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Book Review: Fungus of the Heart – Author Jeremy C. Shipp

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FUNGUS OF THE HEART Jeremy C. Shipp’s new collection of bizarro short stories Fungus of the Heart contains elements of horror, crime noir, and quite often dark fantasy. Mr. Shipp has a very distinguishable style even amongst the growing number of authors writing bizarro fiction. He manages to be descriptive and concise at the same time all while spinning quick moving and engrossing stories. Fungus of the Heart is not near as dark or horror … Continue reading

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Book Review: Valley of the Dead – Author Kim Paffenroth

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VALLEY OF THE DEAD Author Kim Paffenroth Published by: Permuted Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 258 pages Price: $14.95 The Divine Comedy by Italian poet Dante Alighieri is, arguably, one of the most studied and celebrated poems of all time. Religious scholars have spent centuries analyzing it for its theological content. Students of literature have sung praises for its prose for just long. On a personal level, Inferno (the volume of The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Skull Ring – Author Scott Nicholson

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Written by Scott Nicholson Published by: Ghostwriter Publications/Haunted Computer Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 328 pages Price: $14.95 If you like your reading material dark with atmosphere as thick as Appalachian forests and with as many twists and tilts as Appalachian mountain roads then I recommend the Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson. The Skull Ring is horror/thriller of fine caliber that does a great job of blurring the lines between reality … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eden: Crusade – Author Tony Monchinski

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Eden: Crusade is the follow up to Tony Monchinski’s first popular Eden novel. It features several important and well known characters (big bad Bear, pregnant Julie, feisty Gwen, movie-loving Mickey, and the once proud and strong Buddy) from the first installment as well as the same flesh hungry hordes of ravenous undead. Like the first it is told in a jumbled up sequence that seems a little disorienting until the entire story unravels. The first … Continue reading

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Book Review: Among the Living – Author Timothy W. Long

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AMONG THE LIVING Written by Timothy W. Long Published by Library of the Living Dead Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 252 Pages Price: $14.95 Among The Living, brought to you from the zombified staff at Library of the Living Dead Press, is the debut novel from Timothy W. Long. Mr. Long lives in Seattle and he uses his town as the setting for the zombie mayhem in Among the Living. Most of the main … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven Twenty Three – Author Jason S. Hornsby

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I read a wide variety of independent fiction. I’m addicted to it. I have stacks and stacks of independent horror, zombie, and bizarro books that could really cause physical harm if they tip over. These books entertain me, they entrance me, they inspire me, and they are my escape. There is one thing that none of them have done yet though. As someone who reads dark and writes even darker, I don’t scare easy. All … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombies and Power Tools – Author Alan Spencer

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ZOMBIE AND POWER TOOLS I sit now, typing this review with smug satisfaction curling my lips into a smile. I’ve just finished reading Alan Spencer’s gore streaked zombie novel, Zombies and Power Tools, and I gotta say I’m impressed with his take on the walking dead. Mr. Spencer introduces us to a quiet little town and many of its inhabitants before cheerfully slaughtering damn near everyone. And did I mention the gore? Okay, we’ll get … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into the Dark – Author Patrick D’Orazio

INTO THE DARK By Patrick D’Orazio Into the Dark is Book 2 in author Patrick D’Orazio’s Dark trilogy. It picks up exactly were the terrific first installment ends on a cliff hanger note asserting itself as a worthy sequel right away. The main character, Jeff Blaine, and his small rag tag band of survivors (including a woman from Jeff’s former suburban neighborhood, a man driven by the need to return to his family his hasn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Epidemic Victus Cadaver – A Journal – Author Nicholas Berry

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EPIDEMIC VICTUS CADAVER: A JOURNAL Written by Nicholas Berry Published by Lulu.com Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 154 pages Price: $10.50 Zombie stories are everywhere you look now days. Seriously, to the point that the relatively new genre of “Zombie Fiction” is all ready developing it’s own sub-genres. One of the most popular types of zombie stories right now is the blog/diary format. As with any sub-genre there are both fans and detractors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drummer Boy – Author Scott Nicholson

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DRUMMER BOY Written by Scott Nicholson Published by: CreateSpace Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 360 pages Price: $13.95 Drummer Boy, by Scott Nicholson, is a supernatural novel set deep in the North Carolina Mountains. The town of Titusville readies for the annual reenactment of the area’s most famous Civil War battle; Stoneman’s Raid. During the actual battle, years before, a rag tag band of deserters from both the North and the South (Kirk’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire – A Zombie Novel – Author David Dunwoody

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EMPIRE: A ZOMBIE NOVEL Written by David Dunwoody Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: 2008 Format: B&W – 296 pages Price: $14.95 For as long as humans have been living we have been dying. If prostitution is called the “original sin” then I make the argument that the undead (in all it’s terrifying forms, from stumbling biting zombies to elegant biting vampires) should be called the “original horror”. Even now with the help of the … Continue reading

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Book Revew: Comes the Dark – Author Patrick D’Orazio

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COMES THE DARK By Patrick D’Orazio Comes the Dark is the first novel in a planned trilogy from talented zombie author Patrick D’Orazio. Fans of zombie and horror may recognize Mr. D’Oraizio’s unique last name from one of the many critically acclaimed stories he has placed in independent anthologies over the course of the past two years. In that time he has had stories from zombie, horror, bizarro, and even erotica genres all find publication. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Season of Rot – Author Eric S. Brown

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SEASON OF ROT Written by Eric S. Brown Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 262 pages Price: $14.95 I have always considered myself a thorough person; when I receive a book to review I always read it twice before sitting down at my computer to write the review for it. Well, I’m on my fifth reading of Season of Rot and I had to tell myself (quite sternly) to “sit down … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Estuary – Author Derek Gunn

THE ESTUARY Written by Derek Gunn Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 280 pages Price: $14.95 Dublin, Irelands’ Derek Gunn is best known for his Vampire Apocalypse novels of which the third will be released in October. I myself am more a fan of stumbling biting zombies rather than vampires, so I was very excited to see how his first zombie novel would turn out. From the first page of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Resurrectionist – Author Wrath James White

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THE RESURRECTIONIST Author Wrath James White Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 324 pages Price: $7.99 When I found out that Wrath James White was coming out with another book, I knew I had to pick this one up and give it a read. Having read Succulent Prey, I became a fan of Wrath’s writing. He is considered to be the most sick, twisted and depraved writer whose work I’ve had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unabridged, Unabashed and Undead – Author Eric S. Brown

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UNABRIDGED, UNABASHED AND UNDEAD Written by Eric S. Brown Published by Library of the Living Dead Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 240 Pages Price: $14.95 Since I have begun reviewing books for this killer horrornews.net monster I have been exposed to all kinds of killer authors and their wonderfully brutal stories. As I am human I picked my favorites from the stumbling and moaning masses and found more of their works. A great … Continue reading

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