Browsing Archive: August, 2014

NEW REVIEW: Stephen King - Under The Dome (2009)

Posted by Chris Hall on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : New Review 
Took a little over a week, but I managed to churn my way through the entirety of Stephen King’s epic Sci-Fi drama ‘Under The Dome’ (2009).  And I have to say, a thoroughly entertaining read.  Very, very, very ‘Stephen King’ from start to finish.  But if you like his work, then you’ll love this novel (although if you like his novels then you’ll probably have already read it!).

Anyway, full DLS review of the novel now up…



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Back From Hols (Part Two)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, August 23, 2014,
Once again, apologies to all those who have sent messages and/or emails to DLS Reviews over the last week.  We’ve been away on holiday again, this time at Cirencester in the Cotswolds.  Not the best weather we’ve had – but at least it wasn’t raining all the time.

I went away with a mission to start and finish Stephen King’s novel ‘Under The Dome’ (2009).  It’s got a hefty page count on it (880 pages), so it was a challenge.  Sadly I failed, with a good 250+ pages to go.

So no im...
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NEW EXCLUSIVE STORY: Adrian Chamberlin - Triskelions (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : New Exclusive Story 
I am incredibly proud and honoured to announce that the first story to be offered exclusively through DLS Reviews has been uploaded and is available to read right now.  The story is by British author Adrian Chamberlin, an incredibly talented and criminally underrated author who offers up his short story ‘Triskelions’ (2014) which forms a very Lovecraftian forerunner to his forthcoming novel ‘Fairlight’.

Click on the below ‘Triskelion’ image to head over to read Chamberlin’s dark ...
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NEW REVIEW: Andy Remic - Vivisepulture (2011)

Posted by Chris Hall on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : New Review 

Another new review has been added to DLS Reviews.  It’s for an anthology that was edited by Andy Remic and Wayne Simmons entitled ‘Vivisepulture’ (2011).  The brief behind the book was to offer up a collection of weird stories with the primary drive of presenting twisted deviations of normality.

And I have to say - mission well and truly accomplished.

It’s an interesting mix of some mighty strange tales, with some darn good names in there to draw in the punters (Guy N Smith, Wayne S...


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NEW REVIEW: Wayne Simmons - Flu (2010)

Posted by Chris Hall on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, In : New Review 
After reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Wayne Simmons’ recent novella ‘The Girl In The Basement’ (2014), I was inspired to check out some more of his work.  So I duly picked up his zombie apocalypse novel ‘Flu’ (2010).  After all – I’m somewhat partial to a good yarn involving our favourite undead friends.

It turned out to be an absolutely cracking read.  Definitely recommended – even if you’re getting a little tired of the zombie premise now.  Simmons has his own take on the...
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DLS Reviews now has a Facebook profile...

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, August 9, 2014,

Finally took the plunge and created a Facebook page for DLS Reviews.  I’m about an hour in and I’m already hating it.  No doubt I’ll get used to it in due course though.

At the moment my page looks ugly as sin.  Got a lot to learn about this social media lark.

This may take some time…


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NEW REVIEW: Wayne Simmons - The Girl In The Basement (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Friday, August 8, 2014, In : New Review 
If you read the recent interview with British author David Moody that appeared on DLS Reviews a few days back, then you will already be aware that Moody’s publishing arm ‘Infected Books’ has recently released its first tale that’s not one of the author’s own titles.

The publication is an ebook-only novella entitled ‘The Girl In The Basement’ (2014) by British author Wayne Simmons.  I’m somewhat new to Simmons’ work, so I was particularly keen to give the book a go.  And am I ...
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NEW REVIEW: Guy N Smith - The Truckers: No. 1 - The Black Knights (1977)

Posted by Chris Hall on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : New Review 
Another novel I really should have gotten around to reading earlier.  Pulp horror master, Guy N Smith’s early gritty-thriller novel ‘The Truckers: No. 1 – The Black Knights’ (1977) is the next addition to DLS Reviews.

It’s suitably pulpy.  Plenty of violence and debauchery.  Just what you’d expect from a Guy N Smith novel.  Love it!



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NEW REVIEW: Ian Woodhead - The Unwashed Dead (2011)

Posted by Chris Hall on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, In : New Review 
Another day, another review!  Today’s addition to DLS Reviews is of British indie author, Ian Woodhead’s, early novel ‘The Unwashed Dead’ (2011).  To be honest it’s about time I got around to reading some more of this author’s work.  Thoroughly nice fella.  And from the little I’ve read of his work thus far (which has admittedly just been two of his early novels), I can see there’s absolutely bucket loads of potential in what he’s offering up.  Although I have to say that th...
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NEW INTERVIEW: David Moody - July 2014

Posted by Chris Hall on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : New Interview 
I am over the moon to be able to announce that the first interview on DLS Reviews is now published and it’s with none other than internationally renowned post-apocalyptic author David Moody.  As you’ve probably guessed from the various reviews that are on this site, I’m quite a fan of his work.  So I take an enormous amount of pleasure in having David as the first interview victim for DLS Reviews.

Click on the image below to have a read of David Moody had to say…



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NEW REVIEW: James Axler - Deathlands 17: Fury's Pilgrims (1993)

Posted by Chris Hall on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : New Review 
As per yesterday’s blog post, a review for the seventeenth Deathlands instalment entitled ‘Deathlands 017: Fury’s Pilgrims’ (1993) has now been added to DLS Reviews.

If you’ve not yet encountered the Deathlands series, but you enjoy a good post-apocalyptic yarn (particularly Mad Max style tales) then you really should check out these books.  Running for well over 100 instalments – it’s a series you can get well and truly immersed in.

Anyway, instalment number seventeen now on DLS ...
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Back From Hols & NEW REVIEW: Nnedi Okorafor - Lagoon (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, August 2, 2014, In : New Review 

Apologies for the lack of updates and quietness on the email front for those who have tried to contact me over the last week.  We’ve been away on hols at Killigarth, down in Cornwall, for the last seven days.  Cracking weather, excellent food, superb real ales and just a nice break from it all with the family.


Whilst I was away I polished off two books.  The first, being ‘Lagoon’ (2014) by Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor.  I’ve noticed that some people have been raving...


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