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    {Review} Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

    by Stephen King Published by Simon and Schuster on September 2013 Genres: Horror, Supernatural Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads This audiobook was read by Will Patton, none other than the beautifully raspy voiced Colonel Dan Weaver from Falling Skies! I love that show. Wish more people would watch it. His voice makes you feel like everything will be okay. Patton does some wonderful things with this work, breathing life into the characters and always managing to suck me back into things if I started to drift a little (sorry, it’s King, one can’t help but drift and if you deny it, well your undies are probably on fire). I…

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    {Review} Dark Screams: Volume 1 -edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

    by Brian James Freeman, Richard Chizmar Published by Hydra, Random House Publishing Group on 12.9.14 Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller Pages: 88 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads This anthology consists of short stories by Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark and Ramsey Campbell. How could a reader go wrong? The Stephen King story “Weeds” was part of the movie Creepshow. This is the one in which the King himself starred, where the meteor fell to earth in the man’s backyard. In the movie, I thought the tale was hokey, but in the book I liked it more. We are privy to more of Jordy’s…

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    {Review} The River Through the Trees by David Peak

    by David Peak on 3.25.13 Pages: 164 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads “The Thornapple’s winding body and its non-navigable waters, bringing nothing to nobody. A steady stream of pointlessness. A withered worm in a rotten apple. A river surrounded by a stillness, whose muddy banks go untrodden, whose tireless, repressed rage goes unheard, out of earshot, trembling with inarticulate anger.” The Thornapple runs through Ardor, Michigan. This story is set during the winter. I could feel the cold in my bones. It may well be that the the season is a symbol, of what’s become of this town. The dead-ness of it. The grittiness of it. The wasted remains…

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    {Review} Vegan Vampire Vaginas by Wol-vriey

    by Wol-vriey Genres: Bizarro Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Tom has been pulled into a different dimension after a blow-job gone wrong. Tom wakes to this new world with a vagina on his hand, no memory of who he is, wanted for stealing a crap-load of money from the wrong people and having sex with a married woman. Can Tom get his memory back in order to survive tentacled vaginas, eaters, the king, a crazy dominatrix, and vegan vampires? Will he find out the story of the vagina on his palm? For some reason I’ve found other Wol-vriey reads to be hard to understand or I just didn’t get them. That’s not the…

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    {Review} In the Light by S.P. Miskowski

    by S. P. Miskowski Published by Omnium Gatherum on 9.2.14 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Pages: 110 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads The last installment of the Skillute Cycle delivered more of the lovely prose I’m used to getting from S. P. Miskowski. This novella elaborates on the story begun in the novel Knock Knock. A tale about small town life, its secrets, its rituals, and its inhabitants. It’s good stuff. I like the fact that women play a strong role here too -it put me in mind of Thomas Tryon’s Harvest Home-a book I have no qualms recommending, in addition to this one. However, for best results read…