I’ve always been a horror guy and in the last few years that passion has been focused on movies (as evidenced by my old blog Omega Channel and my late lamented Killer B’s on DVD feature on Cinematical.com), but I had lost track of how awesome a good scary book can be.
Then a few months ago when my wife got me a Nook for my birthday. The Nook, of course, is Barnes & Nobles entry in the eBook reader sweepstakes. There’s no longer any need to kill a tree to read a good book, you can just download it directly to this little hand-held device (or to any one of The Nook’s competitors) and you’re off and running. I have the 3G version so I can access the Barnes & Noble store through Wifi or via an AT&T cell phone signal. One of my favorite features is the ability to download a sample of just about any book available, cutting down on that “oh God, what have I done” feeling you get when you realize you’ve paid hard-earned cash for a book that would be put to better use starting a camp fire.
A few Nook Books later I realized I was in this for the long haul. Not only did I want to see what horror novels were available in ebook format, but I wanted to finally tackle all those real world books that had been piling up and I’ve realized how much more pleasant my morning commute is when I have an audio book to listen to.
The main focus of this blog will be my reviews of horror fiction in print, digital or audio formats. I’m taking a scattershot approach here, tackling books both old and new, both revered and schlocky. Let’s get started, shall we?