Touching the Flame, by Paul Kane

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Rainfall Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Among the blurbs of praise on the book’s back cover you will find this one by David Langford (quoted from SFX magazine), “Kane is best when taking risks with …

The Void, by Teri A. Jacobs

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” …

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 …

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 …

Madonna of the Dark, by Elaine Moore

Genre: Horror Publisher: Authorlink Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Now before you get the wrong idea, this is not a book detailing what a certain pop superstar gets up to at night-time. No, as the front cover so emphatically proclaims, this …

Magic Terror: 7 Tales, by Peter Straub

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Welcome to Peter Straub’s first collection of stories since his acclaimed Houses Without Doors, released no doubt to capitalize on the success of his recent novel Mr X. Straub is …

Mr X, by Peter Straub

Genre: Horror Publisher: Random House Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes a book to prove you completely wrong. In fact, not only have you not seen it all, you’ve only just begun …

Similar Monsters, by Steve Savile

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Wildside Press Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? It seems incredible, I know, but this is the very first multi-collection of stories from the pen of editor and dark fantasist Steve Savile, even though he has been writing …

The Haunting Of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Regardless of the quality of Jan (Speed) De Bont’s big-budget interpretation — a film I have not yet seen and probably never will — the hype surrounding The Haunting last year did …