[Review] – Yuri

By Steve Stred During a long, hard winter, Yuri’s father dies, leaving him alone on the family farm without any remaining livestock. Unable to grow crops or tend the farm, Yuri packs up and finds work in a mine belonging to the mysterious Mr. Petrov. Yuri enjoys his work and is completely provided for, butContinue reading “[Review] – Yuri”

[Review] – Piece of Me

By Steve Stred Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery was the third or fourth book I read by Steve Stred in 2019. It was also my first time entering the world you’ll find in Piece of Me, thanks to the story, “For Balder Walks.” It was bleak, enigmatically magical, and frigid – I literally got chillsContinue reading “[Review] – Piece of Me”

[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred

I have read a few of Steve’s books this year – including The Stranger, Jane, and The Girl Who Hid in the Trees – but I think The Night Crawls In has to be my favorite so far. This collection of drabbles (stories averaging just a couple hundred words for the most part) and poemsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred”

[REVIEW] The Stranger – by Steve Stred

Is it me or is there something about the woods that just creeps you the hell out? The paranoia, The isolation, The bluntness and finality of knowing you’re either getting out or not?  Steve Stred’s The Stranger takes all of your childhood fears of the forest and manifest them into a story that is dark,Continue reading “[REVIEW] The Stranger – by Steve Stred”