Following three well-received novels of literary horror (check out our reviews for A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS, DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD), Paul Tremblay’s newest release showcases his shorter side with GROWING THINGS a collection of stories and novellas that continue to explore his literate and creepy […]Read more "THAT DARKNESS HUNGED IN MY SKY: PAUL TREMBLAY’S GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES"
Before delving into this week’s work, please allow me a moment to tangent on another writer altogether. Starting sometime in the 1900s and continuing through to his death in the 1970s, P. G. Wodehouse made a career out of farce and ribaldry through several series and stand alone works, some of the most famous of […]Read more "There’s A Shadow Just Behind Me: Robin Maugham’s The Servant"
Life intrudes on plans, as they say. While I had every intention of getting a review of Donald E. Westlake’s KAHAWA for this week, it just did not happen. I am immersed in that book at the moment, and will need a bit more time to finish reading it and assemble my thoughts. Instead, this […]Read more "WE ARE STILL HERE: WIDOW’S POINT"
An eight-year-old girl’s determination not to let a little sickness prevent her from enjoying herself at a famous Florida amusement park sparks off the destruction of the world in Mira Grant’s apocalyptic thriller, the short novel length work KINGDOM OF BONE AND NEEDLE. Some people would call it a novella, and perhaps that’s ostensibly true, […]Read more "I’m So Sick: Mira Grant’s KINGDOM OF NEEDLE AND BONE"
To celebrate this week’s release of her newest novella, Kaysee Renee Robichaud will take us inside her approach to storytelling, pulling away the many masks a writer can wear in order to shed some light on some of the more troublesome assumptions in internet criticism. # Writing What You Know Vs. Writing What You Believe […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: Kaysee Renee Robichaud’s ATTENDANTS TO THE MASQUERADE"
Jeff Strand has earned a reputation for quirky, funny horror stories for both adults and young adult readers. On occasion, he sometimes reduces the funny part of the quotient and ups the tension, resulting in macabre gems like his Bram Stoker finalist novel PRESSURE. COLD DEAD HANDS is a novella that falls a bit harder […]Read more "In A World So Cold: Jeff Strand’s COLD DEAD HANDS"
To celebrate the paperback debut of my short, dark fantasy novel FROM HELL’S HEART, I thought I would take a look at this work and its origins. Less inspired by the Tolkein school of fantasy than writers like Leigh Brackett and Louis Lamour, it’s an apocalyptic dark fantasy that owes quite a bit to the […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: DANIEL R. ROBICHAUD’S FROM HELL’S HEART"