Book Reviews


The Human War by Noah Cicero
Person by Sam Pink
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf
Eat When You Feel Sad by Zachary German
Flatland by Edwin Abbott
Cows by Matthew Stokoe
My Loose Thread by Dennis Cooper
Crying Freeman story by Kazuo Koike, art by Ryoichi Ikegami
The Complete Lockpick Pornography by Joey Comeau
The Chupacabra: A Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels by Stephen Randel
Like Porno for Psychos by Wrath James White
Mastodon Farm by Mike Kleine
Die You Doughnut Bastards by Cameron Pierce
Garden by Yuichi Yokoyama
Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas
Perversity Think Tank by Supervert
The Talkative Corpse by Ann Sterzinger
Janitor of Planet Anilingus by Andrew Wayne Adams
Mad by Jonathan Bowden
Sick City by Tony O'Neill
The Kid by Sapphire
Tool. by Peter Sotos
The Collected Works of Noah Cicero Vol. 1
eyeballs growing all over me ...again by Tony Rauch
The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, edited by Davis Schneiderman
Son of a Bitch by Andre Duza and Wrath James White
Apeshit by Carlton Mellick III
The Rising by Brian Keene
City of the Dead by Brian Keene
Beauty and the Least by Andy Nowicki
The Mustache He's Always Wanted but Could Never Grow by Brian Alan Ellis
Down Where the Devil Don't Go by Paul Bingham
Humanity is the Devil by Jordan Krall
Suffer The Flesh by Monica O'Rourke
XXX Shamus by Red Hammond
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer
Duluth by Gore Vidal
NVSQVAM (nowhere) by Ann Sterzinger 
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 
Everything's Fine by Socrates Adams
Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler 
In the Sky by Octave Mirbeau 
Raping the Gods by Brian Whitney 
The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home by Sam Pink
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
The Yellow Sign and Other Stories: The Complete Weird Tales of Robert W. Chambers by Robert W. Chambers, edited by ST Joshi
Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist by Frank Chodorov
Haunted Fucking: A Book in Spasms by Philip LoPresti
Pan is Dad by Emril Krestle 
Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist 
The Listener by Taylor Caldwell
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Lump It or Leave It by Florence King
Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness by James Reich
Anarchism by George Woodcock
Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard 
Never Die Alone by Donald Goines
Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver 
TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism by Hakim Bey
The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy. 
Gillian's Marsh by Michael Faun 
The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
A Sentimental Novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet 
Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man by Georges Bataille 
Anamakee by Garret Schuelke  
Two Wakes by Emril Krestle
Black Sun Over Green Mountain by Michael Sajdak  
The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini 
The Iron Heel by Jack London
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus 
Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III 
Towers by Karl Fischer
A Treasury of Damon Runyon
Road Dawgz by K'wan 
The Beginning Was the End by Oscar Kiss Maerth
Mythologies by Roland Barthes
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis 
Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers by Pierre Guyotat
Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy
Wytchcult Rising by Philip LoPresti
Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous 
A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
A Man for the Asking by Catherine Breillat 
The Summer Is Ended And We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau
Psychosomatic by Anthony Neil Smith
Zero Saints by Gabino Iglesias 
Beatnik Fascism by Brandon Adamson
Prague by Maria Morisot 
Water by Jennifer Wilson
Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan 
Lonely Men Club by Mike Kleine
Pax Americana by Kurt Baumeister  

Reviews at Adventures in SciFi Publishing (Defunct. Links go to Medium)

Technicolor Terrorists by Andre Duza
The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories by Bruce Taylor
Cherub by David C. Hayes
The Irreal Reader: Fiction and Essays from The Cafe Irreal
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
The Spectral Link by Thomas Ligotti
Dodgeball High by Bradley Sands
The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple)
Black House Rocked by Paul Bingham and Emril Krestle
what if i got down on my knees? by Tony Rauch
The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi 
Terra Insanus by Edward Lee 
Private Midnight by Kris Saknussemm
Beyond Apollo by Barry N Malzberg 
Birdsnatch by C.J. Cummings and Mark Ryan 
Sexbot by Patrick Quinlan 
Ichthyic in the Afterglow by Jason Allen Wayne 
Journey, A Short Story Vol. 1 by Mykl Walsh 
Brother by Ania Ahlborn  
A God of Hungry Walls by Garrett Cook 
Pixiegate Madoka by Michael Sean LeSueur
Rock N Roll Headcase by Lee Widener 
King Space Void by Anthony Trevino

