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The Pilgrims
3.37
An author that needs no introduction, Will Elliot burst into the mainstream from relative obscurity after winning the ABC manuscript award with The Pi ...more
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Feb 22, 2011
 
The Glory Bus
3.73
This latest offering from Richard Laymon is filled with mindless gore, vile characters, and a plethora of devious acts committed by them that gives on ...more
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Feb 22, 2011
 
Galilee
3.74
This is the third reading I’ve had of Galilee, and there are always subtle hints of the grander vision you might’ve missed on the first occasion. The ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
Aegri Somnia: The 2006 Apex Digest featured writer anthology
4.25
Aegri Somnia is a Latin phrase, one that means, literally, ‘A Sick Man’s Dream.’

Aegri Somnia (for me, at least), was always going to be a winner. The
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Quake
3.78
Richard Laymon was an author whose prolific sensibilities and writing work ethic guaranteed himself a legacy that keeps on giving: even if you’ve mana ...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
They Hunger
3.37
I was lucky enough to obtain an advance readers copy of Scott Nicholson's sixth book They Hunger, due for release from Pinnacle books in April of this ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Tankbread 2: Immortal
4.19
This sequel is an improvement on its predecessor. Though I will admit to a biased predilection with regards to style, I applaud Paul’s decision here t ...more
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Feb 12, 2015
 
Your Heart Belongs to Me
3.32
At 34, Ryan Perry has achieved his life’s ambition and then some: the head of successful software outfit and social-networking site that has seen him ...more
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Feb 26, 2011
 
Ghosts Can Bleed
4.42
There are many writers in the Australian echelon that I am familiar enough to know by name but not by craft. Tracie McBride (originally from New Zeala ...more
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Nov 18, 2011
 
The Birthing House
2.47
Christopher Ransom has burst from the blocks with one of the most astonishing debuts to emerge in recent years. He has created, with The Birthing Hous ...more
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Feb 26, 2011
 
The Last Deep Breath
4.11
Another prolific writer whose talents have managed to slip under the radar, Tom Piccirilli is a four time Bram Stoker winner with over twenty novels t ...more
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Feb 25, 2011
 
Within His Reach
4.00
This novella is dedicated to the memory of Rod Serling (writer and creator of The Twilight Zone), and it shows. Within His Reach is a quaint little st ...more
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Feb 25, 2011
 
The House
3.73
It is well known that Stephen King – like many of us – will carry a book of fiction wherever his travels will lead to appease the boredom that arises ...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
Mischief (Harrow House, #2)
3.50
Douglas Clegg is another writer who (like Jack Ketchum) has managed to go under my radar over the past couple of years. Recently, however, his presenc ...more
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Feb 26, 2011
 
Cenotaxis
3.45
A novella that fits nice and snug in between the first two books of Astropolis, Cenotaxis bridges Saturn Returns and Earth Ascendant to a form a short ...more
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Feb 22, 2011
 
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
3.97
A thriller writer who needs no introduction whatsoever, whose scalpel clean prose has given an entire generation reason to read, Dean Koontz delivers ...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
The Grand Conjunction (Astropolis, #3)
3.64
Adelaide author Sean Williams delivers, via The Grand Conjunction, the final piece of the Astropolis puzzle - a vast, many chambered volume that actua ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4)
3.91
Writer guarantor Dean Koontz returns with the forth thriller in his fabled Odd Thomas novels, a saga that has proved to be charged with an unrivalled ...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
Earth Ascendant (Astropolis, #2)
3.77
Earth Ascendant opens to selective sabotage, phantasms, and explosive assassination attempts. Here, Sean wastes no time introducing the reader back in ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
The Dust Devils (The Broken Land, #2)
3.73
Following on from the author's previous foray into YA fiction with The Changeling, Sean Williams picks up the tale with our young hero Ros seeking red ...more
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Feb 22, 2011
 
Saturn Returns (Astropolis, #1)
3.52
Saturn Returns, the first book of Astropolis, marks a pivotal time in the career of Adelaide author Sean Williams. Like the title metaphor, it seems t ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
The Farm
3.36
Note: This review was written around the time of it's publication.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of laying eyes on a Scott Nicholson paperback, let
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Bottomfeeder
3.64
That's not a very poetic title, I know. But neither is the tone of Bottomfeeder - a novel that lingers refreshingly with me right now writing these wo ...more
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Feb 22, 2011
 
Fivefold
3.69
Already an innovative and respected story-teller in the shorter format, Nathan Burrage has now crossed the often-unattainable threshold of publishing ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
The Lobby
4.50
Walls Closing in -
Crowded blood soaked recollection -

This is just a small hint of the opening stanza of Christopher Durish's first novel The Lobby. It
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Feb 21, 2011
 
Duma Key
3.89
Few Stephen King novels in recent history have reviewed quite as well as Duma Key. Not only were the preliminary appraisals heaped with honour, but th ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
 
The Burning
3.39
Like many writers of Horror Fiction in the world today, Bentley Little has crafted his own style over the years and now has it down to kind of science ...more
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Feb 19, 2011
 
Flesh And Blood
3.67
A father of three and small-time farmer, Terrance Pearson, slaughters his young children by decapitating them in what appears to be systematic executi ...more
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Feb 19, 2011
 
What the Night Knows
3.70
The signs were good, and early word of mouth suggested a return to form. With the inevitable hit and miss ratio of a prolific author it seemed What th ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
Concrete Jungle
3.56
In this, the first of a trilogy, Mother Nature has decided to recycle the earth and spade it under with a fresh Eden. Caught in the tumult are a small ...more
May 02, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
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