Cavallaro's Cavalcade of Carnage
Ok, I'm already late in turning this in, so lets get to it before Mark Sieber threatens to turn my electricity off.

14 books read in August:

1: THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER by Calvin Demmer **B** Good collection of shorts and some flash fiction.

2: AT THE END OF THE DAY I BURST INTO FLAMES by Nicolas Day **B** I'd heard a lot about this one and it didn't disappoint.

3: NIGHT SHOOT ?by David Sodergren **C** Somewhat of a fun read, but not memorable.

4: THE LAMB WILL SLAUGHTER THE LION by Margaret Killjoy **D** Bogged down by unlikable characters.

5: THE SEA DREAMS IT IS THE SKY by John Horner Jacobs **D** Couldn't get into it.

6: DC HOUSE OF HORROR by Various (graphic novel anthology) **B** Good stuff. My favorite was the Nick Cutter story.

7: DMZ: ON THE GROUND by Brian Wood **C** The series is probably good; this slice of the story is too small to tell.

8: HORROR SHOW by Greg Kihn **B** Love letter to the heyday of classic monster filmmaking. Recommended.

9: THE PALE WHITE by Chad Lutzke **A** Loved it.

10: LAST DAYS by Brian Evenson **D** I gave Evenson another chance after THE WARREN. I guess he just isn't for me.

11: ALL SMOKE RISES: MILK-BLOOD REDUX by Mark Matthews **C** I really liked BODY OF CHRIST; didn't like this one as much.

12: THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB by Tom Monteleone **B** Excellent book. I'm embarrassed that it took me this long to read it.

13: WOOM by Duncan Ralston **B** Very good if you're into extreme horror.

14: SWEET TOOTH by Jeff Lemire (graphic novel) **B** Great stuff. I will seek out the rest of them.

WORST of the month: LAST DAYS by Brian Evenson...I'm not saying this book isn't original--it is. I just think that the concept (basically, an amputation cult) runs thin by around the middle of the book. I probably would've liked it more as a short story.

BEST of the month: THE PALE WHITE by Chad Lutzke

Lutzke fans are going to want to circle September 27th on their calendars...

Reviews by Jason Cavallaro
twitter: @pinheadspawn



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