Editor's Note: I'm really excited about this Side by Side Review and we hope to do more of them. This book seemed like it was going to be a little too much for my sensibilities but the author was so professional in his review request that I wanted to be able to get his book reviewed somehow. I knew that Donnie and Alex would be down for this and I was curious to see how their experiences would line up. Their reviews follow.
I’m going to be completely honest with you guys here, Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias has produced the most challenging review I have written to date. What I felt while reading this novel was so overwhelming at times, that I found myself completely forgetting that I was trying to write about a novel, a piece of fiction, instead of the world we currently live in. I kept getting lost in tangents of thought that stemmed from ideas in the book and snow-balled into much larger issues.
Sometimes a reader can find themselves in a season of life where getting some solid reading time is difficult. I remember when we first moved up here to Washington and I was so busy with the move for months. That business later evolved into “settling in” and then job hunting and lastly, landing a full-time job. Finding time to read was not even a priority. It made me really sad. I had zero daytime reading hours so nighttime was the only available “free time” but I was exhausted and would often...
I recently read my first Brian Keene book. WHY DIDN’T YOU ALL TELL ME ABOUT HIM EARLIER?!? I know, I know, I should have just done my homework. But now, I have a bunch of Keene books to catch up on! I started my dive into the works of Keene with The Conqueror Worms, and y’all, I highly recommend it. I apparently started it at the right time, too. Because it has been raining for what feels like weeks! This book has creatures and the apocalypse and crazy neighbors...
Title: Love For Slaughter
Authors: Sara Tantlinger
Page Count: 104 pages
Rating: 5 / 5 ✨
“We are sinking into the chasm of cruel affection.” - Funhouse, pg 32
Poetry in horror is one of those things that I discovered only recently, and feel like I’d been missing for my entire life. I’ve read poetry for as long as I can remember, and have also read horror for just as long, but...