The Road

by Cormac McCarthy Are you okay? he said. The boy nodded. Then they set out along the blacktop in the gun-metal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other’s world entire. Any review of this book should start with a long, slow whistle. One whose tone crawls down to the low frequencies, realizes it’s trapped... Continue Reading →

The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck

by Alexander Laing The best way to make life bearable, in such a case, certainly would be to withdraw into the imagination and to notice nothing outside. Here is the extraordinary murder mystery as narrated by a witness to most of the true events, with the names of the characters, the school, and even the... Continue Reading →

Sharp Practice

by John Farris “In thirty years of study I’ve come to accept the fact that history is neither instructive nor predictive.” A cereal murderer is on the hunt, slicing attractive young girls in a timetable roughly coinciding with the full moon. As we’re getting to know our cast of characters, mostly higher class elites, we... Continue Reading →

The Elementals

by Michael McDowell In the waves one could hear anything: the siren’s call or the scraping tread of the dead on the sand. Luker and his 13-year-old daughter India are called away from New York to Luker’s home town in Alabama for a funeral. The family decides to spend some time in the secluded beach... Continue Reading →

Queen of Blood

by Charles Nuetzel What looked like a history-making meeting is turning into a nightmare. A signal from outer space has recently been discovered, and soon after evidence of an alien ship landing on Mars follows. An expedition is launched to recover what is thought to be an alien spacecraft and rescue any survivors. The already... Continue Reading →

The Slime Beast (Vintage Horrors #3)

by Guy N. Smith Safety here. Death there. No warning. This review’s going to be written in the first person because it’s got to be crystal clear, all the way through, that these are my own opinions on this extreme version of camp horror and that there must be many people out there who enjoy this... Continue Reading →

The Trial

by Franz Kafka "It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves." Joseph K. is accused of a crime and arrested, though he is unable to find out what he has been accused of due to obfuscating rules and an encumbered legal system. His trial unfolds over the course... Continue Reading →


by Stephen King, Joe Hill A father, his headstrong son, his old war buddy from Vietnam and seven other road brothers of The Tribe (Live on the Road, Die on the Road) get mixed up in a deal that goes bad. Very bad. While discussing the matter in a restaurant parking lot they become aware... Continue Reading →

I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream

by Harlan Ellison “All hope is gone. There is no return save by miracles, and there are no more miracles for the common among common men.” This book occupies a special place, being the only of its kind, in that it sits nearly unbeaten at the top of the ‘Rated Collections’ pile without a single... Continue Reading →

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