DOUBLE REVIEW: “Seeker” and “Zigglyumph and Other Poems” by Ade Grant


My loyal readers: I love you all so much I’m going to give you more bang for your buck this time around with a double shot of (mostly) awesome  in a DOUBLE REVIEW of writer Ade Grant!

Remember my review of The Mariner from last month? Well, after being so impressed by it, I went ahead and purchased the other two works available on Kindle by author Ade Grant. Last week I finally got around the reading them and while I wasn’t as impressed by them as I was by The Mariner, I did enjoy them, and see the promise of a bold new voice in horror. Continue reading


Pins by Jessica McHugh

Eva “Birdie” Finch is a 21 year old slacker, wandering from job to job in her small town.  Wanting to fund her expensive drug habit with the least amount of work necessary, she decides on a whim to audition to be a stripper at a gentleman’s club/bowling alley combo named “PINS”.  During her tenure as an exotic dancer there are a couple murders that put a serious damper on the life of our devil-may-care heroine that forces her to do some serious soul-searching as she jumps from one boyfriend to a new love interest, and is forced to examine her possible bi-sexuality when she starts to fall for a fellow dancer named Honey. Continue reading

The Mariner by Ade Grant

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The plot of this amazing book, in a nutshell, is that in a post-apocalyptic future a psychopathic alcoholic who suffers from twisted sexual fantasies is the captain of a haunted boat filled that is filled with the ghosts of dead slaves while searching for answers as to why the world has gone mad.  On his ship, the Neptune, he has his crew:  Grace, the Tasmanian devil, and her twelve offspring.   This is a hero’s quest, but without a hero.  Just a broken shell of a man who is lost at sea and trying to keep his demons at bay through drinking and self-flagellation.  The sad man with haunted eyes traverses the remains of a world gone mad with the singular thought that he can fix things if he just finds someone called The Oracle.

Yes, this story is as bizarre as it sounds. Continue reading