Ritual by Graham Masterton

Posted on 22nd July 2011 in Reviews

Ritual creator Graham Masterton, a most prolific horror writer and famous for his Manitou series of books, was the first author to genuinely shock me. The content in question I considered to be absolute overkill in its use of violence, and associated emotional overplay, to elicit a response from the reader.

I think I was around fourteen, and had wandered around to the library to pick up a few books to read. I don’t think it was too long before I saw Black Angel, something with a fairly graphic depiction of some demonic figure splashed upon its cover and thought it might make an interesting read. It was certainly that, and I can still recall being pulled along in a story, which was if I recall correctly, interspersed with hardcore demonic serial killings. Click here to read more.. »

Happy New Year

Posted on 1st January 2011 in Blog

I just wanted to wish all of our readers out there a Happy New Year!  May 2011 bring you much joy and happiness, and many, many great spooky books.

Looking at my reading pile (which is as epic as Dan Simmons’ recently reviewed Carrion Comfort) I have to say that without even taking into account some of the cool new upcoming books headed our way in 2011, I’ve still a fair few volumes sprinkled in from the past few years and decades to make my way through.  Not that I’m complaining you understand.

I am eagerly looking forward to the new horror, supernatural and weird books headed our way this year.  Three books especially stand out for me that will see publication in the first few months of the year. Click here to read more.. »