NEW REVIEW: John Ajvide Lindqvist - I Am Behind You (2014)

November 12, 2017
John Ajvide Lindqvist has been hailed the Swedish Stephen King by readers and critics alike.  And there’s definitely some truth in that statement.  In his novel ‘I Am Behind You’ (2014) which has recently been translated into English, we see Lindqvist taking on an ‘Under The Dome’ (2009) meets ‘Lost’ (2004 – 2010) style of mysterious sci-fi horror.

The book is the first instalment in the author’s ‘First, Second and Last Place’ trilogy.  And it’s creepy as hell…

 

NEW REVIEW: Lydian Faust - Forest Underground (2017)

November 3, 2017
Next up on DLS Reviews we have a dark and decidedly twisted offering from US author Lydian Faust.  For her debut novella ‘Forest Underground’ (2017), Faust takes us down some damn creepy pathways, with madness and murder as your only companion along the way…

Trust me, this ‘aint no fairy-tale.


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NEW REVIEW: J.R. Park - Mad Dog (2017)

October 28, 2017
It was only a matter of time before Park pulled a perfect score out of the bag over at DLS Reviews.  His work has been consistently high scoring, showing a versatility and diversity that’s pretty much unparalleled.  But with ‘Mad Dog’ (2017) Park’s really tapped into something special.  A raw and urgent horror that comes gnashing its teeth at you from all angles.  This is Park at the top of his game.  At the absolute best we’ve seen him at.  You need this book...

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NEW REVIEW: Kit Power - Breaking Point (2016)

October 25, 2017
It’s probably the accountant in me, but one thing that I love about DLS Reviews is the completist documenting and cataloguing of publications.

The stories from Kit Power’s ‘Lifeline Trilogy’ had already been individually reviewed on DLS Reviews through their previous ebook-only incarnations (now no longer available).  However, with the Sinister Horror Company having re-released the three stories, together with the short story ‘Genesis’ (that formed the prequel to ‘Godbomb!’) in...
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NEW REVIEW: Daniel Kehlmann - You Should Have Left (2017)

October 22, 2017
Next up DLS Reviews provides a full dissection of German author Daniel Kehlmann’s novella ‘You Should Have Left’ (2017).  It’s an emotionally-charged tale juggling ideas of distorted dimensions and slipping sanity.  Not the most joyful of reads.  But nevertheless pretty darn thought-provoking…


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NEW REVIEW: Jack Bantry - The Lucky Ones Died First (2017)

October 21, 2017
I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get sick of blood-drenched pulp horror.  You know the stuff, where some maniac, or beast, or ungodly threat or other, goes on a rampage, slaughtering everyone that stumbles into its pathway of destruction.

The seventies and eighties churned these pulp horror treats out at a ferocious pace.  Sadly, these days, such over-the-top titles are few and far between.  But every now and again, an author brave the backlash from literary snobs and will fling one out to...

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NEW REVIEW: Wrath James White & Matt Shaw - Boys' Night (2017)

October 20, 2017
When authors Wrath James White and Matt Shaw join forces, you know you’re going to be in for one hellishly brutal ride.  And that’s exactly what you get with their novella ‘Boys’ Night’ (2017).  It’s a fast-paced and utterly uncompromising read that flips a blood-splattered middle finger to all those misogynistic pricks out there. 

Trust me, this one’s not for the squeamish…



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NEW REVIEW: William Holloway - Song Of The Death God (2017)

October 17, 2017
Back in 2012 US author William Holloway released his soul-corruptingly dark cosmic horror novel ‘The Immortal Body’ (2012).  The book formed the first instalment in his ‘Singularity Cycle’ series.

Now we have the second instalment.  A complex and blood-chillingly twisted prequel entitled ‘Song Of The Death God’ (2017) which shows us how the Necromancer Liche came to be.

If you take pleasure from immersing yourself in cold, corruptive, Lovecraftian horror that smothers you as you des...
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NEW REVIEW: Grady Hendrix - Paperbacks From Hell (2017)

September 10, 2017
What can I say?  Grady Hendrix’s expose on the twisted history of ‘70s and ‘80s horror fiction – ‘Paperbacks From Hell’ (2017) – is everything I hoped it would be.  It documents the history of pulp horror paperbacks over that glorious two decade period, where you couldn’t move for cow-sized killer crabs and mutant brain-eating babies.  And this wondrous history of horror is told in such an enthusiastic and entertaining way, by a man who clearly knows his game.

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NEW REVIEW: Guy N Smith - Crabs Omnibus (2015)

September 1, 2017
On the cusp of this year’s Annual Guy N Smith Fan Convention, what better time to dissect the Godfather of Pulp Horror’s ‘Crabs Omnibus’ (2015) short story collection?!  Two brand new stories and five classic Killer Crab stories.  This is essential pulp horror reading boys and girls…


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