Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I was in search of a new Canadian-authored Halloween book to read during October, and had trouble finding something, as I typically do. Luckily, I stumbled upon this terrifying little novella, Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw, who was a new-to-me author...
Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

I got about halfway through The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward and debated closing the book for good – I just wasn’t sure I could handle it anymore. The writing itself was not the problem, it was what the characters were doing to each...
Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

It was only a year ago that I reviewed Stephen Graham Jones’ last book, The Only Good Indians, which I really enjoyed, so I jumped at the chance to read his latest release (just in time for the beginning of the spooky season) My Heart is a Chainsaw. Don’t...
Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

Boy oh boy this book scared me. Scared me to the point of avoiding my dark basement kind of scary. I chose it to go with my ‘dangerous water’ segment that I’m putting together for my next radio column, and I thought I was being clever by choosing...
Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

One of my upcoming segments for radio is a focus on debut authors from independent presses in Canada, because the Simon and Schuster acquisition by Penguin Random House is a scary one for many Canadians. Although it won’t be all bad for the reader, it will...