House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pantheon Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? This is not for you. Quite a bold statement for the beginning of a book by a virtually unknown author. But he’s right, this might not be for you. If you’re …

Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? It’s a well-known fact that William S. Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch (the title refers to a frozen moment when everyone sees what’s on the end of every fork) whilst he was still …

Timeline, by Michael Crichton

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Time travel has been a popular genre subject ever since Mark Twain sent his Yankee back to the Court of King Arthur in 1889. So perhaps it’s fitting that for his …

The Travelling Vampire Show, by Richard Laymon

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Another six months go by, and another hardback book appears on the shelves from Richard Laymon. Honestly, you can set your clocks by this writer, can’t you. Arguably America’s most …

Coldheart Canyon, by Clive Barker

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Clive Barker’s latest novel is something of a return to his roots. After so many years of meticulously charting fantastical worlds and their inhabitants, he once again returns to the …

Once, by James Herbert

Genre: Horror Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘Once…upon…a…death…’ For almost 30 years now James Herbert has been trying to scare us senseless. Ever since the publication of The Rats in the early 70s, he’s been at the …

1984, by George Orwell

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: NAL Published: 1949 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘The most powerful and terrifying novel I have read in years.’ — Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Undoubtedly for many of you this book will bring back bad memories. Of dreary English lessons, …

The Devil In Me, by Christopher Fowler

Genre: Horror Publisher: Serpent’s Tail Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘Ian McEwan used to mine a similar seam. Fowler does it better.’ – Arena ‘Ghoulishly irresistible.’ – The Times ‘The stories are just the right shade of black to have considerable …

SZMONHFU, by Hertzan Chimera

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Eraserhead Press Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Do not adjust your mind.On second thoughts, scratch that. Maybe you should. Eraserhead Press, known for their strange taste in fiction, have at long last taken on board a purveyor …