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The Wolf Gift and an Interview with the author

The Wolf Gift

The publication of a new novel by Anne Rice is always an event, and especially when she begins a new series. The Wolf Gift is a werewolf novel that displays her unique combination of philosophy, sensuality and gothic horror. I was thrilled to interview Anne Rice for the AB4T blog, and Random House is also [...]

Sound, Sight and Imagination

Inner Sanctum

from graphic novel guest blogger Francisca Goldsmith: Ernie Colón’s transformation of a quartet of horror tales from the essentially aural to equally essentially visual suggests some interesting questions about how our minds meet and work with elements of story. Inner Sanctum was among the radio-broadcast “theaters” through which audiences could get doses of pleasing thrills [...]

Frail

Frail

First, I have to say how thrilled I am that AB4T has been nominated for an Edublog Award in the Best Librarian/Library Blog category. I certainly share the honor with the many fellow librarians who contribute book reviews and guest posts to this blog. It is a wonderfully collaborative effort, which is what makes this [...]

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Jonathan Maberry, author of popular YA novels Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay (both Simon & Schuster, 2010 & 2011 respectively), is out with a new adult zombie novel this week. Maberry debuted Dead of Night as a special guest at ZomBcom 2011 this weekend. You may also know Maberry for his Joe Ledger novels, [...]

Harbor

Harbor

John Ajvide Lindqvist is single-handedly establishing Swedish horror as a sub-genre of its own. Although there’s some debate as to whether Harbor is really a horror novel. Our reviewer says it plays out as more fantasy than horror, while others find it closer to psychological thriller. I think this is only to its advantage when [...]

The Night Strangers

The Night Strangers

Welcome to October, the month of Halloween and horror fiction. We begin with a ghost story by Chris Bohjalian. Justin Cronin, author of The Passage, wrote a guest review on Amazon.com. Just what is The Night Strangers? “It’s a psychological thriller. It’s a domestic drama, the story of a family coping with the aftermath of dislocation and [...]

Contemplating Fear

Horns

It has been a long time since I was genuinely scared by a book, especially one featuring zombies or vampires. Maybe it is the fact that they are everywhere these days, mixed with humor or social commentary that dilutes the horror itself. The last time I came close was reading Justin Cronin’s The Passage, but [...]

Crossover

Procession of the Dead

Crossover is quite the hot topic, whether it’s the popularity of young adult literature with adult readers, adult books with teen appeal, or the many bestselling adult authors who have published YA titles recently. Today’s book is the first adult novel from Darren Shan, whose Cirque du Freak and Demonata series are terribly popular with young horror [...]