Browsing Archive: September, 2014

NEW REVIEW: Jim Fielder - Slow Death [aka The Chamber Of Horrors] (2003)

Posted by Chris Hall on Monday, September 29, 2014, In : New Review 
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a true crime book.  So I picked up a copy of Jim Fielder’s ‘Slow Death’ (2003) [aka ‘The Chamber Of Horrors] which details the sadistic crimes of David Parker Ray.

Trust me, this is one sick guy.  I’ve read my fair share of nasty true crime books over the years, but this book still managed to get under my skin.  If you’re not familiar with what Ray did – then trust me, you’re in a far nicer place.

A somewhat difficult read.  But if you...
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NEW REVIEW: William Holloway - Lucky’s Girl (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : New Review 
I admit that I’d not heard the name William Holloway before.  But having just read his latest offering, ‘Lucky’s Girl’ (2014) I will be making a concerted effort to read more of this man’s work.

What we have with ‘Lucky’s Girl’ (2014) is one hell of a nightmarish trip into a descending hell.  Stephen King meets John Prescott meets Douglas Clegg.  There’s other stuff in there too.

Put it this way, if you like your horror dark, twisted, messed-up and pumping with adrenal...


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NEW REVIEW: David Moody - The Deal (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, September 13, 2014, In : New Review 
Just a small addition to DLS Reviews this weekend, this time in the form of David Moody’s freebie ebook (available for free download to anyone who subscribes to his newsletter) entitled ‘The Deal’ (2014).

Moody’s veered away from his usual post-apocalyptic premise and instead offers up a grim and downright unsettling story with a sledgehammer-in-the-face twist ending.  My advice – subscribe to the newsletters, read the short, and then take a handful of showers afterwards to try to ge...
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NEW REVIEW: Shaun Hutson (aka Nick Blake) - Chainsaw Terror (1984)

Posted by Chris Hall on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, In : New Review 
I’ve wanted to read this novel for such a long time.  I finally got my hands on a copy a few months back.  Its cover alone is enough to make you dribble with anticipation at what is undoubtedly a splatterpunk masterpiece.  It’s as notorious as it is hard to find.  Written under the pseudonym of Nick Blake, Shaun Hutson’s infamous novel ‘Chainsaw Terror’ (1984) is one of those paperbacks that you just have to own if you’re a splatterpunk or pulp-horror fanatic.

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NEW REVIEW: David Moody - Isolation (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : New Review 
Wow, it’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Unfortunately not so much with DLS Reviews but more with work, home life, the family and of course this NATO Summit jazz going on in Cardiff (where I work).

Anyway, in-between and amongst the veritable maelstrom that is life in general, I managed to read, review and thoroughly enjoy author David Moody’s latest offering – ‘Isolation’ (2014).  It’s a post-apocalyptic novella, wrapped up with an additional four zombie apocalypse short stories ...
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