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Book Review – XOM-B

Book Review – XOM-B

 

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“XOM-B”
By Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson’s “XOM-B” is a bit of a tough read, but well worth the effort.

Set towards the end of this century, “XOM-B” seems at first to be two separate stories mashed into one.  While the action is first-rate and well written, there is seemingly little prelude to begin with, even by zombie standards. But all is not as it seems.

Power through the rather confusing opening chapters and be rewarded with a well thought out narrative. This well planned novel will leave you shocked by the twists and turns, and reeling from the revelations.

This tale almost requires a second read-through, just to see what was missed the first time, A slow, subtle, relentless burn, the shift from “why am I reading this?” to “why can’t I put this down?” goes almost unnoticed.

Enter a world recovering, once again, from the effects of slavery. Having recently overthrown and eliminated “The Masters”, a new beginning is in store for the inhabitants of Earth. But just a few decades later, a new plague is sweeping the globe. Race against time to save civilization from the hordes infected with the XOM-B virus. And prepare for extinction…… Evolved.

Book Review: THE DEAD by Charlie Higson

Book Review: THE DEAD by Charlie Higson

  “THE DEAD” By Charlie Higson “THE DEAD”, the second installment in Charlie Higson’s “ENEMY SAGA” is set one year before the events of “THE ENEMY”. Just weeks after the onset of “the Disaster”, some adults have yet to succumb to the new disease.  Fighting to keep the children alive, while slowly turning into the… Continue Reading

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Book Review – The Enemy

Book Review – The Enemy

“THE ENEMY” By Charlie Higson Book One of “THE ENEMY” Series From the first page, “THE ENEMY” shoots out of the gate at a dead sprint and does not stop. Higson’s prose, fast pace, creativity and originality will keep you on the edge of your seat, yearning for the next page. We are thrust into… Continue Reading

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REVIEW – Russell J. Dorn’s Skeleton in the Closet (2016)

REVIEW – Russell J. Dorn’s Skeleton in the Closet (2016)

Russell J. Dorn, author of one of the stories featured in the upcoming issue of Grotesque Quarterly, previously wrote and adapted into audio book format, a middle-grade horror collection. Middle-grade, for those unaware of the term, refers to the age group between children and young adults. As such, 9-13 is a good guess as who… Continue Reading

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Review – It Stains the Sands Red (2017)

Review – It Stains the Sands Red (2017)

Making a zombie film in today’s admittedly over-saturated climate is no easy task. Getting an audience to believe that you’ve reinvented that wheel is an even bigger undertaking. The fact that Stains is able to breathe fresh life into the genre while delivering an emotionally impactful, thoughtful, and, at times heart-wrenching narrative is nothing short… Continue Reading

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Why it’s ok to think “Get Out” is a derivative shit sandwich…

Why it’s ok to think “Get Out” is a derivative shit sandwich…

While the love of certain horror films is often a no brainier to me there are others that leave me stupefied when embraced by the masses. Jordan Peale’s “ Get Out” falls squarely into the latter for me and although I don’t exactly hate it, it does little to support the genre that has so… Continue Reading

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Review – The Void (2016)

Review – The Void (2016)

There is a large and ever-growing trend in horror right now that involves not only paying homage to the horror movies of the 80s but trying to replicate them in almost every sense. The novelty is one that I welcomed. 80s horror is the driving force behind my obsession with and love for the genre.… Continue Reading

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Review – Don’t Kill It (2016)

Review – Don’t Kill It (2016)

Despite the novelty of Dolph Lundgren playing a demon hunter in the American south, the idea of Don’t Kill It initially wasn’t all that appealing to me. Let me then start off by saying, “don’t let the all too familiar photoshopped dvd cover art fool you, Don’t Kill It is not only a worthwhile find… Continue Reading

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Review – Don’t Knock Twice (2017)

Review – Don’t Knock Twice (2017)

A strange house on a piece of wasteland, a years old rumour of witchcraft and missing children. An ex junkie artist and her estranged daughter who’s boyfriend has disappeared in bizarre circumstances. A young mother who seems to know more than she’s letting on and a Police Detective who might not be all he appears…… Continue Reading

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