Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (2007)

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest by Norman Patridge is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in thisContinue reading “Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (2007)”

Growing Things and Other Stories – Paul Tremblay

A thrilling new collection from the award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World bringing his short stories to the UK for the first time. Unearth nineteen tales of suspense and literary horror, including a new story from the world of A Head Full of Ghosts,Continue reading “Growing Things and Other Stories – Paul Tremblay”

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3 (Book Sets for Kids: Grade 3 and Up) * Alvin Schwartz

Pioneers used to entertain themselves by telling scary stories. At night they might gather in somebody’s cabin, or around a fire, and see who could scare the others the most. Some girls and boys in my town do the same thing today. They get together at somebody’s house, and they turn out the lights andContinue reading “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3 (Book Sets for Kids: Grade 3 and Up) * Alvin Schwartz”

Beirut Hellfire Society – Rawi Hage

After his undertaker father’s death, laconic, Greek mythology– reading Pavlov is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society— an antireligious sect that, among many rebellious and often salacious activities, arranges secret burial for outcasts who have been denied last rites because of their religion or sexuality. Pavlov agrees to take up his father’sContinue reading “Beirut Hellfire Society – Rawi Hage”

Finding Her Wings * K.B. Wheelock

A fairy born without wings and without a talent, Aislin had relegated herself to a life on the ground, ostracized and alone. When three others are found without talents, Aislin suddenly finds herself sharing her lonely world with three male fairies. Will she discover her true talent and love? More importantly, can the four ofContinue reading “Finding Her Wings * K.B. Wheelock”

HAUNTED – CHUCK PALAHNIUK

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter-sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,” and who are ledContinue reading “HAUNTED – CHUCK PALAHNIUK”

Six Stories * Stephen King Book Review

Six Stories is a short story collection by Stephen King, published in 1997. It is limited to 1100 copies, which are signed and numbered. Six Stories contains: “Lunch at the Gotham Cafe” (later published as part of Everything’s Eventual, slightly revised) “L. T.’s Theory of Pets” (later published as part of Everything’s Eventual) “Luckey Quarter” (later published as part of Everything’s Eventual) “Autopsy RoomContinue reading “Six Stories * Stephen King Book Review”

The Tent by Margaret Atwood

In this delightful mélange of short fiction, Margaret Atwood pushes the boundaries of form in intriguing directions. Alongside meditations on warlords, cat heaven, and orphans, she offers a sly pep talk to the ambitious young, laments the proliferation of photos of oneself, imagines an apocalypse of worms, and recalls Helen of Troy’s childhood Kool-Aid stand.Continue reading “The Tent by Margaret Atwood”

Joe Hill – Strange Weather Book Review

Due to the Coronavirus Lockdown, I started looking for good books that will make my increasing boredom die down. I loved The FIREMAN * Joe Hill  and Joe Hill * Horns so I did a quick eBay search to see if Joe Hill has written anything else since and I got super thrilled to see “Strange Weather”Continue reading “Joe Hill – Strange Weather Book Review”