"If Stephen King and Jim Butcher ever had a love child then it would be Alan Baxter."- Smash Dragons Once October obligations are handled, will read these and review next month.
Collections like this can be a mixed bag- some collections nail diversity, sacrificing quality. Some try to keep a common theme running throughout. Some take an offhanded approach, tossing them together for the sake of collecting. There is part of me that struggles how to categorize this collection easily. I guess I won’t bother. I’ll … Continue reading Shining In The Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library!: Edited By Hans-Åke Lilja (Review)
Skullface Boy: Chad Lutzke Reviewed by Brian Bogart Look at that cover. That would fit perfectly on my Trapper Keeper folders when I was in school. “My name is Levi. I’m 16. I’ve got a skull for a face. And here’s how shit went down.” That, my friends, is the opening we are … Continue reading Skullface Boy: Chad Lutzke (Kendall Review)
(My thanks to Flame Tree Press and Brian Trent for the ARC copy in return for an honest and fair review.) I'll be the first to admit- I don't read as much science fiction as I used to. Well, not novels at least. I do pick up collections from time to time and of course, … Continue reading TEN THOUSAND THUNDERS by Brian Trent (review)
Gonna be updating my WordPress blog in the upcoming weeks with new stuff. I will have mini-reviews/reviews of some @flametreepress titles, such as Brian Trent's Ten Thousand Thunders, @dw_gillespie The Toy Thief, @JohnEverson House by the Cemetery and @huntershea1 Creature... In other words- busy week or two ahead. As always- Dream Darkly- and STAY … Continue reading Gonna Be Updating This Week…
“There’s a little black spot on the sun today It’s the same old thing as yesterday…” John F.D. Taff is just one of those writers. You know the ones- you pick up their books or collections, and you know that no matter the POV, no matter the “voice” of the impending gloom or doom- he … Continue reading Little Black Spots: John FD Taff (REVIEW EXCERPT)
Suspended In Dusk II: Edited by Simon Dewar Reviewed by Brian Bogart Simon Dewar’s second instalment of the series really delivers. There. That’s my review. Deal with it. Ah, who the hell am I kidding? There is plenty to talk about between the covers. So much so, I fear I may be suspended in my … Continue reading Suspended In Dusk II (review excerpt)
TIM WAGGONER: THE MOUTH OF THE DARK Reviewed by Brian Bogart Tim Waggoner has published over 40 novels and 3 short story collections. He writes horror, dark fantasy and tie-in novelizations for X-Files, Nightmare on Elm Street, Supernatural and more. I first ran across Waggoner years ago with his contributions to Dungeons and Dragons Eberron … Continue reading THE MOUTH OF THE DARK (review excerpt)
Up next for me is the eerily enticing "THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY" by John Everson. ( https://www.flametreepublishing.com/The-House-by-the-Cemetery-ISBN-9781787580008.html ) Flame Tree Press ( https://www.flametreepress.com/ ) is cranking out the horror and sci-fi/fantasy stuff this September and October... You'd be a fool to miss out on established and newer authors alike. This is a hell of a launch … Continue reading MY NEXT READ…
Ramsey Campbell: Thirteen Days By Sunset Beach Reviewed by Brian Bogart (Many thanks to FLAME TREE PRESS for the ARC... visit them at www.flametreepress.com/ ) Ramsey Campbell has been given countless awards over his long career. His many horror novels have covered a gamut of tropes and plots, but the one thing that usually is a guarantee … Continue reading LET’S ALL GO TO THE BEACH….