book review

‘Gatsby: My Story’: A book review

By David Rothman
April 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

Nick Carraway and your English lit professor got it all wrong. A madman’s gunshots did not kill the hero of The Great Gatsby, published 90 years ago on April 10, 1925. The corpse inside the [...]

Should authors respond to positive reviews?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

There have been plenty of stories over the years of authors who have gone a bit off the deep end when reacting to negative reviews. However, what should authors do when a good review comes along? [...]

Book Review: Sand of Bone by Blair MacGregor

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I purchased this book as part of the recent Indie Fantasy Story Bundle (now complete). Having been disappointed with the first two books I tried from the bundle, I was starting to think I’d [...]

Book review: The Sea of Ash, by Scott Thomas, Lovecraft eZine Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

There’s weird. Then there’s WTholyF full-on all-out batshit weird. Then there’s Scott Thomas. His The Sea of Ash, the second title from Lovecraft eZine Press, is an experience in [...]

Book review: The Orphan Palace, by Joseph S. Pulver, Chomu Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before on Teleread about Joseph S. Pulver’s extraordinary, dark/psychedelic prose, specifically in the context of his short story collection Blood Will Have Its Season. This [...]

Book review: The House of Oracles and Other Stories, by Thomas Owen, Tartarus Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the many areas that Yorkshire-based independent Tartarus Press does so well is translations of celebrated and lesser-known non-English authors of classic weird, strange, dark, and fantastic [...]

Book review: The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, by Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Murray

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Patrick Leigh Fermor‘s peregrinations across Western, Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe have become almost as legendary as his wartime exploits with the Greek Resistance. The Broken [...]

Book review: Wild Fell, by Michael Rowe, ChiZine Publications

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Latest in a long line of superb dark/weird horrific titles from ChiZine Publications, Wild Fell by Michael Rowe tells the tale of the house of the title on Ontario’s Blackmore Island, site of a [...]

Book review: The Last Weekend, by Nick Mamatas, PS Publishing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Not quite your everyday run-of-the-mill zombie apocalypse, you could say. Yes, it’s another rigid, stiff, slow-moving essay in that genre, shambling and groaning its way into your to-read pile. [...]

Book Review: Discoverability by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

There are lots of books out there about how to market your book. Some of them are good. Some aren’t. [easyazon-link asin=”1561466190″ [...]

Book review: Orpheus on the Underground and Other Stories, by Rhys Hughes, Tartarus Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tartarus Press, as some Teleread readers at least will know by now, is doing a sterling job of producing a really fine series of contemporary and classic British (and other) dark, weird, strange, and [...]

Book review: The Starry Wisdom Library, edited by Nate Pedersen, PS Publishing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

This has to be the weirdest book I’ve read of late, and I say that as a regular reviewer of weird fiction. The Starry Wisdom Library, subtitled “The Catalog of the Greatest Occult Book [...]

My top ten titles of 2014

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

The following is my personal list of the top ten titles published in 2014 that I read, and mostly reviewed, for Teleread. It’s a personal list and is strictly confined to those new titles that [...]

Book review: Inkblots and Blood Spots, by Michael Bailey, Villipede Publications

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Michael Bailey‘s Inkblots and Blood Spots is the second collection of shorter work from this versatile, hugely talented, and very influential dark/weird fiction writer and editor. It sweeps a [...]

Book review: Leytonstone by Stephen Volk, Spectral Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Stephen Volk has been in the writing game a very long time. He has also been working on films for an equally long time, with screenwriting credits going back as far as Ken Russell’s Gothic in [...]

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