February 28, 2016

In October Weeks' novel, “The Damned,” we have the traditional plot of a vampire hunter on the trail of a vampire.  Actually, our heroine, Tuck Houston, is a vampire slayer, complete with supernatural, vampire-fighting abilities of her own.  She has super-strength, she...

February 22, 2016

“THE BLAIRFIELD CALLER”

by Melvin Rivers, 2015

 

Stan Jones, a talk show host of a paranormal radio show, has a dark secret.  And someone wanting the truth to come out is willing to turn to the paranormal for revenge.  What follows is a classic vampire story: a vampire ap...

February 18, 2016

“HOUSE OF LEAVES”

by Mark Z. Danielewski, 2000

 

Danielewski's debut novel is an actual book that does what the fictional Necronomicon of HP Lovecraft or Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow purport to do: it invokes madness.  Simply flipping through House of Leaves mig...

February 16, 2016

“WOLF LAND”

by Jonathan Janz

 

From the first line, this book grabs your attention and never lets go.  Janz has a good eye for characteristics, recognizing the things most of us really think while we’re presenting something else to the world.  The flashback to Mike’s un-c...

February 1, 2016

“FIVE MOONS: RESURRECTION”

by Bill Parker (2016)

 

The book begins with a dry and lengthy history of something called the Union Fleet and something called the Syndicate.  I love history, but it's not as if I can look up any of this up on Wikipedia.  And it would read bett...

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