Reading: Unclean Spirits

Unclean Spirits by Bikram Mann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I bought this because a youtuber recommended it – and while I have bought some incredibly shitty books on that basis, then in my kindle library it is bundled with some really good titles I read, so I decided to get it. And am I glad I did! never ever heard of the author before, but this is a quality collection of short horror stories, I can’t even recall there was a boring story in there – it was pretty consistent interesting.
So if you like me read a little too many nosleep stories, do yourself a favor and get this book.

Reading: There are horros here

There are horrors here. by Joshua McMahon

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Its been a while since i finished this book, and I don´t remember why i hated it so much – but maybe that is just it, that it was boring and generic, maybe really badly executed? I remember there was one good story in there, but I can’t remember it’s name.
When I look at the other reviews here, then I think the author needs to return to their roots and do some more creepypastas before making another book – because as I said there was this one good story, and so i’m sure they can do it with a little more honing of the craft.

Reading: From the Depths

From the Depths: Terrifying Tales by Richard Saxon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I absolutley loved this book – and I highly reccomend it! There are some creepy gems hidden in here! You might know some from around the internet (creepypasta stories and narrated videos). But no matter how much of a creepypasta fan you are, I am dead sure you’ll find a great story or two in this book you didn’t know, and will enjoy!

Reading: Asylum Archives – Case study Vol. II

Asylum Archives Case Study Vol. 2: True accounts from the insane by Jaron Briggs

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Don’t bother – This book one long incredibly lame cringe-fest.

I could say somthing about how absolutely loosely the author use the term ‘insane’, and I could say something about how offensive that actually comes off. I won’t – I will however say that the first story is semi decent, and when reading that you could be tricked into thinking there might be a theme… IT’S A TRAP!

Reading: Cruel works of nature

Cruel Works of Nature: 11 Illustrated Horror Novellas by Gemma Amor

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Firstly I think it’s a bit of a stretch to call it “illustrated” because there is a pen drawing before every chapter, I don’t know about you – but I imagined something different.
Anyways, that aside I really enjoyed this book, This author wrote some really awesome stuff, and some that didn’t interest me in the least – But this falls into the first category! I really, really liked it, and there were only one story that had me skimming pages (that is really well done, my attention is super bad if something doesn’t catch me right away).

I would absolutely recommend this book if you need some non committing light summer reading, it’s well worth your time and the asking price! =)

A Cure for Chaos: Horrors From Hospitals and Psych Wards by Tobias Wade

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of these books I got for free, and it’s so long ago that I don’t even recall if it was free on Amazon, or if it was a gift from someone.
Anyways I got around to reading it, and dude – why has this been waiting for so long in my library? I think it’s a combination of the title and the cover, it just looks real bad – as in REAL bad.
But whaddaya know, it isn’t! it is actually a really, really nice collection of horror shorts, and the good stories in there absolutely outweigh the bad. Also it has a load of stories and you absolutely get something for your money. I say, free or not – get it! While not all the stories are about hospitals or mental asylums (I seem to remember there were a couple where I wondered why he’d put them in there), they are almost all strong stories which are definitly worth a read.

I did not change my mind abt the cover, it is super lame – but for once I got caught by the cliche (you know the one about books and their covers).

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: There’s something terribly wrong with my son


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: Dark little wonders & other stories

Dark Little Wonders and Other Stories by Amy Cross

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was so freaking awesome – well if you ignore the last story which I ended up skimming, but hey each to our own, someone might find that story interesting, it is however not me.
But as usually the author does not dissappoint.
It is a super gritty collection, and you should be ready for some very uncomfortable and uncompromising stories if you pick this up.