Browsing Archive: March, 2015

NEW REVIEW: Clive Barker - The Scarlet Gospels (2015)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, March 28, 2015, In : New Review 
Over the last week I’ve not only been busier than a two-dollar whore on nickel night (as the delightful expression goes) but I’ve also been lucky enough to churn my way through an advance reader’s copy of Clive Barker’s latest offering – ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ (2015).

To say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the gets my hands on this novel (like so many others have) is an understatement.  The announcement of its eventual release was one of the most exciting things I heard last year.  I...
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NEW INTERVIEW: Guy N Smith - March 2015

Posted by Chris Hall on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : New Interview 
I’m over the moon to announce that the second interview to appear on DLS Reviews is now up on the website, and it’s with the incredibly prolific godfather of pulp horror himself – Guy N Smith.

Guy is one of the friendliest and most approachable individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.  Over the last five years or so, I’m fortunate enough to have been able to start calling Guy a friend.  Although I still see him as one of my heroes, Guy’s annual fan convention has allowed me ...
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NEW REVIEW: Graham Masterton - Drought (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : New Review 
Next up for DLS Reviews if Graham Masterton’s latest offering – the ecological disaster thriller ‘Drought’ (2014).  Expect plenty of gritty, hard-boiled action along with intense scenes of violence and social unrest.  Basically, it’s just a damn fine read from start to finish.  Enough said!



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NEW REVIEW: John Llewellyn Probert - The Hammer Of Dr. Valentine (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : New Review 
Another day…another review.  This time it’s for the follow-up novella to John Llewellyn Probert’s first ‘Dr. Valentine’ story.  Entitled ‘The Hammer Of Dr. Valentine’ (2014), the story is set two years after the murderous antics from within ‘The Nine Deaths Of Dr. Valentine’ (2012).  However, this time Valentine's after the journalists who spouted rubbish about him in their gossip-filled headlines.

The utterly elaborate murders are just as gruesome and just as outrageously ov...
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NEW REVIEW: John Llewellyn Probert - The Nine Deaths Of Dr. Valentine (2012)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : New Review 
Second review of the day.  This one’s for John Llewellyn Probert’s spectacularly entertaining Hammer Horror inspired romp ‘The Nine Deaths Of Dr. Valentine’ (2012).  Talk about pure, unadulterated pulp horror entertainment.  I don’t think I’ve read anything with such a huge grin plastered across my face since Pierce Nace’s ‘Eat Them Alive’ (1977).  This is just such fun.

And what’s more – it’s the first instalment in a proposed trilogy.  Life is sweet!


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NEW REVIEW: Ray Cluley - Within The Wind, Beneath The Snow (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : New Review 
Well, it’s been a busy week with the family.  The twins turned five on Thursday, which has meant a very enjoyable week of celebrations and time spent with those closest to me.

However, amongst the veritable carnage of the birthday celebrations, I have managed to churn through a couple of very enjoyable novella’s from Spectral Press.  The first of these to be reviewed and up on DLS is Ray Cluley’s ‘Within The Wind, Beneath The Snow’ (2014).

A wonderfully written story bursting with hau...
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NEW REVIEW: Kit Power - Lifeline (2014)

Posted by Chris Hall on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : New Review 
Fancy something decidedly grim to clog up your sense of decency?  Well stuff your moral compass away in your sock drawer for a short while and give yourself a torture-porn injection with Kit Power’s utterly brutal novella ‘Lifeline’ (2014).

Eli Roth eat your frigging heart out...



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NEW REVIEW: Tim Dry - Ricochet (2015)

Posted by Chris Hall on Sunday, March 1, 2015, In : New Review 
Oh sweet Jesus can Tim Dry weave some beautifully imaginative and wonderfully entertaining tales.  If you like to immerse yourself in originality and intrinsically-crafted literature, then you’ll want to venture into the mind-boggling turf that is Dry’s latest offering – ‘Ricochet’ (2015).

Like a hallucinogenic slideshow across space and time, venturing out into the strange and the chaotic; it’s a thought-provoking exploration and abstract mishmash that somehow comes together with ...
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