Reviews at Cultured Vultures

Valencia by James Nulick
Spiritual Instrument by M Kitchell
Your Sick by Elizabeth Colen, Carol Guess, and Kelly Magee
Dream Closet, edited by Matthew Burgess 
Stone's Throw by David Deitcher 
Condominum by Daniel Falatko
Three Plays by D. Harlan Wilson 
Arafat Mountain by Mike Kleine
The Red Seven by Robert Dean 
The Columbine Pilgrim by Andy Nowicki 
Every Cradle Is a Grave by Sarah Perry 
Revenge-aroni by Eirik Gumeny 
Post-Depravity by Supervert
The Eternal Echo by Jeff Musillo
Blackest Ever Hole by Brian O'Blivion  
Ageless by Paul Inman 
Consensual by A.D. Hitchin 
Userlands: New Fiction From the Blogging Underground, Edited by Dennis Cooper 
Tail of the Lizard King/Kaliwood by Adam Mudman Bezecny
The Mystery of the Seventeen Pilot Fish by Mike Kleine 
In Their Arms by Thomas Moore 
The Catcher's Trap by Ricardo Henriquez 
Arachnophile by Betty Rocksteady 
Elephant Vice by Chris Meekings 
Eat My Paint Vol. 1 by Lloyd Davies 
Benjamin by Pedro Proenca 
Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks by Christoph Paul
Kanley Stubrick by Mike Kleine 
Answers of Silence by Geoff Cooper 
WZMB by Andre Duza 
The Creepypasta Collection, edited by MrCreepyPasta 
Horror Film Poems by Christoph Paul 
The Seventh Age: Dawn by Rick Heinz
Deathtotheworld by HAarlem VEnison
And Wind Will Wash Away by Jordan A. Rothacker
Hour of the Wolf by M Kitchell
Cartoons in the Suicide Forest by Leza Cantoral
Rise by Brian Guthrie 
Zeller's Alley by B. Diehl 
Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell 
In the Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma  
Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s “Cannibal Cop” by Gil Valle with Brian Whitney
Fast Times at Cine Mega Plex High by Matthew Vaughn
Bacon Fried Bastard by David W. Barbee 
Liquid Status by Bradley Sands 
The Glamshack by Paul W. Cohen 
The Creepypasta Collection Vol. 2, edited by MrCreepyPasta
The Mortuary Monster by Andrew J. Stone
ANSWER Me! All Four Issues, edited by Jim and Debbie Goad 
Travels and Travails of Small Minds by Daniel Falatko  
Moon Snake by Kirsten Alene 
Disaster Fitness: Make Your Demons Do the Work by Ann Sterzinger 
Voices of the Dead by Michael Sajdak 
Neon Golgotha by Michael Faun 
Getting Off by Jonathan Reiss 
Planet Grim by Alex Behr 
Sorry, Wrong Country by Konstantine Paradias 
Whup Jamboree by Garret Schuelke 
What We Build Upon the Ruins by Giano Cromley
Under the Shanghai Tunnels and Other Weird Tales by Lee Widener 
When the Power Is Gone by P.A. Glaspy   
My Shadow Book by Mawwam, edited by Jordan Rothacker   
Animosity by James Newman
Journey to Vapor Island by Robert Stark 
A Gathering of Evil by Gil Valle 
Subversive: Interviews with Radicals by Brian Whitney 
LYFE (Elektra's Revenge Book 1) by Ann Sterzinger 
Now That We're Alone by Nicholas Day 
Ballpoint Penitentiary by B. Diehl 
Mr. Neutron by Joe Ponepinto
Where Night Stops by Douglas Light
Malagash by Joey Comeau
The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About by Joshua Shea 
The Church of Latter-Day Eugenics by Chris Kelso and Tom Bradley 
Like a Champion by Vincent Chu 
High Life by Matthew Stokoe
Flesh Made World by Daulton Dickey 
The Dalai Camel by CE Rachlin 
Stacking Doll by Carlton Mellick III 
The Weird by S.C. Burke 
Mountainhead by New Juche 
Jimbo Yojimbo by David W. Barbee 
The Shawcross Letters by John Paul Fay and Brian Whitney 
If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse by Wrath James White 
The Seine Vendetta by Ann Sterzinger 
A Creeping Plague Will Take My Place by Philip LoPresti 
Strange Secrets by Mike Russell  
Fortune Box by Madeleine Swann 
What You Bring by RG Robertson 
The Writhing Skies by Betty Rocksteady
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep by David S. Atkinson
How to Exit Your Body and Other Strange Tales by Christopher Maxim 
Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Ray & Sylvia Path, edited by Leza Cantoral 
Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk
A World of Horror, edited by Eric J. Guignard
Sleazeland by Cody Goodfellow 
Nightwolf by Willie Davis 
Skytrain to Nowhere by Brandon Adamson
Belfie Hell by Shane Jesse Christmass
Apparitions of the Living by John Trefry 
The Social Catalogue of #Prey by Gil Valle and Bridget Lee
I Dream of Mirrors by Chris Kelso
Jesus of Scumburg by Leo X. Robertson
Wired: A Dystopian Novel for the 21st Century by Tanner Nielsen
Neon Dies at Dawn by Andersen Prunty
Not Everyone is Special by Josh Denslow
Girl Like a Bomb by Autumn Christian 
Soothing the Savage Swamp Beast by Zakary McGaha
Trash Panda by Leza Cantoral 
If the Ice Had Held by Wendy J. Fox 
White by Bret Easton Ellis
Star by Yukio Mishima
Laser House on the Prairie by David W. Barbee 
Unamerica by Cody Goodfellow
Pixel Boy in Poetry World by ST Cartledge
Impossible James by Danger Slater 
Of One Pure Will by Farah Rose Smith 
Scum of the Earth by Cody Goodfellow 
Comaville by Kevin Bigley
Hell of Death by Vince Kramer
Alone by Thomas Moore  
The Silence by Don Delillo
Rogue Planet by Cullen Bunn, Andy MacDonald, and Nick Filardi  
The Big Baby Crime Spree and Other Delusions by Darrin Doyle
Fragments of a Revolution by Seb Doubinsky 
Black Star by Eric A. Glover and Arielle Jovellanos
Best Microfiction 2021,edited by Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Amber Sparks
The Death of a Character by David Ohle
Tales from the Vinegar Wasteland by Ray Fracalossy
Paperclip by Seb Doubinsky
God Forbid by A.A. Medina
Forever by Thomas Moore
The Secret Diary of a SoundCloud Rapper by Young Stepdad
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
My Dead Book by Nate Lippens
Waif by Samantha Kolesnik
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
The Sharp End of the Rainbow by Madeleine Swann
Spontaneous Human Combustion by Richard Thomas
The Misfit Soldier by Michael Mammay
The Nosferatu Conspiracy: Book Two, The Sommelier by Brian James Gage
The Sons of Sorrow by Matthew A. Clarke
Teenager by Bud Smith
The Pit and No Other Stories by Jordan A. Rothacker
Children of the New Flesh, edited by Chris Kelso and David Leo Rice
The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias

