Tag: Dark Delicacies

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 – “Dark Delicacies 2″ edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb

Review – “Dark Delicacies 2″ edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the country’s premiere horror bookshop – Dark Delicacies, in Burbank.  Some friends of mine, knowing my love of reading, thought that I would enjoy a visit to the shop.  Boy, were they right.  I met the owner, Del Howison, and proceeded to spend an hour discussing everything from zombies, to Stephen King, to Brian Keene.  It was such a pleasure to talk with Del – his love and passion for writing, and the horror genre in particular, were infectious.

While there, Del asked if I had read any of his horror anthologies.  I admitted that I had not – if you’ve read my other reviews, you know that I am not a particularly big fan of short fiction.  After talking with Del, though, I was intrigued by what type of collection he and his other editor, Jeff Gelb, would pull together.  As I looked through the three volumes of “Dark Delicacies”, I noticed that volume two had an unpublished story from Max Brooks, set in the world of “World War Z”.  Being a fan of Brooks, and zombies in general, I was sold.  I picked up the book – which Del was kind enough to sign for me – and headed home.

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