Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW “Verdure” by Gregg Zimmerman

I don’t even know how to start this review. I would say that “Verdure” is a “big” title, in all ways. For starters, Zimmerman’s prose is spotless and graceful. Perhaps at first, you can feel a bit dizzy due to the accurate and sensorial descriptions, but once you submerge in the scenario the author builds up for you, you see yourself surrounded and impregnated b...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW “These Walls Don’t Talk, They Scream” by Kevin Holton

Holton knows how to confuse your mind. He plays with a background of sadness that makes you lose perspective of what is right and what is wrong. A witness who, after all, hasn’t chosen its fate can only observe. And in observing, it decides… and condemns. Can you blame a cursed devil? Holton is a very intelligent mind, obviously, and it shines in his books (it’s not the first one...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW – “Shadowmancer” by Jeremy Mac

This book is a disturbing quick read. What starts looking like a simple teenager story ends up being an obscure tale electrifying the reader’s spine. I didn’t expect what I found in this title. Mac is very easy to read, so pleasurable, I can see why he gets so many good reviews. The entrails of the story are centred in that fine line separating power and danger. The way you would lose ...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW “Awakening” (Sequel of “Affinity’s Window”) by Douglas L. Wilson

This book is certainly the sequel of “Affinity’s Window” and for starters, I’ll say that if you thought it couldn’t get better, well, it does.The first page already made me clench my teeth (obviously I won’t tell you why). Wilson shows, this time, a wide skill for the police and crime material, making it the main wire in the plot, dragging the characters in a st...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW “Legacy” by Marc W. Johnson

If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be without a shadow of a doubt, “shuddering”. Johnson knows how to keep you awake. Playing with dialogues, he makes you jump from one scene to another without giving you the option to stop, because… you don’t want to stop. An amazing bloody plot which speeds up your mind page after page. You watch as the characters find t...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW – “Affinity’s Window” by Douglas L. Wilson

This is the first piece I’ve read by this author. I’m greatly surprised. Ghosts and demons, pure paranormal threads are my thing in horror. I love them, and Wilson takes those terrifying strings and twirls them together, in such a loving way that you lose conscience of what side you are on. He plays in two superimposed dimensions, jumping from one to another without making the reader f...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW “The Queen of Bones” by Gregg Zimmerman

I don’t know how to start talking about this book, because it provokes many different feelings, shadows. The excellent skills of Zimmerman to evoke deep emotions in the reader are present all the book long. You get completely absorbed by the story. You can feel the wet grass, the smell of the concrete, the warmth of the blood. Our protagonist, Sara, is… such a tireless, hopeless fighte...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW – “LOW” by Mike Duke. – Sin and guilt, the foundation of Hell.

Well, I had to take a couple days to write a review of this book, because it implies too many important concepts. The most important, in my opinion, is how this book DISTURBS you. But not in a regular way. Not in a bloody, gore way. Duke made a Black List of the most painful human feelings (guilt, regret, reproach, resentment, thirst for revenge) and turns the knife in each one of them to make you...[Read More]

BOOK REVIEW “Embrace the Darkness” by P.J. Blakey-Novis

This book is a collection of short stories. It’s the first piece I have read by this author and it has greatly surprised me. The stories are short but very disturbing, those spine-chilling kind of… each one in a very different way. Broken minds, impossible nightmares, surrealist situations and, what I liked best, fair and not so fair fates for the characters. Novis happily dances on to...[Read More]

THE VAMPIRE HENRY by Michael S. Walker – “Life is Short baby, so drink up…”

“Sick of vampires who glitter? Who run around in the sun, looking all hunky and moody? Then meet Henry Lovell – the Vampire Henry. Nothing glamorous about Henry. He’s a working-class stiff (no pun intended) and aspiring writer who just happens to drink blood to survive. He may or may not be immortal, but he knows one thing – Life is Short baby, so drink up… This then ...[Read More]