Zakk reviews Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Universal Harvester by John Darnielle, 224 pages published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 7, 2017). Synopsis Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It’s a small town in the center of the state―the first a in Nevada pronounced…

Zakk reviews Blood Kiss by J. Daniel Stone

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Blood Kiss by J. Daniel Stone, 331 pages published Villipede Publications October 30, 2016. “When I paint it feels more like an out-of-body experience. The mind I once controlled begins its kinky control of me. I am no longer a flesh…

Zakk reviews The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling, _ pages published by Crystal Lake Publishing, 2017. “Now old Reggie, he’d been around the block more than once in this business. You name a band dynamic, and chances are he’d seen it. Hell, just…

Zakk reviews Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe, 230 pages published by Comet Press, 2016. “Face it, Levine. You’re just a broke-down strip club palooka, living in a shoebox above a thrift store. A classy broad like Shelby Boon would never look twice…

Robert E. Dunn by way of Shotgun Logic

Here is a rad guest piece from Robert E. Dunn over at Shotgun Logic, check it out… The blog has been a little quiet lately. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for others and having some health issues with family members that have taken up and continue to take up huge portions of my…

Zakk reviews Vyrmin by Gene Lazuta

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple and honest reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Vyrmin by Gene Lazuta, 315 pages published by Bloodshot Books (October 15, 2016) “He wore his khaki uniform casually, with his shirt’s top button undone, his sunglasses dangling by one arm from his left front pocket. The well-oiled Colt .45…

Review round-up: January’s Quick Reads

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews a handful of things… Since my middle son received a Kindle for Christmas and I a Kindle Fire (for the wife to share) that puts four Kindles in the household. So I’ve decided to pick up a Kindle Unlimited subscription, mainly for…

Zakk reviews Hunter of the Dead by Stephen Kozeniewski

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple and honest reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Hunter of the Dead by Stephen Kozeniewski, 402 pages published by Sinister Grin Press (August 14, 2016) “His face was hewn from marble, expressionless, and he had one ruined eye. A scar stretched from his forehead to next to…

Zakk reviews The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III, an 8 hour shift that feels like a lifetime (or, 272 pages) published by Dark Fuse Press, October 2016. Synopsis Sleep is just a myth created by mattress salesmen. Isaac, a night auditor of a…

Zakk reviews a Triad from Duncan Ralston

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews a triad from Duncan Ralston: *Salvage: a Ghost Story, 347 published by Shadow Work Publishing May 30, 2016. *Every Part of the Animal, 156 pages published by Shadow Work Publishing June 1, 2016.  *Woom, 90 pages published by Matt Shaw Publications…

A baker’s dozen. Zakk’s favorite reads of 2016

Here we are, at the close of another year. It was a rough year for a lot of people, but for myself and my family, it was pretty solid. I trailed off toward the end of the year, didn’t get to a lot of the books that I wanted to crack open. Those are the…

Zakk reviews Loch Ness Revenge by Hunter Shea

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple and honest reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Loch Ness Revenge by Hunter Shea, 150 pages published by Severed Press (November 1, 2016). “But Nessie, or better yet, Nessies, had laid low for a long while.  Were they back?  If they were, I was going to throw them…