Monthly Archives: September 2015

Book review: Sing Me Your Scars

Title: Sing Me Your Scars

Author: Damien Angelica Walters

Publisher: Apex Publications

Date Published: 2015

Category: weird fiction, small press, female authors, short stories, horror

I haven’t felt this way about a collection of short stories since I read Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer. Walters’s collection of short stories is haunting, creepy, and beautiful. The author makes mundane terrors seems otherworldly, and the otherworldly seems strangely familiar. I seriously needed to pause in between tales due to the heaviness of each story.

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Book Review: The Antarctic Express

Title: The Antarctic Express

Author: Kenneth Hite & Christina Rodriguez

Publisher: Trident Inc., : Atlas Games

Date Published: 2009

Category: parody, Lovecraftian, children’s

The Antarctic Express is a children’s parody book combining the Polar Express with the Mountains of Madness. I have mixed feelings about these kinds of parodies, generally aimed at adults who think it’s silly to make the Lovecraft Mythos into something cute and cuddly. However, this book won me over.

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Book review: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers  is in the public domain and can be downloaded here.
http://books.google.com/books?id=qHgKEqjdy-wC&pg=PP1&output=embed
The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories and considered classic weird fiction. Lovecraft was inspired by this collection and wrote about it extensively in his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature.
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