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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Top 15 Fantasy and Horror Novels: #3 Stinger by Robert McCammon

I consider Robert McCammon to be a god of the horror genre, and Stinger is his finest work.  Stinger is a story within a story with amazingly vivid characters that years later still resonate with me, told in an emotionally satisfying way.  It’s thrilling, touching and terrifying all at the same time, a remarkable achievement Read More…

Win autographed copy of Brett Talley’s The Void

This is your chance to win a copy of thrilling new author Brett Talley’s sci-fi horror novel, The Void.  All you have to do is drop me a line on my website or at carlalves@comcast.net by August 7th.

10 Questions with Brett Talley

1.  So how did you go from graduating from Harvard Law School to being an author of horror and science fiction?   Long before I even dreamed of going to law school, I knew that I loved writing.  I wrote my first book—if you can call it that—when I was in second grade.  It was Read More…

The Void by Brett Talley

I had heard a lot of buzz about author Brett Talley, so I was looking forward to reading The Void, his second novel, and Talley not only met but exceeded my expectations .  The book is part sci-fi, part horror, and all together creepy.  Set in deep space in the near future when distant space Read More…

Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

At first sight it would seem as if the folks at Marvel/Disney are jumping the gun by launching another Spider-Man movie so soon after the first series, but the previews looked cool and I thought my eight year old son would enjoy.  As it turns out, the Amazing Spider-Man was a very entertaining and well Read More…

Top 15 Fantasy and Horror Novels: #4 The Travelling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon

The Traveling Vampire Show was the first book I ever read from Richard Laymon.  I had not heard of Laymon prior to reading this book, so I Googled him and found out that this was the last book he ever wrote due to his unfortunate passing.  Richard Laymon is one of the more underappreciated writers Read More…