Category: Reviews

Max and Dylan Watch THE SHALLOWS and Debate Proper Shark-Killing Tactics

Lori’s nine-year-old son, Dylan, fucking loves Jaws. The dude hums the theme song as he sits on the toilet. He pretends our dumb fat dachshund is a shark whenever he’s prowling through the house searching for dropped food. He obsesses over Let’s Play YouTube videos of Jaws/Minecraft mashup games. So […]

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Book Review: CYCLOPS ROAD is a Hilarious Road-Trip Delight

The horror-comedy combo genre is not an easy feat to accomplish in literature. David Wong nailed it pretty damn well in John Dies at the End and its sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders; Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It, and Christopher Moore’s basically the world champion at this point, […]

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Poppy Z. Brite Returns to Fiction with LAST WISH

Fiction Review: “Last Wish & The Gulf” by Poppy Z. Brite Reviewed by George Lea It’s always somewhat ambiguous, when a writer you’ve admired and been informed by so intimately returns to writing after a long hiatus. In the case of Billy Martin (writing here, as before, as Poppy Z. Brite), […]

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep was the highly anticipated sequel to one of King’s most horrifying books, The Shining. Called “[an] instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals”, Doctor Sleep was instantly embraced by fans of the […]

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Book Review of Green Tsunami by Nicholas Paschall

Color of Envy: Green Tsunami makes others jealous of clever writing I bought this book when I noted the publisher, a friend of mine, promoting this novella. Written by two authors, Laura Cooney and L.L. Soares, this end-of-the-world story starts with e-mail exchanges between husband and wife after a mysterious […]

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Review of A Discriminating Death by Susan J. Dorsey

“Review of A Discriminating Death: A Jane Brook’s Mystery by Susan J. Dorsey with Rainstorm Press” by Jay Wilburn   A Discriminating Death: A Jane Brook’s Mystery by Susan J. Dorsey with Rainstorm Press is a mystery with strong characters. I have reviewed more works from Rainstorm than any other, […]

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Review of In the Tarot by Joe Filippone

“Review of In the Tarot by Joe Filippone with Rainstorm Press” by Jay Wilburn   In the Tarot by Joe Filippone with Rainstorm Press is a work of horror, magic, and erotica. It has an easy flow and a comfortable telling through most of the prose. Joe loves horror and […]

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Review of Crooked House by Joe McKinney

“Review of Crooked House by Joe McKinney” by Max Booth III “You come into a man’s house with evil in your heart you better expect to get the horns.” Crooked House is a novel with balls. It takes every haunted house trope in fiction, stuffs them all into a blender, […]

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