Book Review: THE ART OF BROKEN THINGS

Book Review: THE ART OF BROKEN THINGS

The Art of Broken Things Joanne Anderton Trepidatio Publishing (January 21, 2022) Reviewed by Andrew Byers As I’ve noted before, single-author story collections with eclectic themes are always a big risk for the reader—all too often they’re filled with more misses...
Book Review: THE GYPSY MOTHS

Book Review: THE GYPSY MOTHS

THE GYPSY MOTHS Greg F. Gifune JournalStone (December 3, 2021) Reviewed by Ray Palen Greg F. Gifune has long been operating under the radar in the horror genre. Those in the know recognize that he is one of the top voices operating in the genre today and his latest...
Book Review: ROOKFIELD

Book Review: ROOKFIELD

Rookfield Gordon B. White Trepidatio Publishing (October 15, 2021) Reviewed by Ray Palen A story about a global pandemic, written during a global pandemic, could not have been any more ideal a setting or impetus for a modern horror novel than Gordon B. White’s...
Book Review: GLORIA

Book Review: GLORIA

Gloria Bentley Little Cemetery Dance (December 28, 2021) Reviewed by Ray Palen I am proud to say that I have been there from the beginning with Bentley Little—the man whom Stephen King was quoted as calling ‘the Horror Poet Laureate.’  Whether writing under his own...
Book Review: SHADOWDAYS

Book Review: SHADOWDAYS

Shadowdays Polly Schattel JournalStone (January 28, 2022) Reviewed by Andrew Byers Shadowdays is a deep and disturbing character study of a nurse named Melissa Sweet. Three years ago, she accidentally killed an infant in her care by giving him the wrong dose of...
Book Review: ANTISOCIETIES

Book Review: ANTISOCIETIES

Antisocieties Michael Cisco Grimscribe Press (May 15, 2021) Reviewed by Ray Palen Michael Cisco is not a name I was familiar with prior to reading the short story collection ANTISOCIETIES but I can proudly aver that this is something I plan to remedy. This group of...