Review: Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters 5 of 5 Stars “Tell me, when you burned, did the flames kiss your skin like a lover?” If you want to know the answer to that, you’ll have to find it in the pages of this remarkable novel by Damien Angelica Walters. As for my experience, this book consumed me. Slowly. All the way through the last page. I was enthralled by...

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Review: The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller My rating: 3 of 5 stars Heller’s THE DOG STARS is a thoughtful, emotive look at a post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of a pretty normal fella. You won’t find shambling zombies or leather-clad road gangs in this book as much of it delves into the main character’s isolation and his worldview; the reasons to...

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Review: Deathwatch

Deathwatch by Lisa Mannetti My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every so often, a novel or novella comes along that just gets me excited about horror again. Not that there aren’t tons of great and innovative things going on by talented authors but Mannetti’s DEATHWATCH and particularly the opening novella, Dissolution really struck a chord with me. I found it...

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Review: Outer Dark

Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars This one left me a little speechless. If you read to the end, then you will understand why. While not my favorite of McCarthy’s books that I have read so far, it carries with it a weight that will linger long after you’ve put it down. You’ll feel the book and its characters for some time, calling to you...

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Review: Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars This highly anticipated follow-up to King’s classic, THE SHINING was, for me, perhaps the most anticipated book of 2013. In the month leading up to its release, I even read THE SHINING again so I could have a seamless transition into DOCTOR SLEEP. In retrospect, I don’t think it was all the...

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Review: The Shining

The Shining by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first time I read THE SHINING, I was a pimple-faced teenager with my nose stuck in as many Lovecraft and King and Barker and Lumley books as I could manage in between classes or in study hall or… sometimes *in* class. I remember not being thrilled with THE SHINING back then.As the release of the...

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