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B-Movie Reels by Alan Spencer

April 18, 2018

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths     B-Movie Reels by Alan Spencer is a horror novel which takes it up a notch by combining as many different types of the horror subgenres as it can all at once. This creates a dangerous explosion of more types of […]

Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins

March 14, 2018

  Genre:  Fantasy Publisher:  Bantam Books Published: 1971 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths     Another Roadside Attraction, by Tom Robbins was published in part as a tribute to the creativity and individuality which developed out of the 60s. The story centers around a free thinking and beautiful young clairvoyant, named Amanda, […]

Secret Wars by Jim Shooter

February 21, 2018

Genre:  Super Hero Publisher:  Marvel Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths . . I received Marvel’s Secret Wars as a gift and let it sit a while, but during the middle of this Winter, I figured I would check it out. I have always, since I was about eight, been a […]

Obsession by Ramsey Campbell

January 22, 2018

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 1985 Reviewer Rating:  4.5 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths       Obsession by Ramsey Campbell is almost a mystery as much as a Horror novel, but it is certainly the latter with a sharp bullet. Ramsey sets up the scene, but does not walk your through what you should believe […]

The Odds by, Robert J. Peterson

January 2, 2018

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  California Coldblood Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  3.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths     The Odds by, Robert J. Peterson is a Science Fiction novel set in the distant future where the desert of Nevada is a few hundred degrees during the day and a well below freezing at night. However, […]

Dead of Winter by Brian Moreland

November 26, 2017

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  5 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths  . . Dead of Winter, by Brain Moreland proved to be a real treat of me. Between liking horror more as Fall envelopes us and finding out Samhain Publishing has closed their doors, I dug out an older book from them and […]

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

October 29, 2017

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  3 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley is a strange sort of Science Fiction. Original and odd, this story takes you in an unexpected u-turn within the first few chapters and then just keeps getting more bizarre. The tale starts […]

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

October 21, 2017

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Vintage Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Version Control by Dexter Palmer is a Science Fiction novel, heavy on the science side and low on the fantastic. The upside is the reader might learn more than a little about psychics along the way as they follow […]

Book Review of Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies by James Marshall

September 26, 2017

Genre:  Dark Fantasy Publisher:  Chizine Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  2 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies by James Marshall was published by Chizine, which has always been one of my favorite publishing houses, but if I had read this one of their novels first, I might not have ever enjoyed […]

The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz

September 13, 2017

Genre:  Horror Publisher:  Samhain Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz became an unexpected treat and really hit home for me because, as I read the book, my life went through many parallels with the main character, Ben, which can be a bit disturbing when reading […]