Ciorstaidh MacTear

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (13 of 14)
Location: Scotland, UK
Birthday: 13 Aug


Top Reviewer Ranking: 113,318 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 14
Artificial Evil (Book 1 of The Techxorcist) by Colin F. Barnes
2.0 out of 5 stars Artificial Evil, 19 Mar 2014
Artificial Evil is a sci-fi dystopian thriller which follows a man called Gerry Cardle as his number comes up in the Death Lottery when itís not supposed to and how he deals with being a rebel.

The main thing I didnít like about this novel was that nothing was really explained to you, the reader. Gerry is introduced at the beginning of the book already having been chosen by the Death Lottery. Facts as to who The Family are, what the Cataclysm was, and the background to City Earth are not told to you which, for me, makes the plot a little hard to follow/immerse myself in. There is also the fact that the level of action never changes throughout the book. You are flung straight in… Read more
TIMOTHY by Mark Tufo
TIMOTHY by Mark Tufo
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but packed!, 19 Mar 2014
Timothy is an adult horror novella written by Mark Tufo. It follows the story of a childrenís entertainer (a clown) called Timothy who, ironically, detests children and most other things in the world. After suffering from a huge migraine Timothy finds his body has been taken over by a zombie-like virus while his mind remains his own.

If you have a fear of clowns and/or zombies then this book is definitely not for you. If you donít like gore, gore, and more gore, then this book is definitely not for you either. The quality of the imagery is fantastic (or as fantastic as s*** and puke can be) and you can almost smell Timothy once the virus takes hold of his body.

This is… Read more
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
5.0 out of 5 stars The Strain, 8 Jan 2014
First of all, I am a great fan of Guillermo del Toro's film work so when I found out that he had written a trilogy I simply had to buy all three regardless. I was really intrigued to find out where Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan would take their vampires and I am very glad that they are truly "horror" characters. The Strain is the first book in The Strain Trilogy (The Fall being second, and The Night Eternal being third) and I was gripped from the very beginning.

The plot follows a character called Dr Ephraim Goodweather who is called in to investigate the reason behind a plane going completely dark just after landing at JFK airport. Another character the plot follows is a… Read more

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