I’ll confess – it’s a misleading title. Below you’ll find a collection of select quotes from recent reviews for Bad People. I can’t thank enough those that have read the book and offered their words. Without readers a writer is just a person hunched over a table helping to fund a chiropractor’s retirement.
Jackson’s worlds are small. They inhabit a very tiny space and involve people, mostly female protagonists, who live in small towns and go grocery shopping, a lot. They are mostly insecure too or paranoid, and these microscopic worlds that add to a claustrophobic atmosphere making Jackson a writer worthy of the praise she has garneredContinue reading “WiHM – Shirley Jackson”
That’s right. It’s that time again to begin whoring myself out to all and sundry in the hope it’ll increase book sales. Thanks to all at Kendall Reviews for giving me space to wax lyrical about all things horror related, and of course, Bad People. Follow the link: https://kendallreviews.com/interview-resisting-normality-bad-people-author-craig-wallwork-talks-to-kendall-reviews/
It’s Women In Horror Month, and I can’t let it slip by without mentioning two great writers and their books. Please, if you get the chance, pick a copy up of either one. You won’t be disappointed. The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read Sarah Read’s debut novel about Charlie, a young boy attending aContinue reading “WiHM”
Horror has been with me from a very early age. I found several copies of The House of Hammer comics in my parent’s bedroom when I was around seven years old. I would sit in the bathroom reading titles such as Shandor: Demon Stalker and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, their paper scented with cigarette smokeContinue reading “In Darkness”
There are two kinds of scary; Jump scary, and Fruit Cellar scary. Allow me to explain. The Jump is pretty self explanatory and limited to movies. Think about the hapless blonde wearing very little while walking backwards away from a weird noise, usually one emanating in a woods. The camera is composed in such aContinue reading “The Fruit Cellar Technique”
10 things I’ve learnt about HP Lovecraft having never read his work before: 1. His stories are mostly told using the apostle perspective, by that I mean the main character is never the narrator, and as such gains a mysterious quality that adds to the whole myth/supernatural-ness. 2. Save for the Cthulhu, narrators can rarelyContinue reading “Lovecraft Virgin”
I have lived with the Caskey family now for so long I feel part of it, like a long distance cousin, or nephew by marriage. I know every lane, and sawmill in the tiny Alabama town of Perdido, every water oak and grain of sand on the Casky land. The feminine brogue of James, theContinue reading “BLACKWATER by Michael McDowell – Book Review”