DISCLAIMER: I do have a personal connection with Avi Silver, the author of this work. We met in freshman year of college and roomed together the following year. It is up to the reader to decide if that kind of intimacy and co-habitation makes a critic more or less likely to extend unreasonable courtesy towards … Continue reading Trials of Communication and Triumphs of Empathy, a review of Avi Silver’s Two Dark Moons
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Cover and Illustrations by Danielle Serra Dreams from the Witch House edited by Lynne Jamneck is a gorgeous book. It's a larger than usual format—25.5 cm by 17.8 cm—soft cover, with beautiful full bleed, color illustrations by Danielle Serra. With a smooth, matte cover and generous layout, it feels good in the hands and easy … Continue reading HUMAN VOICES, an in-depth review of Dreams from the Witch House
It has seemed incomprehensible to some that there should be any need or desire for horror fiction when one need only look to the newspaper or out the window to find things to make one’s blood run cold. But Professor Nobody, who makes his appearance in Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer, explains why … Continue reading Capsule Reviews I
"I don't really want to see a ghost, but if someone said, 'Do you want to go to a haunted house and see a ghost?' I would say, 'Yes'." -- Kelly Link. Oct. 6, 2015. Brown University A review of The Grimscribe's Puppets by Justin Steele on arkhamdigest.com said, "Thomas Ligotti, one of the finest horror authors, … Continue reading Book Review: The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. ED. Miskatonic River Press, 2013