Brett J. Talley

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Visit me at www.brettjtalley.com!

A native of the South, Brett Talley received a philosophy and history
degree from the University of Alabama before moving to witch-haunted
Massachusetts to attend Harvard Law School. When people ask, Brett
tells them he writes for fortune and glory. But the truth is the
stories in his head simply refuse to stay put. Brett loves every kind
of fiction—from horror to literary to historical to sci-fi—as long as
there are fantastic characters with a compelling purpose. There's
still magic to be found in fiction, the mysterious and the unknown
still beckon there, and the light can always triumph over the
darkness, no matter how black the night may be.

Brett writes when he can, though he spends most of his time working as
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The Site That Should Not Be




The veils between the worlds may be at their thinnest on Samhain, but the darkest night of the year is now upon us. Walpurgis Night. The Eve of Beltane. The Night of the Witches, when those dark beings meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with their gods.  Bar the door and shutter your windows upon this May Eve.  For tonight, the darkness takes shape.




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I've enjoyed many of Bates' books, but Mountain of the Dead is his best yet. If you are obsessed with the Dyatlov Pass Incident, read this book. If you've never heard of the incident, read this book; you'll learn a lot about the mystery even as Bates ...more
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Good, but short. Length loses it a star, but otherwise well worth picking up.
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"Overall - 4 Stars
Story - 4 Stars
Narration - 5 Stars

The first story was sooo Lovecraft. All the story's were good, but the first one had a cadence that really felt like Lovecraft.

The narration was wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!" Read more of this review »
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It’s a rare thing, a book that sticks with you. That makes you think days after you’ve turned the last page, that takes you down a path to somewhere dark and dangerous and mysterious and amazing all at once. The Fisherman by John Langan is such a boo ...more
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I hate three star reviews, the critic's version of a “meh.” When you pour your heart and soul into writing a book, you hope to inspire something. Preferably joy, horror, love, etc., depending on the genre. If not that, loathing works. A one star revi ...more
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Although some in the horror community struggle to admit it, Lovecraft, for all his brilliance, was also a racist. I’ve written about it before on this site, and it’s a side of the man we should not shy away from. Victor LaVelle has done more than con ...more
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“I don't understand exactly what's going on, but Goodreads shouldn't be deleting reviews, period. People are smart enough to look at them on their own and make up their mind, and deleting reviews undermines the integrity of the site.”
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“Respect is a thing earned, not bought, and a man who lets it be known that he seeks respect will probably never see it bestowed.”
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“Words, my young friend.  Words are all the power in the Universe.  It was by words God created the Earth, the heavens and Hell.  Is it any surprise that a book be the most powerful force in the world? ”
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Christine Hatfield Brett do you have a facebook?


message 23: by Cedric

Cedric Nye Brett,
Thank you for accepting my Friend request. You have some excellent books! I hope you are having a good day.
All my best,
Cedric


message 22: by DJ =^^=

DJ =^^= Thanks for the book suggestion... Roll Tide.. how did you know I am a Bama fan haha :)


Laura's Book Addiction Hi Brett thank-you for the add! =)


message 20: by Taznim

Taznim thanks for the add and good luck with your books!!!


Watermelon Daisy Thank you so much for friending me! ♥
Remy @ Just Remy [http://justremy.blogspot.com]


VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite!


message 17: by Becca

Becca Hi Brett :D


Jon Recluse Brett,

Thanks for the friendship invite!


Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads) I think that you are biased, but that is perfectly fine, and if I ever read horror I think yours would be the one to go to. It looks great, a little terrifying, but great :)


Brett Talley Me too!


message 13: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you
-Haylee


message 12: by Morgana

Morgana Thanks for the friendvite, Brett :)


Brett Talley Kathryn wrote: "Thanks for the friendship...I am eager to read your book and it is also nice to meet a fellow Alabamian....
One more thing...ROLL TIDE!!!"

Roll Tide!


message 10: by Kathryn

Kathryn Thanks for the friendship...I am eager to read your book and it is also nice to meet a fellow Alabamian....
One more thing...ROLL TIDE!!!


message 9: by Pam

Pam Heyo, Brett..thanks for the invite...I am always looking for new input on books to read


Brett Talley Was interviewed by The Big Thrill. Check it out! http://www.thebigthrill.org/2011/11/t...-


Melissa Thanks for the friend request!


Brett Talley So what's a "status update" on Goodreads? Is that different from what I am doing now?


Brett Talley Your smiley is freaking me out Sarah!


message 4: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Brett, thanks for the add! (=


Tanecia Thanks for the add! your book sounds awesome I can't wait to read! Congratulations on winning 2011 JS horror writing contest! I hope to see you around :)


message 2: by Carly

Carly Thanks for adding me Brett. :)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


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