Reviews at Substack

The Unreprinted: Electric Jesus Corpse by Carlton Mellick III
Drive-Thru by Bob Freville
The Unreprinted: Notice by Heather Lewis
Your Dreams by Thomas Moore
The Unreprinted: Vatican Bloodbath by Tommy Udo
Mother Howl by Craig Clevenger
Never Whistle at Night, edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. 
New Millennium Boyz by Alex Kazemi
The Unreprinted: Haunter/Soma by Charlee Jacob
Neo-Decadence Evangelion, edited by Justin Isis
The Unreprinted: The Leap by Bill Hopkins
Violent Faculties by Charlene Elsby
Monsters We Have Made by Lindsay Starck

Reviews at Silent Motorist Media  

Throat Sprockets by Tim Lucas
Cherry Blossom Eyes by S.T. Cartledge 
The Consumer by M. Gira  
Golden Rod by Bram Riddlebarger
Scoundrels Among Us by Darrin Doyle
Roulette: A James Bond Adventure by Jamie Mason
Sparky the Spunky Robot by Dani Brown
Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami 
The Gleaming Crest by Brandon Adamson
Rabid by TK Kenyon
The Profane by Vincenzo Bilof
Hospitalized Factory of Pain by Zakary McGaha
Planet 6 by Morgan Gendel  
Extermination Zone by Dr. Randall Phillip
The Lucky Star by William T. Vollmann

Reviews at Ginger Nuts of Horror 

Paperbacks from Hell: A History of Horror Fiction from the '70s and '80s by Grady Hendrix

Reviews at Lit Funhouse

In the Desert of Mute Squares by M Kitchell 

Reviews at Malarkey Books 

Jackanape and the Fingermen by D. Harlan Wilson
Tears of a Komsomol Girl by Audrey Szasz
The Run Fantastic by Luke Kondor
Those Who Scream: A Novel by 30 Authors
The Ballad of TERROR TINY TIM and Other Tales of Unkindness by Douglas Hackle

Reviews at Babou 691 

Reviews at Medium

Reviews in Print 

Hell Hound by Ken Greenhall (in Red Room)

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