooth prose draws you in yet it never feels like he is writing down to his audience. The best way to describe Brian Mooreland’s latest novella Darkness […]

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Clive Barker’s THE SCARLET GOSPELS Book Review

Jul 30, 2015 No Comments

Clive Barker has gotten the band back together. The Scarlet Gospels is his first full-length adult novel since 2007’s amazing Cold Heart Canyon, and brings two of his favorite and best known characters together. The Hell Priest known as Pinhead and the noir-influenced paranormal detective Harry D’Amour. Each of these characters brings with them a […]

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The Silence Book Review

Jun 23, 2015 No Comments

Whether it be television, film or literature, mankind’s untimely demise in the form of the apocalypse has been microwaved so many times, it’s long since tasted like rubber. Thankfully, there are authors like Tim Lebbon who can still manage to take an overused theme and breathe fresh air into stale lungs. Lebbon’s novel The Silence […]

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Anti-Hero Book Review

Apr 23, 2015 No Comments

When the CIA needs to track down the digital clones of a megalomaniacal mad man who has seized control of the world’s computer systems, they call in his old teammates to track him down and ghost his pixelated ass. This team isn’t the Ghostbusters’ IT department; they’re MI37 headed up by a group of independent […]

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Cthulhu Lives! An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft Book Review

Apr 14, 2015 No Comments

In Cthulhu Lives!, editor Salomé Jones brings together many stories for Ghostwoods Books that fall under the vast cyclopean umbrella that is the Cthulhu Mythos. The stories range from straightforward horror stories to epistolary fiction and everything in between. If that isn’t cool enough, how does an afterward by S.T. Joshi sound? Pretty bad ass, […]

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Lenore: Pink Bellies Comic Book Review

Apr 07, 2015 No Comments

Gods of death eating Jujubes, a refined gentlemen called Mr. Bear Poop on a Log, a flashback squirrel fighting the FBI and a nine-step puppet tutorial, are just some of what you’ll find in the pages of Roman Dirge’s Lenore: Pink Bellies. The most adorable and pungent living dead girl is back in a tale […]

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Book of the Dead Book Review

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments

If Book of the Dead had been written by Lovecraft, then the lead characters would’ve gone catatonic by page seventy. Instead of action, the readers would’ve been treated to introspection and digressions about how mankind was not meant to know the true contents of the cosmos. There is a reason then why Lovecraft did not […]

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Read or Else: The Black Train by Edward Lee

Feb 19, 2015 No Comments

You feel the dried page against your finger and hear a subtle crack as you gingerly turn it.  The book’s spine is stiff and you look down, taking in the yellowed paper.   In the dimly lit room you smile coyly to yourself.  The book is well-worn; others have held it before you and felt the […]

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