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'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

Friday, 19 August 2011

Best of Tomes of the Dead Vol 2- More Love for Tide of Souls

Teresa Derwin over at Terror-Tree has reviewed Abaddon's new omnibus edition of Tomes of the Dead, which squeezes me between the covers (oo-er missus) with Gary McMahon and Jasper Bark. Or at least packs Tide of Souls together with Gary's novel Hungry Hearts and Jasper's The Way of the Barefoot Zombie.

Of the collection as a whole, Teresa says it 'contains three of the most satisfying zombie novels I’ve seen in a while' and 'represents some of the best horror writers today and indeed, three fine examples of classic zombie fiction. More importantly they are particularly diverse so the reader won’t become bored having three books in one on the same theme as they are so intrinsically different. This collection is a must for zombie fans and is great value for money.'

Of Tide of Souls in particular, she says 'With a great grasp of regional dialogue, Bestwick delivers a genuinely creepy zombie story.'

Which is nice. You can read the full review and check out Teresa's website here.


Cate Gardner said...

Excellent review. Congrats. Oh, and your Black Static Story made me shiver. Creepy.

Simon said...

Thanks Cate. I scare because I care. :)

Matt said...

Hi Simon

Apologies for going off-topic, but...

I'm reading The End of the Line from Solaris.

Really enjoyed your story The Sons of the City and wanted to tell.

Matt Badham

Simon said...

Hi Matt-

You can go as off-topic as you like if you want to tell me things like that! :) Thanks- Really chuffed you enjoyed it.