100 Jolts, by Michael A. Arnzen

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? There may not be a more appropriately named book to come out this year – – or any other, for that matter — than Michael Arnzen’s 100 JOLTS. …

EDEN, by Ken Wisman

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Authorhouse Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? I was quite eager to read Ken Wisman’s EDEN. After all, it’s not every day you come across a novel inspired by the author’s experiences while under the influence of a …

Fantasy Life, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? Fantasy Life begins with a young girl named Emily Buckingham setting out to visit her father. Now, Emily’s parents are recently divorced and she has not seen her daddy in …

Cold House, by T. M. Wright

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Catalyst Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? Here’s how Jack Ketchum begins his intro to T. M. Wright’s Cold House: “A woman and her dog, alone in an old, Cold House with many rooms, fearful of the …

Crisscross, by F. Paul Wilson

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Gauntlet Press Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? Repairman Jack is back in his eighth novel, this one entitled Crisscross, depicting his ongoing battle against the forces of the Otherness – – the great, cosmic power apparently bent …

Sleep Disorder, by Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Gauntlet Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? “A Jack Ketchum/Edward Lee collaboration.” A phrase sure to send a thrill of excitement down the spine of any avid fan of “extreme” horror literature. After all, these are two …

Kissing Carrion, by Gemma Files

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Prime Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? Let me open this review by saying that if you have a problem with first person narrative then you are probably not going to like Gemma Files’s new collection, Kissing Carrion, …

Judgment, by Wade Hunter

Genre: Horror Publisher: Publish America Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? Wade Hunter’s Judgment follows the story threads of four main characters. First, there is Sam Yeager, a middle aged ex-cop forced into retirement after a horribly tragic run-in with a particularly …

Jennifer Government, by Max Barry

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Doubleday Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? “ Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.” Or so the book’s back cover claims. Whether this is true or not is really beside the point. What is …

Gateways, by F. Paul Wilson

Genre: Horror Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: The latest addition to the Repairman Jack series, the crime/horror books that feature one of the more interesting characters in modern fantastic fiction. DETAILS: First there was THE TOMB. …

Mandibles, by Jeff Strand

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Mundania Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: Mutant fire ants wreak havoc upon Tampa, Florida. Various characters do what they must in order to survive. DETAILS: I couldn’t wait to read this one. I mean, come …

Snippets of Midnight, by J. T. Savoy

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? The advent of print-on-demand publishing has certainly changed the landscape of modern literature. Now, if a person has a few hundred bucks lying around he or she can have their …

A Stir of Echoes, by Richard Matheson

Genre: Paranormal Publisher: Tor Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: The Gauntlet Press’s re-release of the classic Richard Matheson novel also includes Mr. Matheson’s original screenplay adaptation of the book. DETAILS: In A Stir of Echoes we are presented with a perfectly …

Right to Life, by Jack Ketchum

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Gauntlet Press Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: A collection by Jack Ketchum that includes the novella Right to Life plus two short stories, “Brave Girl” and “Returns.” DETAILS: Okay, picture this: You’re a woman (just work …

Maternal Instinct, by J. F. Gonzalez

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Delirium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: A collection of four horror short stories and the 134 page novella after which the collection is named. DETAILS: The Maternal Instinct novella is definitely the star of this …