Category Archive: BOOK REVIEWS

Dude, You Can Summon Ancient Spirits Anywhere: An Interview with Elle Nash

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MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY

Alexander Boldizar, Chaos, Harvard, and The Ugly

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“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”

Lovecraftian Grunge: Kurthulhu

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Come As You Are to Kurthulhu

David W. Barbee: Bacon Fried Bastard

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“Every human being gets addicted to something.’

Adventures in Wendyland: Bruja, by Wendy C. Ortiz

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“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath TOC

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“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip

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“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”

Like Lovecraft In Brooklyn: Battering the Stem by Bob Freville

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“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”

Monsters, Myths, and Madmen, with Jerry Drake at AWP

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“I am compelled to tell stories.”

Review of The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi

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“I finished The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi in one sitting, on my birthday.”

IF I WAS SMART I WOULD EITHER KILL MYSELF OR IMMEDIATELY BECOME A RECLUSE: An Interview with Elizabeth Ellen

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“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”

Hate From The Sky By Sean M. Thompson

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“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”

Spooks and Books with Cathy T. Colborn

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“I dreamt about Lola at night.”

It Was Supposed To Be A Satire. It Turned Out To Be A Prophecy

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“You made all of this happen with your book,” one Twitter user scolded me.”

Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right

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“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”

CLASH Gets Spooky With Gina Ranalli

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“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”

ANGEL MEAT BY LAURA LEE BAHR IS LIKE A PSYCHEDELIC PRAYER

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“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”

Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised, and Silent Veil of This World

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“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”

CLASH Podcast Does AWP With Justin Grimbol

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“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”

Fungasm Author Danger Slater Interview

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Danger Slater is a Bizarro writer who uses surrealism, dark humor, and a healthy dose of existential angst to create his stories.

Skin Stories: D. Foy

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“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”

Inside a God of Haunted Walls: An Unconventional Interview with Garrett Cook

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“I do not control people’s boner.”

CLASH Podcast Interview With Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.

Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology Table of Contents and Release Date

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“Here are the writers that brought the mother fucking ruckus…”

HORROR ANTHOLOGY MUST HAVE: ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN

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“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”

HORROR FILM POEMS OUT NOW FROM CLASH BOOKS

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“HORROR FILM POEMS is a love letter to horror films where poems are the paragraphs.”

October? More like Readtober, amiright?

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“Here’s what needs to be on your radar.”

A COLLAPSE OF HORSES BY BRIAN EVENSON GIVES STEPHEN KING A RUN FOR HIS MONEY

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“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”

HALLOWEEN SUBMISSIONS CALL

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“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”

The Top Five Books That Are Better Than Anything You Could Ever Write, You Piece of Shit Wannabe Writer

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“There will always be people better than you. Some of them will always be better than you. Some are so far ahead that you can’t possibly hold a candle to them.”

DC PORN STORE BOOK CLUB: Anna Karenina

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“Perv #2: So, who is this Anna Karenina bitch? Does she like the D?”

Jason Voorheesberg Reviews Juliet Escoria’s Witch Hunt

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“Clash book reviewer and current art therapy patient and psychopath Jason Voorheesberg reviews Juliet Escoria’s new poetry collection Witch Hunt.”

The Mystery of Hollow Places: YA Gets Dark

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“Though the novel is heavy and chock-full of moments that ache, it isn’t without hope.”

Top 5 Friday Reads

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“Top 5 books you should be reading.”

REVIEW: ‘The Face of Any Other’ is About Love, Being, Frustration, Obsession, Truth, and the Nature of Desire

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“…With ‘The Face of Any Other’, Seidlinger starts at the new boundaries he’d previously set and rushes forward in a way that makes it clear he sees nothing but new ground in front of him.”

How To Rot With Danger Slater

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“Danger Slater is the stand up comic of the Bizarro Fiction scene. He has googly eyes, a big heart, and a mind that is teeming with dark and forbidden secrets.”

Jason Voorheesberg Reviews Danger Slater’s ‘I Will Rot Without You’

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“Meet Ernie. His life is a mess. Gretchen’s gone, and the apartment they once shared in this grey, grim city is now overrun with intelligent mold and sinister bugs.”

REVIEW: ‘More Wreck More Wreck’ by Tyler Gobble

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“More Wreck More Wreck reads like the American dream if the American dream consisted of rainbows and astronaut helmets and Chicken McNuggets.”

REVIEW: “Dead Spots” by Rhiannon Frater is Terrifying

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“She’s sunk her claws into me and I’m afraid they won’t come out.”