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Author Interview: L. Andrew Cooper

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Today I am interviewing L. Andrew Cooper, author of the new horror collection, Peritoneum.

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DJ: Hey Andrew! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

L. Andrew Cooper: Thanks for having me here! My partner and I recently finished playing the Assassin’s Creed game where you kill your way through the French Revolution. I love being able to run around through combinations of gorgeous and savage imagery, like the game’s hi-def rendering of bright Paris streets lined with guillotined heads. I revel in peculiar details and enjoy sorting through convoluted conspiracies. My genre is horror, so my conspiracies are darker, and guillotines seem mercifully quick by comparison. I’m a bit of an egghead and am prone to let characters wax philosophical, but eggheads roll and splatter, too.

DJ: What is Peritoneum?

LAC: The peritoneum is a membrane that covers our intestines and other viscera. I think of it kind of like a bag for our guts, but as a character in one of Peritoneum’s stories observes, it doesn’t really work that way when you cut a person open. Anyway, Peritoneum is a collection of interrelated short horror stories, and the conceit is that a membrane of ideas connects all the stories to each other. Often stories share characters, but sometimes they share images, events, or phrases. The horror differs from story to story, but it is always visceral. Continue reading

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Book Review: Tails of the Apocalypse edited by Chris Pourteau

Tails of the Apocalypse edited by Chris Pourteau

Publisher: Auspicious Apparatus Press and Hip Phoenix

Publication Date: November 20, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 401 pages

Genre: Anthology, Apocalypse, Post-Apocalyptic,   Animal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Rating: 3.5/5


Tails of emotions
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Audio Book Review: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Publisher: Audible Studios / Tachyon Publication

Publication Date: September 9, 2014 (first published July 21, 2014)

Edition: Audio, 4 hours and 14 minutes
(Paperback, 182 pages)

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Novella

Rating: 4.5/5


It gave me NIGHTMARES! Continue reading

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Book Review: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published January, 1 1997)

Edition: Paperback, 672 pages

Genre: Horror, Western, Post-Apoclyptic

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


Wait, did we just got some ANSWERS!? Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King

The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published January, 1 1991)

Edition: Paperback, 422 pages

Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Post-Apoclyptic

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


This was The Dark Tower I’ve been waiting for Continue reading

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Book Review: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published January 1, 1987)

Edition: Paperback, 408 pages

Genre: Horror, Western, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating


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Backlist Burndown: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: June 24, 2003 (first published June 10, 1982)

Edition: Paperback, 312 pages

Genre: Horror, Western, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5 Rating


That was confusing… but I think I liked it… Continue reading

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Comic Book Review: Death Head (Death Head #1) by Zack Keller and Nick Keller

Death Head #1 (Death Head #1) by Zack Keller (writer), Nick Keller (writer), Joanna Estep (artist), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist), and E.M. Gist (cover)

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Publication Date: July 18, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Horror

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Reminiscent of a classic horror story!
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Book Review: Revival by Stephen King

Revival by Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

Edition: Hardcover, 405

Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Horror

Rating: 4/5


A good old fashioned Stephen King horror story. It’s about time he tried to scare me again!
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Book Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop by Nick Cutter

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: February 25, 2014 (first published January 1st, 2014)

Edition: Hardcover, 358 pages

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Rating: 3.5/5


This was a book that made from skin crawl. From the writing, to the characters, to the story itself – I was squirming in my chair.

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