Tag: Brian Keene

Review – “Entombed” by Brian Keene

Review – “Entombed” by Brian Keene

I’m a Brian Keene fan.  No getting around it.  As I remarked in a previous review – “His writing is like an ice-cold beer on a hot day – it goes down smooth and always satisfies.” He’s on my must have list – I’ll pre-order each new release on Amazon, I’ll comb the specialty stores for out of print anthologies, and I’ll shell out the dinero for each small press limited edition. (My only regret is that I missed out on the “lifetime subscriptions” he offered last year.  Oh well, you can’t win them all…).  So, when I heard his latest release “Entombed” would finally be available, but only as a limited edition from Camelot Books, I fired up ye olde Internet and placed my order (you can still snag a copy here).  I’m happy to say copy #151 now has a home on my living room bookshelf.  It was money well spent.  Well spent indeed.

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Review – “Six Days” by Kelli Owen

Review – “Six Days” by Kelli Owen

Longtime readers will know that I am a big fan of Brian Keene.  Recently, he offered a limited set of signed editions through Maelstrom, his new imprint at Thunderstorm Books.  I, of course, ordered them and was excited to receive my shipment earlier this month.  As a bonus, the package also included a signed, numbered edition of the Kelli Owen’s debut novel – “Six Days”.  Not being familiar with Owen’s work, I had no idea how much of a bonus the book would end up being.

“Six Days” opens with Jenny Schultz opening her eyes to complete darkness.  She has no idea where she is, why she is there, or what is happening.  Alone in the dark, it takes her a moment to realize that she’s not blind and she’s not still asleep.  After a bit of exploration, Jenny finds that she is in some sort of cellar – then comes to an inescapable conclusion; she has been abducted.

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Review – “Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Brian Keene

Review – “Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Brian Keene

I mentioned in one of my earlier reviews that Brian Keene is one of my “go to” authors.  He always delivers a solid, entertaining story – a comfortable read.  The thing is, to find that comfort, you have to be willing to submerse yourself in a story that, in most cases, really isn’t going to be all that happy.  “Darkness on the Edge of Town” is one of those books.  It has the style and fit of a familiar and well-tailored suit – the kind of suit you would wear to a funeral.

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Review – “A Gathering of Crows” by Brian Keene

Review – “A Gathering of Crows” by Brian Keene

Everyone has a few “go to” authors.  You know that ones I am talking about – no matter what they publish, you pre-order it from Amazon and wait to have it show up on your door on release date.  They rarely disappoint you and their voice becomes a familiar companion on the page.  Stephen King is one of those authors for me – and so is Brian Keene.  His writing is like an ice-cold beer on a hot day – it goes down smooth and always satisfies.  His latest release, “A Gathering of Crows” is no exception to that rule.

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