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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

As I loved Stephen King’s The Shining (both the book and the movie), I couldn’t wait to read the sequel to it called Doctor Sleep.  I’m not sure I was as frightened when I read it as I was when I read its predecessor, but then I was a lot younger back then.  Doctor Sleep [...]

The Passage by Justin Cronin and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

I just finished two great horror novels and thought why not write a recommendation for both?  Justin Cronin’s The Passage came out several years ago and got stellar reviews-I just now got around to reading it and it was wonderful!  And a recent release that has gotten lots of rave reviews is Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 [...]

Devil’s Wake by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due

Devil’s Wake by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due has Hollywood written all over it-don’t be surprised if it is the next hit movie or TV series.  It’s about zombies and I am happy to report that there is not an ounce of humor in it (there was a period of time when anything released about [...]

13 Bullets by David Wellington

If you like your vampires to be mean killer monsters and not romantic figures pining away for relationships with humans, 13 Bullets by David Wellington is for you.  Forget any of the classic defensive weapons that you might think will protect you-daylight, crucifixes, etc-none of this will work on Wellington’s vampires.  If they have fed [...]

Creepers by David Morrell

Creepers by David Morrell won the 2005 Bram Stoker award for horror and I have just now read it.  It’s a pretty good book about a group of urban explorers (creepers) who search for old abandoned buildings to illegally enter and look through.  In this story the group targets a closed hotel in Asbury Park.  [...]

Under the Dome by Stephen King

It had been a few years since I had picked up a Stephen King novel, a patron recommended Under The Dome and I took it home hoping it would be a novel that would keep my attention and it sure did! Imagine waking up one day going about your business and suddenly an invisible dome [...]

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Some people speak of Stephen King like an aging rock band-his early staff was great but his later stuff is mediocre at best.  I guess I would’ve agreed because all my favorites of his are earlier works Salem’s Lot, The Stand.  You could’ve counted me as skeptical when his latest book Full Dark, No Stars [...]

The Devil by Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen is one of those authors who usually can do no wrong in my eyes and The Devil did not disappoint me.  The novel features one of Bruen’s most popular characters, P.I. Jack Taylor.  I found this book actually somewhat scary because it seemed so realistic-Jack keeps running across this guy who goes by [...]

Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber

Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber is a short book to begin with (196 pages) but if you want an extremely fast read and do not mind some blood and gore, this is the book for you. I started it intending to read just the first 20 pages or so before I went to sleep [...]

The Missing by Sarah Langan

It all starts when a third grade class takes a field trip to the site of a mining accident to see the ecological damage. A troublesome young boy wanders off and encounters an ancient evil that could spread across the world. Superficially the plot is very familiar to those of us who read apocalypse fiction. [...]

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