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The Parts We Play
The Parts We Play
Price: £4.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars British Horror, 22 Jan. 2017
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Often when a short fiction horror writer edges towards dark fiction and / or social realism, I tend to switch off. The Parts We Play, however, was stellar - like T.E. Grau's Nameless Dark, Volk has compiled an eclectic mix of consistent brilliance. Its final story, 'Newspaper Heart', being particularly memorable. A great read and I'll defintely be reading more of his work in the future!


The Nameless Dark
The Nameless Dark
by T. E. Grau
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A master wordsmith, 14 Dec. 2016
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This is really something special. Grau can all kinds of horror fiction and this collection makes a point of demonstrating this! In most collections you get a dip in quality after a few or near the end. These are all 4 to 5 stars. ALL OF THEM. Get this now!


The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones
The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones
by Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Uneven but has some great gems, 5 Dec. 2016
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When he's on form, SGJ really shines. Stories like Far, Son, and Holy Rabbit and Interstate Love Affair will leave you reeling. Some of these stories, though, didn't tickle my aesthetic/genre fancy. Too many of them are just down-and-out in America type yarns that are just 'meh'.


The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
Price: £4.68

2.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming, 5 Dec. 2016
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I was largerly disappointed with this. Very hit and miss. Wasn't remotely interested in the meta stuff. Pushed through to the end because of all the praise it has got from Barron et al. The Wide, Carnivorous Sky, City of the Dog, and June, 1987. Hitchhiking, Mr. Norris were decent reads... but that's about it.


The Croning
The Croning
by Laird Barron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic Horror with no hope., 10 Oct. 2016
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My only gripe is that Barron seems to operate at a too-fast-too-slow pace when unfolding the narrative. Aside from this, I found the mythos to actually be far more unsettling than Lovecraft, Barker et al. Truly stomach churning.


Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales
Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales
Price: £2.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable vistas of pure chaos, 3 April 2016
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Slatsky does Ligotti without the intimidating density and cynicism. There isn't a weak link in the whole volume - a rarity. Like Wehunt's Green Pastures, criminally under priced.


Greener Pastures
Greener Pastures

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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt Horror, 3 April 2016
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It's difficult to balance horror with emotional ressonance... such a tough juggling act.... But Wehunt does it with aplomb, and you find yourself experiencing both the dread and sentiment in unison... a rare talent and a breakthrough, head turning book. Brilliant.


Do You Like to Look at Monsters?
Do You Like to Look at Monsters?
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Viewfinders were things of innocence.. once., 11 Mar. 2016
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All kinds of sublime, here. Powerful, concise, and a mastery of the child's POV only thickens the gradients of creep.


Ana Kai Tangata: Tales of the Outer the Other the Damned and the Doomed
Ana Kai Tangata: Tales of the Outer the Other the Damned and the Doomed
by Scott Nicolay
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.06

5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great start. Every story I've read drips with atmosphere, 10 Mar. 2016
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After stepping into the weird fiction world via Ligotti, Nicolay is one of the first New Weird writers I've come across. It's a great start. Every story I've read drips with atmosphere, a vivid sense of place, and lingering dread. With Barron and many of the others, I will buy everything this guy reads from now on.


My Work Is Not Yet Done
My Work Is Not Yet Done
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Trying to build a working network - not like Dominio., 19 Dec. 2015
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Ligotti has a way of weaving biting social commentary, his inner-darkness, and more popular horror tropes effortlessly. I find myself unmoved by so much horror out there - whether literary or filmic - but no, Ligotti is a master of unease - and most of the time it's what he doesn't show, the 'black spots', that really enliven your imagination when he DOES finally describe a macabre death. My only quibble is that it felt a little rushed in the final 1/5, but aside from that, no, brilliant work.


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