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November 22nd, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
Category: Book Reviews
November 13th, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
Category: Book Reviews
Of the last four books Iâ€™ve reviewed, three have been about zombies in some way. Itâ€™s a craze that has lead to mountains of great literature and doesnâ€™t look to be letting up any time soon. Unfortunately, this also means that itâ€™s becoming increasingly difficult to write fresh zombie material when there are already hundreds of other authors doing the same. Rather than picking up a promising … Continue reading
Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies.
Journalstone … Continue reading
Nightmare of the Dead is a riveting tale surrounding Neasa, a gun-toting, hard edged, outlas who has lost her memory. Vicenzo Bilof does a superb job of making you feel Neasaâ€™s desperation and courage in a world that has become foreign to her. This is both a horror and psychological thriller that readers will find hard to put down.
You, the reader, are willingly led into a beautiful landscape wrapped in a nightmare. The … Continue reading
I think we all can relate to a time when we felt like a ghost in our lives. When we are going through the daily motions without any real feeling of purpose. A â€śrutâ€ť so to speak. Anyone who can or is going through something of this nature would very likely be able to relate to Franklin Brophy, the main character of the novel â€śSliverâ€ť by author Josh Voyles.
That was one of the … Continue reading
The Wills family has a new lease on life. Having sustained certain trauma and tragedy that would surely devour most people they move from the scene of their terror into a cozy, rustic rural home. Father Shane with 13 year old daughter Ella and 6 year old Matthew struggle with pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after wife and mother Kari attempts to murder the children, turn … Continue reading
Poisonous, the latest novella by Tommy B. Smith is a rarity of its format.Â Where Iâ€™d always believed novellas should have an economy of storytelling, and a propulsive quality to the writing, making the story readable in one or two sittings â€“ think of the collection Different Seasons, by Stephen King, and how easily digestible it is â€“ Mr. Smith has turned my expectations on its head.Â Instead of a crafting a quick, dirty … Continue reading
This beautiful hard cover release is actually the first I’ve seen of the “head press” magazine article releases. It’s binding and full color printing is a “must see” that captures all the elements of what a cooly designed and written book “should” be. This edition “Headpress 2.6” is noted as being split into 2 parts, so to speak. The first half to the book covers several articles and research into the “Grand Guignol” (and … Continue reading
With the world of gaming being such an important factor these days and many core audience crossovers, it’s easy to forget about some of the essentials that go into their creations. This is why a book like “The Art of Assassins Creed” is such a marvel to view with its elaborate, detailed, and (frankly) beautiful illustrations paving the way for its more intricate programming aspects.
“The Art of Assassins Creed III” is an art … Continue reading
With the current zombie craze in full swing, itâ€™s inevitable that someone other than novelists would soon start taking advantage, and what Eric Hahn did was nothing short of genius. For the last five years, he has held an annual Zombie Walk in Omaha, a highly coordinated, highly entertaining event that keeps getting bigger and better each year.
What started … Continue reading
I know there are a lot of zombie books out there these days, and maybe you think the authors have run out of different ways to write about them. I really like zombie stories, but I will admit a lot of them have similar plots.
Then I read Brian Pinkertonâ€™s How I Started the Apocalypse, and was pleasantly surprised. This is a zombie tale told from the zombieâ€™s point-of-view. But this isnâ€™t a regular … Continue reading
“The Art of the X-files” book was one of the more abstract offerings to come out of the franchise. As rather than “just” pieces from the TV show, it focused on the inspirations created out of the TV show. The book is unique in that presents art creations, photography and collage-like digital sources that pay homage to this great TV series. While there is plenty of images featuring Scully, Mulder, the smoking man, and … Continue reading
Alien has to be one of the most merchandised genre movies. From books to toys to video games, the sci-fi classic has been spun off into countless forms. Its profitability is no surprise; I’m not alone in considering it among the greatest films of all time. Shortly after the movie’s release in 1979, the story was adapted into comic form under the name Alien: The Illustrated Story. After being out of print since the … Continue reading
Boyâ€™s Life follows the adventures told through the eyes Cory Mackenson in the small town of Zephyr, Alabama in the 1960â€™s. His portrayal of adolescence focuses not so much on the loss of innocence but the loss of magical imagination and the inevitable of growing old.
Robert McCammonâ€™s Boyâ€™s Life is a brilliant expose of first person persona from twelve year old Cory … Continue reading
And a nation of zombies. It turns out the Zombie Apocalypse was caused by the Robot Apocalypse, and a high-tech mountain stronghold of besieged survivors fights a losing war against a planet-spanning, robotic intelligence with a ruthless agenda leaving no room for human civilization. Zombie-hunters overwhelmed … Continue reading
When Jack a Los Angeles police officer is injured in the line of duty despair falls upon the McGarvey family. While temporarily paralyzed there is little wife Heather and son Toby have to hold onto aside from hope and faith. Salvation is unveiled in the darkest hour in the form of a mysterious inheritance. The McGarvey family is the sole beneficiary of a Montana … Continue reading
“Heavenly Hugs” is a new book created by author Carla Will-Brandon, pdD who has dedicated her time to researching close to 2000 cases of the dying and passing. Carla begins her journey with a few of her own … Continue reading
Aleron is book one of the Strigoi series by Kane.Â Itâ€™s thoroughly enjoyable and is a must read for any reader who loves the vampire genre.Â The book takes the reader on a sensual and historical journey into the world of the undead.Â The story is very well told and immediately pulls you into the journey of Aleron and his quest for the unknown.
The journey begins when … Continue reading
It’s Christmastime in the city, but all is not merry. Something is happening in Apartment Seven. Something evil.
Charlie Cerrone thought he had it allâ€”a loving marriage, a good job, a nice home and financial securityâ€”until the night his wife betrayed him and his entire world came crashing down.
Angry and confused, Charlie … Continue reading
Written Author Emma Westwood
Published Author Pocket Essentials
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 160pages
Another engaging release from the pocket film books over at “Pocket Essentials”. Monster Movies by Emma Westwood is a short and sweet overview of a whole lotta monster based films. An obvious fan of the genre, Emma has compiled a sort of collective effort … Continue reading
Forbidden Science is a dangerous book. And by dangerous I mean that in a sense of awakening. Too many times we get caught up in the fantastic only to have it squashed under reasons and scientific drabble. Though … Continue reading
Written by Marcus Hearn
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 160 pages (Hardcover)
I think my review could easily be summed up into 1 word…Wow! This latest gem from Titan Books is no door stop, Hammer Glamour is a beautiful edition in hard cover, full color and vibrant quality pages that deserves a collector location the minute its purchased. One … Continue reading