Reading: House with one hundred doors

House With One Hundred Doors by Travis Brown

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Okay – I loved this book, it checked all the right boxes with me. I had to take one star off because of the really boring stories in there, but I kept 4 because of the absolutely AMAZING stories in there.
This is a case of where the good stories are so good that you don’t really mind the boring ones (even if the contrast is massive), and since it’s the first time for me reading this author, I am absolutely thrilled! It’s been so long since I read something that genuinely unnerved me and/or surprised me. I will most definitly keep an eye on the author for future releases.




Reading: Horror.dk

Horror.dk by Mathias Clasen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Altså det er faktisk en ganske glimrende samling, grunden til jeg kun giver 3 stjerner er fordi jeg absolut ikke ville kalde det horror, det er langt tættere på suspense. Men jeg kan da godt se at suspense.dk måske ikke et den mest smidige titel.
Horror er det ikke, men det er 12 til tider foruroligende noveller og absolut værd at læse.


Reading: There’s something terribly wrong with my son

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There’s Something Terribly Wrong With My Son by Christopher Maxim

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I do like it – but honestly I’d say this belongs on nosleep, not as a book you’re charging money for. It’s clear that the beginning is written in a classic creepypasta style, and then halfways it twists and becomes a jumbled sci-fi novel. It loses ALL credibility and ergo also all the readers goodwill. I simply cannot understand the choice of taking the story in that direction. Honestly it would have worked if it had just ended like it seemed like it would (sort of at the halfway mark). It’s like when nosleep authors write a second part for a popular story on the site.. please don’t.


Reading: Hinsdale house an American haunting

Hinsdale House an America Haunting by Daniel Klaes

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


I really wanted to like this book, and I bought this specifically because it sounded like it was the most well rounded book out there about this place. It seemed like it would be a good time reading it, proclaimed ghost hunters and a well documented haunting.
Alas, this book is a piece of shit, sorry not sorry. Not only is it formattet (i have the kindle version, not sure if it’s like that in the paper edition) so it’s actually a damn chore to read, long run on sentences where the words are together, sortoflikethis. And for some reason the word EMF is randomly stuck into to words like EMFotional.
And a personal thing for me was that the part told by Christopher Saint Booth, painted him like the biggest douchebag – I don’t know him, he might be a giant self important jerk, but it seemed super out of place and not nessesary in a book that is supposed to be about a haunting, not starstruck fans.
All in all I am super dissapointed, and the author really needs to send his work through an editor – even when it’s a cashgrab.



Reading: The horrors of Fox Hollow farm

The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm: Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer’s Home by Richard Estep

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I actually really enjoyed this book, it’s a facinating tale, and a facinating place. But this book really drags out – and that is the reason for the low rating, it gets insanely long winded by the end. But if you enjoy a these type books I’d absolutely recommend you this if it’s below 2 quid.



A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit

It’s been a while since I used this blog for it’s intended purpose, I should really get better at it. Not that I fool myself into believing that anyone is really interested in it.

Writing for me is a weird process, I find it easy to get inspired, I also find it easy to write when I finally sit down and do it – but I tear my own writing to shreds afterwards and I am trying real hard to get better at it. If nothing else I think it’s more than anything because I took the critique of Kryos to heart. And I might have been slightly arrogant still, coming from a platform where people will sort of give anything you write a go cause it’s free. Maybe that inflated my sense of talent, only to tear it down violently. And maybe that is why I am hard on authors where you can feel they didn’t even try.

But that was not really what I wanted to talk about, I wanted to talk about the fine line between too much and too little. One of the things with Kryos was that we did not describe the world enough, I am not even sure we described anything but the characters, it’s been a while since I read it (and I only care to re-read the final version we sent to the editor, cause i absolutely hate the version that was sold) and I don’t recall if we described buildings or anything, weather or colors – anything but the characters. And then I think about an author like Jean M. Auel (or Tolkien for that matter) who wrote entire goddamn chapters on flora and fauna – boring the reader to death – cause we were really only there to read about Jondalar – in an attempt to world build and be immersive.

It has always been a fear of mine to go off on a tangent like Jean M. Auel, and not only bore my readers with pointless describtions, but also stray wildly from the plot to explain a story about a flower or whatever. Some readers might enjoy that, but I think it’s absolutely the worst crime any author can commit besides copying someone else. I know I rag on Jean M. Auel, but I must confess that I only ever read Clan of the cave bears, and I fucking hated it, it was a very boring summer and I figured it was the only book on my mums bookshelf that looked remotely interesting – NOT! But the reason I use her as a example is because she is honestly the worst author I can think of in regards to this issue.

Now Anne Rice is boring, Stephen King is predictable, Tolkien is a mess – and so forth… Loved and known authors have their issues, of course they do. Koontz write the worst female lead characters ever – like WORST, I had to stop reading his books because his description of women pissed me off to the point where I couldn’t even finish the book, he is like a male Barbara Cartland with more dead people.

So yes I struggle with when is it too descriptive and when is too much left out. I try and find the middle ground – and I can’t wait to show you what I have been writing, hoping that I mastered it somewhat.

In regards to the photo that is me editing the latest thing I am working on, it’s halfway finished, but I wanted to go through it for consistency, and since I walked with dinosaurs I need a printed version and a pen. But somehow inconsistencies are easier for me to nail when it’s printed out, it’s like when I read non-fiction, I simply cannot read that on a screen either. Not sure if it’s going to keep this title, but I sorta like it – might be a little too pretentious. I will give away that it’s referring to Phaethon.

Reading: The butcher and other supernatural tales Vol2.

The Butcher and Other Supernatural Tales Vol. 2 by Brendon Faife

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Just don’t bother unless you know the author and want to help – but you’d probably do better by buying him a coffee on KO-FI, cause then you’d not have to read this book.


Reading: Return to the black farm

Return To The Black Farm by Elias Witherow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I read that mother in one sitting – it was that good. I even stopped reading “real” books, and resorted to short stories only – because most books just bore me half way. But not this! While not as good as the first one, it is absolutely an amazing sequel.
I did disconnect a little with the moral of the story, and the whole ‘i’m a better man for having a baby’ type deal – but all in all it didn’t take anything from the story, and also I do feel it was the logical route to go with this story anyways.

This is a sequel, my impression of the first book you can find here.

Reading: Sleepless nights (collection)

Sleepless Nights: 168 Thriller, Horror, Suspense, and Mystery Short Stories by Tobias Wade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A super solid, LARGE collection of short stories. Of course there is bound to be some weaker stories in there, but I honestly don’t recall them and only the really good ones comes to mind. I would absolutely 100% recommend this, not only will you get quality horror shorts, but you get a LOT of horror shorts for your money.

Reading: The butchers husband & other stories

The Butcher’s Husband and Other Stories by Amy Cross

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


I don’t know man, it’s not horror in the way I’d label the genre, it’s more like surreal nightmares. And the thing is that I personally were never into super surreal stories. I absolutely hated the story ‘the butchers husband’, it was stupid (and not made better because there were a part 2), it was unoriginal and trivial. With that said, then the story about the talking dog, and the story about the cop with the tumor was absolutely great, and I enjoyed those two way more than I thought I would. This attests to the authors skill, because when you present someone like me with a genere than I honestly don’t care for and you still draw me in and hold my interest – it is because you are good at story telling!.
Would I reccomend this book? no! absolutely not! This author has written so many books, and so many books much, much better than this one.