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The Raping of Ava DeSantis by Mylo Carbia

May 11, 2017

Genre: Horror Publisher: Rockefeller Publishing Group Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating: 3 Stars Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths   The Raping of Ava DeSantis by Mylo Carbia is a horror novel set in contemporary times. There is not a drop of supernatural in this one. It could be labeled Thriller, as easy as Horror, if it were […]

Book Review of Bullettime by Nick Mamatas

April 26, 2017

. Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  ChiZine Productions Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating: 3 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Bullettime by Nick Mamatas is a nihilistic, young adult, coming of age novel with a small dash of potential science fiction thrown in. Hard to say how much of the science fiction aspect is real or is just […]

Low Noon Edited by David A. Riley

April 10, 2017

    Genre: Horror Publisher: Science Fiction Trails Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating: 4 Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths     Low Noon is a horror anthology set in the Weird Wild West and is edited by David A. Riley. I guess I am going through an anthology reading phase or perhaps I am desperate to read […]

Off Rock, by Kieran Shea

March 28, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael Griffiths Off Rock, by Kieran Shea is a Science Fiction novel with the beginning 98% of the novel taking place on an asteroid being mined by the main characters. Jimmy is a grunt miner who’s getting a little old for the […]

Book Review of Shadows and Teeth, Edited by R. Perez De Peredaw

March 8, 2017

Genre: Horror Publisher: Darkwater Syndicate Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating:  4 Stars Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths   Shadows and Teeth, was edited by R. Perez De Pereda or at least I think it was. It actually is not made clear. But I will not hold this against Darkwater Syndicate because this is an excellent horror anthology. […]

Book Review of Hero Lost Edited by Alex J Cavanaugh

March 5, 2017

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Freedom Fox Press Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 3 Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths Hero Lost, is a Fantasy Anthology edited by Alex J Cavanaugh. This anthology has 12 short stories which all revolve around mostly traditional fantasy themes. This book comes out of a Facebook group called the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Seven […]

My Vacation in Hell by Gene Twaronite

February 23, 2017

Genre: Horror Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating: 2.5 Stars Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths My Vacation in Hell by Gene Twaronite is a young adult version of Dante’s Inferno. I had managed to avoid reading YA literature for a while now, but I enjoy visions of Hell so I thought I would check […]

Book Review of The Race, by Nina Allan

February 13, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael Griffiths The Race, by Nina Allan is a literary novel with just a tinge of Science Fiction. Things are hinted at in this book, like parallel worlds and the ability to talk to animals, as well as biologically developed smart dogs, but […]

Book Review of How to Survive a Horror Movie, by Seth Grahame Smith

February 7, 2017

Genre: Horror Publisher: Quick Books Published: 2007 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths   How to Survive a Horror Movie, by Seth Grahame Smith is a comic, but practical, overview of how a person could survive if they found themselves trapped within the various sub-genres of horror. Seth gives tips to the potential […]

Book Review of The Inner City by Karen Heular

December 8, 2016

Published by ChiZine Publications in 2012 Genre: Fantasy Stars: 3.5   The Inner City by Karen Heular is a short story anthology covering an exploration into the odd and fantastic. It might be heard to pin down these tales and place them in any standard category. I had not read a Chi-Zine Publication for a […]