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Book Review: Tower Hill – Author Sarah Pinborough

TOWER HILL Written by Sarah Pinborough Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 320 pages Price: $7.99 Dorchester Publishing’s horror imprint Leisure Books are actively supporting British horror writers like Sarah Pinborough and Tim Lebbon and that’s gotta be a good thing; spreading the word of international horror to mass-market English-speaking audience. Well, not to put a …

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Book Review: Audition – Author Ryu Murakami

AUDITION (HARD COVER) Written by Ryu Murakami Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 208 pages Price: $6.00 ‘His first reaction on realising she was going to murder him was not, strangely enough, terror but the sort of feelingn of closure one gets upon finally solving a puzzle.’ Audition? That’s that infamous cult film from Japanese director …

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Book Review: Black Butterflies – Author Kurt Newton

BLACK BUTTERFLIES Written by Kurt Newton Published by Sideshow Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 60 pages Price: $12.00 I’ll admit this before I get going … I’m a bit of a Kurt Newton fan boy. I published his truly gut-wrenching mind-altering short story “Butter Red and Diamond Eyes” in my (now defunkt) online venue Horror Quarterly …

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Book Review: Real World – Author Natsuo Kirino

REAL WORLD Written by Natsuo Kirino , Philip Gabriel (Translator) Published by Knopf Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 224 pages Price: $23.95 You may never have heard of thriller writer Natsuo Kirino – she’s written about twenty novels in her native language and has won just about every Japanese literary award going. Any new English translation from the author …

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