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The Tommyknockers
I'm an unabashed fan of this book. Through and through. In fact, I'd say it's one of the best books of his that I've ever read. Yes, I'm dead serious. ...more
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Dec 21, 2011
The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron
I approach most multiple-author anthologies skeptically, because more often than not, they turn out to be a mixed bag. This doesn’t necessarily mean t ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Apr 18, 2014

You may want to take a long, LONG shower after reading this one.

It's not necessarily all that GORY, per's pretty "clean" in that regard
Jul 14, 2007
Mar 31, 2012
After the People Lights Have Gone Off
This review originally appeared in Shock Totem, issue 9...
Shock Totem 9

The irony of the title of this collection is that, after reading each of its fi
Aug 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Some of the more surreal moments, as well as the occasional switches in narratives, made this book a little hard to follow at times, but there IS a re ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
This review originally appeared on Shock Totem's blog:

When I tell somebody why they have to read Grady Hendri
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May 30, 2014
Nameless: The Darkness Comes (The Bone Angel Trilogy, #1)
Nameless: The Darkness Comes, the new novel by former Shock Totem editor Mercedes M. Yardley, tells the story of Luna Masterson, a young woman cursed ...more
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Oct 03, 2014
Sugar Skull
This review originally appeared in Shock Totem 9 as well as on the Shock Totem blog:

The concluding volume in
Aug 26, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
King Rat
Sure, it's not this-that-or-the-other in Mr. Miéville's bibliography - it's exactly where he needed to be at that point in his career, and it worked, ...more
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Jun 13, 2011
Shrieks and Shivers From The Horror Zine
Review coming soon. Let's just say a few stories did it for me...and a lot of others didn't.
Jan 09, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
Jack & Jill
Author's Note 1: This was originally published on Shock Totem, at

Author's Note 2: I'm thrilled and honored t
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Dec 20, 2013
Hot damn. What a harrowing, suspenseful, and wickedly bleak read.

This will be a vague review, because honestly, I enjoyed the hell out of having a few
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
Terrific, overall. I got a bit confused with some of the intersecting plotlines, and all the Capitalizations of Certain Beings and Characters made for ...more
May 20, 2012
May 17, 2012
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Junior Novelization)
This author takes a VERY literal approach to film novelization; it describes scenes exactly as they were in the movie, down to the slimy details of Ja ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
Another reviewer intriguingly compared this book to The Parent Trap meets Event Horizon, but really, for me it was more like Freaky Friday meets Fring ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
First off, there is virtually NOTHING in this story that isn't a part of the full 'Patient Zero' novel. In the novel, the events here are depicted in ...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
Here are my status updates, where I actually said something along with the page counts:

1/1 - Pg. 7 - "I smiled at this prologue. It's always such a pl
Jan 19, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Every House Is Haunted
I'll be the first to admit/point out that I didn't finish this book. I just couldn't make myself read any farther, however.

The stories are not *bad,*
Sep 17, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Hellboy, Vol. 2: Wake the Devil (Hellboy, #2)
WOW. How did I forget about 96% of the events that occurred in this book? It hasn't even been ten years since I read it! Quite a big, complex, ambitio ...more
Jan 09, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
The Ceremonies
I really should re-read this sometime. It starts off very well, with a wonderfully eerie prologue, a nice buildup, maybe a little too much time with t ...more
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Oct 12, 2011
Hell House
"At Least Most of the Way, This Is One Hell of an Awesome Read."

I need to re-read it before I consider the following to be my final opinion, but, when
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Oct 12, 2011
The Ghost Writer
I DID *NOT* FINISH READING THIS BOOK, so this isn't a fair review.

I just wanted to make that very, very clear right away.

The reason I've not finished
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May 04, 2011
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
At first I wrote this as a response to the review of someone whom greatly disliked this book; however, as you'll soon see, I came to have a lot to say ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 04, 2010
Skin Deep
All the cliche words apply: weird, funny, beautiful, strange, etc. etc. Being that his character Big Baby was my favorite creation so far, I was excit ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)
This is how the world ends: an asteroid, 2011GV1 (nicknamed Maia) is headed straight for the earth. It’s almost four miles wide. And yes—its impact wi ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
So Cold the River
Make that three-and-a-half stars.

For the most part, I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It opened superbly, and really dipped the reader into the deep en
Jul 16, 2014
Nov 22, 2013
Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
**spoiler alert** Okay, I had serious problems with this book, ultimately.

* S P O I L E R S * * A H E A D ! ! ! *

Going in, of COURSE I wanted to *love
Jun 23, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1)
This was much more of an urban fantasy than it was a paranormal detective novel - and that's not for the better. The mystery at hand is presented earl ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Jun 16, 2012
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I thought the first book was not bad; I don't bother comparing it to other books, because what would the point be of that? It's NOT 'Salem's Lot, it's ...more
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Nov 13, 2011
H.P. Lovecraft's the Dunwich Horror
Wow... that was lame.

Unfortunately, even with the weight of a popular author's name (Joe R. Lansdale) attached to the "adaptation" (*cough*sequel*coug
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
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