Author Interview – Tom Fletcher

Posted on 6th November 2012 in Features

Tom Fletcher’s 2010 debut horror novel The Leaping thrust the author into the spotlight with its unique style and riveting ability to capture the reader’s attention. His followup novel, The Thing on the Shore likewise gave the supernatural literary circle some food-for-thought with its strong thematic tones and skilled penmanship.

Last month saw the release of his third horror novel, the chilling The Ravenglass Eye, and this spooky reader wasn’t disappointed. And lucky for myself, and readers of Spooky Reads, Tom kindly agreed to drop by for a Q&A session, so thanks to Tom for his time in answering a couple of key questions relating to horror, writing, politics, books, video games, and of course, Pot Noodles. Let the interview begin. Click here to read more.. »

The Ravenglass Eye by Tom Fletcher

Posted on 10th October 2012 in Reviews

Tom Fletcher’s writing has piqued my interest since I read his powerful debut The Leaping back in 2010. Its unique style, meshing of colloquial and esoteric supernatural ruminations coupled with what’s clearly a genuine passion (and talent) for this horror writing malarkey, made this reader sit up and take notice.

His second novel, the Lovecraftian-sounding The Thing on the Shore was equally troubling; its hints of malevolent, evil entities merging with the everyday mundane yet surreal, were incorporated alongside excellently steered human sentiment. It both nodded toward global concerns, magnified rotten and flawed, imperfect human nature, and really took exception to capitalist extremities to concoct a bizarre, burlesque melting pot of double-fine horror.

With his third novel, The Ravenglass Eye, we’re treated to something that really is different in so many ways to what’s gone before. But yet that unique and confident style, that unerring desire to tell a cracking supernatural yarn; that’s here, and more. Click here to read more.. »