Archive for September 15th, 2016

Not Quite so Stories


Not Quite so Stories by David S. Atkinson

The traditional explanation for myth (including such works as the relatively modern Just so Stories by Rudyard Kiping) is an attempt by humans to explain and demystify the world. That’s crap. We may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond our grasp. Life is absurd, ultimately beyond our comprehension. The best we can do is to proceed on with our lives in the face of that. The stories in this collection proceed from this idea, examining how the different characters manage (and/or fail) to do this.


My Review

5 stars

Not Quite so Stories is a collection of short stories from David Atkinson. This is a collection of 23 stories that range from simple and quick to a little longer and more bizarre. My two favorite stories are A Brief Account of the Great Toilet Paper War of 2012 and Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!

The Great Toilet Paper War could be a variation of the classic battle of leaving the toilet seat up or down. I could see me and my other half doing this to each other. The funniest part for me what unwinding the toilet paper and placing a line of glue along the paper as it is rerolled onto the roll. Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Is about a lady that has an unusual car problem. I could see myself in this place with people thinking I’m insane as I try to get help with my car.

If you like short stories or just need a quick read I recommend checking out this collection. There are stories for everyone.

To purchase Not Quite so Stories make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and David Atkinson’s website.

I received Not Quite so Stories for free from Sami at Roger Charlie in exchange for an honest review.

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The Devil and My Daughter

By Josh Hancock

Genre: Supernatural thriller, Horror, Mystery

1944: In the heavy pillars of smoke that rise from the crematoriums at Auschwitz, Nazi soldiers hope to catch a glimpse of Moloch, the pagan god of child sacrifice, to whom the Third Reich owes so much of its vile success…

1977: A teenage boy writes a heavy metal song about an ancient evil spirit, unaware that the grisly lyrics will unleash a terrifying figurehead from the bowels of history…

1987: College students and best friends Debra and Charlene are determined to make a demonic possession movie more frightening than The Omen and more gruesome than The Exorcist. But when they hire a rock band to pen the film’s “satanic soundtrack,” the young filmmakers are confronted with a supernatural entity determined to plunge Charlene into a world of impossible terror and human sacrifice…an entity with the burning-coal eyes of a demon and the razor-sharp horns of a bull…

Written as a collection of essays, news articles, interviews, scripts, and film scholarship, The Devil and My Daughter tells a horrific story of the occult, Satanic possession, and ritual murder.

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Author Bio

Josh Hancock is a teacher and author. His first novel, The Girls of October, was selected as one of the top ten horror novels of 2015 by Horror Novel Reviews and garnered enthusiastic reviews from Rue Morgue Magazine,Horrorcabin.comGorestruly.comNightmarish Conjurings, and We Are Indie Horror. His second novel, entitled The Devil and My Daughter, was inspired by several cult horror films, including Amando de Ossorio’s underground classic, Demon Witch Child.

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My Review

5 stars

We start The Devil and My Daughter with a forward written by John Tanner. He tells us about his father being a police officer and an event that showed him there were angels and if there are angels there are demons too. Josh goes on to say how his brother was involved in a shooting on the force and eventually was affected by a demon called Moloch. From this point we are taken on a journey through newspaper articles, a letter from school, scripts, and other documents.

I really liked this story. The blurb about the book caught my attention and how the different parts were given had my curiosity peaked. I will admit that as I was reading the different articles I would wonder what this had to do with the whole story but the further along you read the more the pieces start falling into place.

If you are looking for a great story about demon possession look no further. This would be a great addition to any horror fans shelves.


I received The Devil and My Daughter for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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