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Five Stories Ya Gotta Read – June 2020

This is the start of a brand-new series of blog posts. Each month I will share with you five stories that I’ve read recently that you should look into. ‘Wilderness’ by Letitia Trent from Exigencies ed. Richard Thomas Recently I took a course on contemporary dark fiction, and this is the first short story we read for discussion. Letitia does… Read more →

Stack of Recommended Horror Books

My Primer for Modern Horror Fiction

All of the time the people say to me: ‘Joe. Your stories are crazy spooky. They’re the bees knees! What else should I check out? I need to know!’ And I always tell them: ‘Well, this and that. These and those. You should read more horror because romance blows.’ Or something like that. (P.S. I’m sure romance doesn’t always ‘blow’,… Read more →

Joe Reviews Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud

Joe Reviews: Wounds

Okay. So, you need to read this. Please, if you are into horror you owe it to yourself to experience these stories. These collection sums up what is possible in the modern horror and weird fiction genres. This really among the best fiction I’ve ever read. I’ve not come across horror short fiction this engrossing since reading Clive Barker’s Books… Read more →

Cover for My Best Friend's Exorcism

Joe Reviews: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

I recently finished his next novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and it was a pile of nostalgic fun. I never did get around to reading Grady Hendrix’s other book, Horrorstor, and now I regret that a lot. 80s nostalgia is the ‘in thing’ at the moment, especially in horror. It has been going for a few years with movies like… Read more →