Damned if You Do, by Gordon Houghton

Genre: Horror Publisher: Picador Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Louis Maistros Have you read this book? Originally released in England under the more fitting title, “The Apprentice”, Gordon Houghton’s fine new novel appears to have fallen victim to the overzealous marketing strategies of us pesky Americans. The new …

Struwwelpeter, by Heinrich Hoffmann

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Dover Publications Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Louis Maistros Have you read this book? Being a kid in late the nineteenth century must have been a nerve-wracking business. Not only did tots have to deal with the unabridged version of the Brothers Grimm (believe …

The Museum of Horrors, edited by Dennis Etchison

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? This is the first HWA anthology to hit the stores as a hardcover and not as a limited edition, and for this Leisure Books deserves the credit. Spreading …

Spirit Of Independence, by Keith Rommel

Genre: Horror Publisher: Barclay Books Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? [RATINGS] Here we have a novel by a publisher that’s causing quite a stir in the horror world via its Spectral Visions imprint. There are quite a few titles to check …

Dirty Boots, by Mike E. Purfield

Genre: Horror Publisher: iUniverse Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Dirty Boots is a difficult book to quantify. Is it a road story? Is it horror? Is it science fiction? Is it a teen angst novel? Is it a serial killer thriller? …

Widow’s Walk, by Steve Beai

Genre: Horror Publisher: W M Books Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? It begins when the body of a child is found in the dense foliage at the back of a children’s playground — an area once known as Widow’s Walk. In …

Under The Skin, by Michel Faber

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Under the Skin is “a first novel that defies categorization” says the cover blurb, and you can’t argue with cover blurbs — well, you can, but they hardly ever answer …

X’d Out, by Eric Hermanson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: WigWam Publishing Company Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Meet X-84. He’s a human brain, transferred from body to body (termed ‘vehicles’ in the book) for the purpose of carrying out assassinations. He’s vying for the ‘A-List’, …

Come Out Tonight, by Richard Laymon

Genre: Horror Publisher: CD Publications Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? I’ve always thought that Richard Laymon books are a little like Chinese food. They look appetizing, you get plenty of tasty portions, they can sometimes make you feel a bit sick, …

Angel: Redemption, by Mel Odom

Genre: TV Series Tie-in Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Oh dear. Poor old Angel never seems to catch a break, does he? But then, that’s what you get for being a centuries old vampire out to atone for …

As the Sun Goes Down, by Tim Lebbon

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Night Shade Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? I don’t think there can be too many writers in the horror genre who work as hard as Tim Lebbon. This prolific author always seems to have a novel/novella …

American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis

Genre: Horror Publisher: Random House Published: 1991 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Now that the movie version of American Psycho has at last arrived, with the video out to rent in Britain, it seems like as good a time as any to go …

Star Wars: A New Hope, by George Lucas

Genre: Star Wars Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1995 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? After watching the latest Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones, for the second time, recently, I left the theater feeling wistful and wishing for the good old days. Suffice to …

Dark Crusade, by Karl Edward Wagner

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Warner Books Published: 1976 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? The 1970’s were a Satanic time. Following on the heels of the “love” generation, the “me” generation turned to hedonism, drugs, disco, strutting and, beneath the celebratory veneer, a cynicism …

Hearts in Atlantis, by Stephen King

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Have you read this book? In the bottom corner of the cover it states: “NEW FICTION,” so what is this book then– a collection of five connected stories or a (somewhat) experimental …

Dawn Thief, by James Barclay

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Aaron M. Renn Have you read this book? This is your basic swords and sorcery type adventure story, albeit one with a high attrition rate. The Raven are a mercenary outfit in the fantasy land of Balaia. …