Tag: Independent Press

BOOK REVIEW: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

Somewhere, in a dark, half-forgotten corner of Texas, there’s a hotel where some pretty weird stuff is going down. It’s probably no coincidence that the night auditor of said hotel is the novelist Max Booth III, either. Novelists are strange people. Strange things seem to happen around them. It’s as though they make people aware

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BOOK REVIEW: The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

When I read the title of the book and saw the image on the cover, I immediately expected The Haunting of Henry Twist to be a Gothic tale. Yet, without giving too much away, the haunting referred to in the title is less a paranormal presence and more the psychological aftermath of trauma and tragedy.

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BOOK REVIEW: Vermilion by Molly Tanzer

If you find yourself in late 1800’s San Francisco with a ghost in your house you might be tempted to call an exorcist, or a ghost hunter, but you’d be wrong. What you need is a Psychopomp. A Psychopomp would calm the spirit down, open up a door to the afterlife, and convince the ghost

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BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Neutron by Joe Ponepinto

What would you do if you were living in a small American city and Frankenstein’s monster ran for mayor? What would you do if you were in that same town, but working for a candidate that was sure to lose? Would you do whatever you could to inform the populace that the person they are

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BOOK REVIEW: Dazzling the Gods by Tom Vowler

Short story collections, are, when done right, a thing of beauty. A piece of fiction to behold, where you can end one moment on the uncanny, the rich and the dark, and the next moment on heartache and acute sensitivity. Each thrusting you into the relative unknown. That is the utter joy of short story

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INTERVIEW – Gregory Norminton

Q: The Devil’s Highway is your first novel for ten years. What was it about this story that inspired you to write it? I have always wanted to write about my home landscape – by which I mean the landscape of childhood, ‘the happy highways where I went / And cannot come again’. For me,

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INTERVIEW: Nik Korpon

-Can you tell us a little bit about Nik Korpon? I’m from Baltimore and have two beautiful kids who are slowly trying to destroy me. (My parents told us we have the kids we deserve, in both a good way and a karmic way.) I watch way too much soccer (¡Visca Barça!) and I’ve been

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BOOK REVIEW: The Tryst by Monique Roffey

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that bad writing is at its worst when it encounters sex. So entertaining is it that sex can be written so badly, an award is handed out annually to honour the worst sex scenes. Sex, in writing, is perhaps best left in the empty spaces and insinuations, or,

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