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!



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: The Infection

The Infection by Craig DiLouie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Now this is a re-read, I bought this when it came out and own it in paperback. Years later I decided to get this and the sequel as kindle books too, because I admit I read more on my kindle these days, and I absolutely loved these books.
While I think I was easier to impress back when I read this first time. But I still think the virus holds, and the apocalypse holds. Some of the characters not so much, and I have a hard time telling some of them apart – But I will still say that it’s one of the best zombie apocalypse books I know (even if it’s not technically zombies).
But read it! seriously if you like apocalypse fiction, you’re missing out if you haven’t 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: 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: 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: 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: