Cavallaro's Cavalcade of Carnage
I'm back! I took a month off to serve on the jury for the Splatterpunk Awards. Let's just right into it:


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

So THIS is the book that everyone is talking about. I guess I will talk about it too. No plot details, but I rarely talk about plot anyway. Author Christopher Golden took the words out of my mouth: "audacious as hell." It really is. As I was reading, I couldn't believe what Ward was pulling off. Oh, and there is a cat. Out on September 28th!


The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

I'm super surprised that I didn't enjoy this book, figuring how much I loved Nothing But Blackened Teeth.

I don't know if it was the different genre (science fiction) or the different story length (novel), but it didn't even feel like the same writer that wrote Nothing But Blackened Teeth. Too wordy, with a boring plot, and boring characters.

For those interested, here are the rest of my April reads:

Ice Cream Man, Vol 2, 3, &4 (graphic novel), Maxwell Prince. Simple, but super original concept horror comic. Grade: B
Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits (graphic novel), Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano. Ennis is superb, but was slowed down by Delano. Grade: C
The Witcher Omnibus Vol 1 (graphic novel), various. Probably should've read the books instead. Grade: C
The Devil's Mistress, David Barclay. decent writing, but unoriginal plot. Grade: C
Farallon Island, Russell James. boring. Grade: D
Road of Bones (graphic novel), Rich Douek. Wonderful, dark horror comic. Grade: B
From Death Reborn, Kenneth W Cain. Decent idea, but overwritten. Grade: D
Lonesome Days, Savage Nights (graphic novel), Steve Niles. Great werewolf comic. Grade: B
The Crucifixion Experiments, Gord Rollo. Good to see Rollo with a new release. Grade: B
Gulf, Shelly Campbell. Probably my second favorite novel this month. Great premise and great writing. Grade: B

Til next month!

Reviews by Jason Cavallaro
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