Category Archive: Reviews

Audiobook Review: The Copper Cascade Chronicles by Kneel Downe

“With The Copper Cascade Chronicles, [Downe] has produced an accessible and entertaining entry point for his larger canon. And the highly professional delivery of the drama from experienced narrator Bayley only adds to the quality of the story.” Author Kneel Downe has taken a less conventional route to creating the work referred to as The …

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Book Review: Black Static, Issue 58

“There is more than enough contained within this particular issue—and, indeed, the magazine as an ongoing enterprise—to satisfy any who seek well-written, literary works of a dark bent.” Halfway through the year and it’s time for another review of Black Static, that purveyor of dark, literary fiction, insightful columns, and reviews/interviews. In this issue there …

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Audiobook Review: Maldicion by Daniel Marc Chant

“The combination of Chant’s solid storytelling and Peever’s dramatic narration is a match made in audio heaven.”   Daniel Marc Chant is one of the co-founders of The Sinister Horror Company and a champion of horror and strange fiction, having published work by Rich Hawkins, Adam Millard and Kit Power among many others. He is …

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Book Review: Hard Sentences, edited by David James Keaton and Joe Clifford

“…this anthology delivers some serious goods, like hard to come by contraband…” Hard Sentences is a collection of stories themed around those poor bastards serving hard time on the infamous rock known as Alcatraz and also the people and lives they left behind. The pain and sorrow in a place like that hangs around for …

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Book Review: Moriah by Daniel Mills

“An exciting story with complex characters, beautiful prose and a compelling plot … Mills has delivered a piece of taut and suspenseful historical fiction that will please fans of literary and genre fiction alike.”   Daniel Mills has built something of a reputation as an author of historical fiction. Indeed, he has openly expressed a …

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Book Review: In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson

“A supernatural rural noir, reeking of Texas and blood, that grabs you by the throat and never lets go.”   Travis Stillwell isn’t a very nice guy. Cruising Texas honkytonks by night, Travis plays the ladies’ man part well enough to add the notches to his belt. Unfortunately, the ladies never wake up after the …

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Book Review: An Augmented Fourth by Tony McMillen

“The individual elements of character, setting and description are intertwined like a strand of DNA to give this tale life and readers a quality read.”   Tony McMillen is the author of the novel Nefarious Twit (Branch Hands, 2013), a book LitReactor selected as their Book Club Selection for March 2014. A wonderful achievement for …

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Book Review: Shadows and Tall Trees, Vol. 7, edited by Michael Kelly

“A good mix of established names and relative newcomers, Shadows and Tall Trees Vol.7 is a fine showcase for some of the very best in Weird fiction.” It’s safe to say that, at the moment, horror writing is in something of a golden age; if not necessarily in terms of sales, then certainly in terms …

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Book Review: Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman

“Mixes music and horror in a way that is thoroughly original and devilishly compelling.” Philip Tonka is a broken man. Every bone in his body, broken. Yet, he survived, and is healing faster than anyone anticipated. Tonka was exposed to a sound capable of crushing a man, and rendering weapons useless. Flipping back and forth …

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Book Review: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

“Filled with compelling wonder and deeply-disturbing horror, The Changeling is an extraordinary novel.”   In his follow up to his 2016 novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle writes a beautiful, emotional, and terrifying fairy tale in The Changeling. Apollo Kagwe is a “book man”, searching estate sales and dark basement corners for rare …

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Book Review: Palladium at Night by Christopher Slatsky

“Slatsky has produced a genuinely disturbing story complete with great characterisation, a creepy setting and unsettling ties to real-life mysteries.” Christopher Slatsky is a weird horror fiction author living in L.A. whose debut collection, Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales (Dynatox Ministries, 2015), was universally praised by fellow horror authors such as Adam Nevill, Michael Wehunt, …

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Book Review: I Wish I Was Like You by S.P. Miskowski

“At times delicate and poetic, yet can turn as sharp and deadly as the stroke of a knife through flesh.” Never open your story with a corpse? S.P. Miskowski smashes that rule with a tale of a young woman who is forced to solve a murder. She has no choice because the corpse is her …

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