Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Doctor Sleep Review up at Buzzy Mag

The good people at buzzy mag have published another review I wrote for them. It is for Stephen King's latest novel, Doctor Sleep. Feel free to click it, read it, like it, and share it.

When you think about iconic horror novels a few jump immediately to mind: Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For more contemporary novels you might think of things like The Call Of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and The Shining by Stephen King. If you have created a work of art that sits on such a high pedestal would you mess with it?

Danny Torrance and his mother survived the Overlook Hotel only to find that some elements survived with them. Danny grows up into Dan, a miserable person and an abusive drunk like his father. Dan hits rock bottom and decides to get help. At the same time a girl, Abra Stone, is born with the shining that makes Dan’s look like a keychain flashlight.
Abra’s bright shinning attracts the attention of a group known as the True Knot. And Dan must face his demons to help Abra, but like all things, the shining dims with time...more

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Starhawk review up at Perihelion SF

The good people at Perihelion Science Fiction have published another review I wrote for them. I reviewed the book Starhawk, it is the last review in the link. Check it out

Friday, February 7, 2014

Shape Stealer Review up at Buzzy Mag

The good people at Buzzy Mag have published a review I wrote for them. It is for the new Lee Carroll novel, The Shape Stealer. Feel free to click it, read it, comment, and share.

Some tropes are worn out quickly. A good writer can pick up when their idea is wearing a bit thin and switch focus onto a different aspect. Other writers produce things like The Shape Stealer.

Garet James finds herself back in 2009 (having been in 1602 in the previous novel) only she doesn’t have her Robert Pattinson knock off vampire love, Will Hughes. She has his much more boring pre-vampire self (who likes to spontaneously break into poetry, I’m not making that up to be mean, it is actually a plot point). To make matters worse, the duo accidentally brought the evil, shape shifting Marduk with them to the present. Not only do our heroes have to fight off Marduk, they have to constantly explain how everything works to the young Will from 1602 more...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Clockwork Heart Review up at New Myths

The good people at New Myths have published a review I wrote for them, currently their feature review. The review is for the steampunk novel,  Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. There is a link below, feel free to click, read, comment, and share.

The review can be read here.