Editing, Critiquing and Advice from the Pros

For every author who makes a habit of having their work published, there are dozens of others yet to experience that joy. Those aspiring authors are often locked in their studies tapping their hearts out on the keys. A huge percentage of them are doing the research to improve their craft. They’re reading advice blogs, … Continue reading Editing, Critiquing and Advice from the Pros

Book Review: Tribesmen by Adam Cesare

2012's Tribesmen, one of Adam Cesare’s earlier pieces, has recently been granted an awesome new cover by expert designer Matt Revert. As a result, there’s renewed interest in the book, which harks back to and homages classic Italian cannibal movies of the past like Cannibal Holocaust. Tightly plotted, it features a fun and colourful cast … Continue reading Book Review: Tribesmen by Adam Cesare

Book Review: Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

Gabino Iglesias’s latest novel, Coyote Songs, has been circulating in the Twittersphere as not only an excellent read, but also a damn important one. Barely a day goes by where you don’t see another excellent review pop up online, and there’s a good reason for that. As the spiritual successor to his superb Zero Saints, Coyote … Continue reading Book Review: Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Stranded on an island, a group of school boys must survive extreme circumstances without adult supervision in the inaugural James Herbert Award-winning novel, The Troop. With this eternally fertile premise at his control, Nick Cutter crafts a brutal and harrowing story of murder, survival and mutant tapeworms. The result is an excellent book that is … Continue reading Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

With an ancient demon invisibly possessing its victims and sowing the seeds of animosity between characters and an isolated and snowbound setting, comparisons to Carpenter’s classic, The Thing, abound in Christopher Golden’s Ararat. Are they justified? Is that even a bad thing? Read on to find out... The first thing any review of this book … Continue reading Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

Why we need a faithful new adaptation of Lord of the Flies

William Golding’s classic exploration of the darkness inherent in all of us, Lord of the Flies, is generally seen in one of two lights. It’s either that boring book packed as densely with prose descriptions of the rainforest as its figurative jungle is with liana vines and ferns, or it’s a timeless classic that drags humanity’s hidden evils … Continue reading Why we need a faithful new adaptation of Lord of the Flies

Bone Saw by Patrick Lacey

What happens when you throw a dodgy film director, a good-hearted kid with a love for old-school horror movies, a badass chick with Daddy issues, a haunted private eye and a homicidal pig-monster into an isolated town? Well, aside from the obvious insanity and gore, you get a rollicking good read, that’s what. Patrick Lacey’s … Continue reading Bone Saw by Patrick Lacey