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: 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: Tales from the gas station (vol III)

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Three by Jack Townsend

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Not as good as the first, but not as bad as the second – the third installment is a solid story, and I love the fact that we get to learn more about the authors mental state, and get to question our honestly very unreliable narrator. I am a fan!

Read my opinion of book I and book II

Reading: Tales from the gas station (vol II)

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume Two by Jack Townsend

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


While this in my opinion is the weakest of the 3 available books in the series, it is still very enjoyable for the same reasons as the first. I would absolutely recommend that you read this book series.

Read my review of the book I

Reading: Don’t scream 3

Don’t Scream 3: 30 More Tales to Terrify by Blair Daniels

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I think the third installment in this series is just as strong as the second, but not as good as the first. Really there is nothing much to say about it besides it being a strong collection of short horror stories, and in that aspect very run of the mill. However the author has a knack for writing some super disturbing psychological stuff, and that is absolutely my jam.
This is not for everyone, but I absolutely love the series.

Reading: Tales from the gas station (vol I)

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One by Jack Townsend

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Best thing I read all year. It’s easy to read, easy to follow – funny and enjoyable, it has just enough bizarre mystery and hints of contemporary horror to keep someone like me interested.
So if you are going to read 1 book this year, let it be this one.

PS: I swear this review is not seen in the light of all the shit books I have been wasting my precious time with lately.

You can read the original blog here https://www.gasstationjack.com/ and you can listen to this book as an audio book, narrated by the talented MrCreepyPasta

Reading: The Discarded

The Discarded by P.F. McGrail

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


I have a feeling that I forgot to read what it said with tiny letters or something – it was NOTHING like what I expected, and I managed to read 3 chapters before I just gave up. Life is too short.
I wanted to like this so bad!
might be your thing if you like supernatural gangster stories.



Reading: Stolen Tongues

Stolen Tongues by Felix Blackwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I absolutely loved this book. I admit that I would have loved to have more like the first part/story in there, and I also think the ending suffered, which is a shame. But I do see how the author would be hard pressed to end this in any other way.
Regardless of me thinking the ending could have been better, then it’s a solid 5 stars for the most enjoyable read I have had this year.

You can listen to MrCreepyPasta’s narration of this book here:

Reading: When the Devil writes.

When The Devil Writes: A Collection Of Twisted Short Stories And Novellas by Matt Shaw

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Funny that I found ‘hush little baby’ to be the strongest entry in this book, since it’s also one of the shortest stories. It is however in general a solid collection with only one imho boring story, and absolutely not the best i’ve read of this author. Though I would rec it for it’s easy read, because if nothing else the author is really good at writing digestable horror that is accessible to everyone.



Reading: Don’t scream 2

Don't Scream 2: 30 More Tales to Terrify

Don’t Scream 2: 30 More Tales to Terrify by Blair Daniels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


While i don’t think it’s as good as the first – then it had some large shoes to fill, so with that taken into consideration; this is a very good collection of different horror stories.
And I will say that there was not a single one I skipped through cause it was boring, hence the 4 stars, but did it unsettle me and engage me? not really.. so all in all, a really good collection of high end short stories well worth a read.