Category Archives: horror

Review of “Darkest Hours” by Mike Thorn

It might be odd to call a collection of horror/noir short stories “beautiful,” but that is the impression I’m left with.  These are incredibly well-crafted, well-written stories from an author I quickly grew to respect.  Thorn’s mastery of prose is … Continue reading

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Review of “The Sea Was a Fair Master” by Calvin Demmer

This author never disappoints in coming up with unique, impressively well-written shorts.  This collection of 23 stories has a little bit of everything – from crime to love to androids to the worst English class imaginable.  There’s a great balance … Continue reading

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Review of “Hardened Hearts”

I finished this collection the day after Valentine’s Day, which was kind of perfect.  These are not your typical love stories, although “love” is the general theme connecting them.  I was very impressed with each writer, and I didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Review of “Tongues” by Sam Joyce

At the start of this book I couldn’t tell exactly where it was going, and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it (based purely on another book’s similar premise where I ended up hating that story entirely). However, THIS … Continue reading

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Review of “Hungry Ghosts” & “Labor Day Hunt” by Calvin Demmer

  First of all, I found the cover intriguing. Secondly, short stories can be tricky.  You want enough detail to set the scene but not so much detail that you can’t get to the meat of the story.  It’s hard, … Continue reading

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