Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 9

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 Every time I read something by David Schow I get the impression he is trying desperately to impress the reader with his flashy prose and vocabulary. In this case the very title of the story “Obsequy” (a funeral rite or ceremony) sent me scrambling for the dictionary. … Continue reading »


UR by Stephen King – Horror Novella Review

Format: Kindle Publisher: Storyville, LLC via Amazon Digital Services Publication Year: 2009 This was another first for me. Stephen King’s novella UR is available only as an ebook for the Kindle or an audio book. This makes sense, actually, because a Kindle is actually one of the main characters. I’m a Nook user, though, so … Continue reading »


Winds of Change by Jason Brannon – Horror Novella Review

Format: Nook Book Publisher: Permuted Press Publication Year: 2011 Yes, I’m having a love affair with my Nook. Some would say it’s a relationship that borders on the unnatural, but that’s a tale for another day. But what’s not to love? Online book shopping with instant gratification, prices ranging from reasonable to crazy cheap, and … Continue reading »


Should We Judge This Book By Its Cover? Part 2

Brian Keene has announced that his long out of print novella of apocalyptic horror Take the Long Way Home will be made available again soon through Deadite Press. As I did with Deadite’s re-release of Keene’s novel Urban Gothic, I thought it would be fun to show the book’s original cover side by side with … Continue reading »


A Lovecraft Knot? Oh R’lyeh?

Shamelessly swiped from, I’m looking forward to my next formal affair so I can give this a try. Click on the image for a closer look.


Commemorating the 74th Anniversary of the Death of H.P. Lovecraft With Free Ebook

I’ve got just enough time to get this in before the end of the day. I’ve just noticed several postings on Twitter stating that today is the 74th anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft. How did I miss this? I love the man’s work, and when he was at the top of his game … Continue reading »


The Majorettes by John Russo – Horror Novel Review

Format: Musty old mass market paperback Publisher: Pocket Books Publication Year: 1979 I tackled John Russo’s 1979 slasher novel The Majorettes as an experiment. I had first read and enjoyed the book around 1980 or so and I wanted to see how well it had held up. I was initially attracted back in the day … Continue reading »


Borders Bookmarks: A Warning Sign?

As I posted not long ago, horror novelist Bryan Smith used to work for Borders and has said that one of the reasons for the company’s bankruptcy was their inability to recognize the value of a competitive ebook reader system. That got me thinking of the bookmarks I’ve recently been getting with every Borders purchase. … Continue reading »


Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 8

For “Zora and the Zombie,” author Andy Duncan eschews the Romero style zombie for the more traditional Hatian type. Duncan presents a fictionalized version of real-life author Zora Neale Hurston as she travels Haiti researching local legends including voodoo and zombies. During a voodoo ritual she finds less than convincing, Zora is told of a … Continue reading »


“Apeshit” by Carlton Mellick III – Horror Novel Review

Format: trade paperback Publisher: Avant Punk – an imprint of Eraserhead Press ( Publication Year: 2008 Author Carlton Mellick and the folks at Eraserhead Press certainly deserve points for salesmanship. The title and cover leaped out at me as I was perusing horror books at Amazon. I mean, take a look at that artwork. What … Continue reading »

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