Book Review: Brewtality Extreme Horror Anthology edited by K. Trap Jones

A mixed bag of stories with an alcoholic theme. Some of the stories in this volume are amazing, the literary equivalent of a bottle of Kraken or a pint of Sierra Nevada. Others are more like Coors Light. Luckily, the good stories are so good that they make this volume well worth purchasing and reading. …

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Book Review: Of Human Hearts and Hog Parts by Elizabeth Bedlam

A disturbing, sad, transcendentally beautiful book. Ashley is a fourteen-year old schizophrenic trying to integrate into society after years of institutionalization. Her attempts at quasi-normality are complicated by a burgeoning obsession with an avant-garde poet known only as Hog Head, of whom little is known but a host of rumors, each more disturbing than the …

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Book Review: Die Tommy by Aron Beauregard

A full-tilt splatterpunk tale enhanced by genuine psychological insight. Embittered alcoholic Brutus spends his days carting corpses with his annoyingly chipper colleague Tommy, until a chance encounter with tainted flesh transforms their relationship and sends them both down a rabbit hole of absolute horror. This is a quick, gruesome read with much to recommend it. …

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Book Review: Dark Assembly by Aron Beauregard

A collection of unflinchingly extreme horror tales told in a unique and compelling style. Highlights include ‘Some Girl,’ which blends the gritty realism of a memoir with a mind-bending dose of bizarro horror; ‘Last Days in Honduras,’ a pitch black tale with a protagonist so appalling you’ll be itching to enjoy their inevitable demise; and …

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Book Review: This Symbiotic Fascination by Charlee Jacob

Have you ever had a burger so good you felt like you were eating a burger for the very first time, even though you’ve really had about five thousand of the things? In THIS SYMBIOTIC FASCINATION, Jacob takes some very well-known monsters and does amazing and unexpected things with them, making them seem fresh and …

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Book Review: Dread in the Beast by Charlee Jacob

The most beautiful book you will ever read about people being murdered with feces. Dread in the Breast introduces readers to the many incarnations of the goddess of filth, and takes them on a mind-bending journey from the sewers of Rome to a cosmic toilet beyond mortal comprehension. Jacob’s narrative jumps back and forth in …

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Book Review: The Raven’s Table by Christine Morgan

The best Viking tales since the age of Snorri Sturluson! As the title implies, the Raven’s Table offers a selection of grisly but nonetheless delectable tales set during the Viking era, many of which feature a twist of supernatural horror. Some of my personal favorites include ‘The Barrow Maid,’ a bloody tale of Viking undead; …

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