Archive for the 'Reviews of Craig’s Books' Category

December 18, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieSFSignal.com invited some very well-respected authors to list their favorite reads of 2014. I was honored to see SUFFER THE CHILDREN make the list.

John Dixon, author of PHOENIX ISLAND (the book that inspired the TV show INTELLIGENCE), named it one of his favorite reads, calling it an “apocalyptic masterpiece and perhaps the most unsettling book I’ve ever read.”

Thanks, John! (He’s awesome.)

Click here
to see John’s complete review and the other books that made the list.
.
.

December 15, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieProud to say SUFFER THE CHILDREN made #1 on ContagiousReads.com’s Top 14 Books of 2014 list (focused on horror), writing, “This book is so f*cked up. It eats other f*cked-up books for lunch. It’s twisted, sad, scary and bloody.”

Thanks, Lori!

Two other notable books on the list were TIME OF DEATH by fellow Permuted author Shana Festa and THE TRUTH IS CONTAGIOUS by Emily Goodwin.

Check out the list here.

November 12, 2014

The Book Nympho recently published a top-10 horror audiobook list from Paul at audiobookreviewer.com, which included SUFFER THE CHILDREN (excellently read by RC Bray) and TIME OF DEATH by fellow Permuted author Shana Festa.

Check out the list here.

November 10, 2014

Lipstick & Libraries reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “Really, this is pretty much the epitome of a good horror novel: amazing plot, fascinating characters, and events that play out with frightening reality. You could see this happening in your town. You can feel the grief and terror. It’s horrible. It’s brilliant.”

Thank you, Lipstick & Libraries!

Click here to read the complete review.

October 24, 2014

HorrorNovelReviews.com recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “Holy Cow! What a gruesome but loving story. This story that Craig DiLouie has penned is so different than any other … This is a fantastic story, one that you probably won’t put down.”

Read the complete review here.

September 26, 2014

Lit/Rant reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN (and Tim Waggoner’s NIGHT TERRORS in the same post) and writes, “DiLouie has written a new take on the traditional vampire novel, combining it with a fantastic apocalyptic premise to create a horror mashup that is well-thought out in the sort of way that makes it as much a tragedy as a fright-fest. That’s the sort of horror one gets from the masters, and SUFFER THE CHILDREN is original and worthy.”

Thanks, Lit/Rant!

Click here
to read the complete review.

September 19, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN audiobook by Craig DiLouieLIBRARY JOURNAL reviewed the audiobook edition of SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “In this thought-provoking and horrific tale, DiLouie (THE KILLING FLOOR) offers a different spin on the post-apocalyptic tale that is sure to delight readers of this genre. A great addition to libraries of any size.”

LIBRARY JOURNAL also had plenty of praise for RC Bray, the narrator. I have to agree. Bray did a fantastic job. He really takes you into the story and enhances the experience of the book.

Click here to read the complete review.
.
.

September 12, 2014

A second reviewer at Contagious Reads reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “You begin to regret reading late at night, the fact that you turned the lights off … I never questioned the authenticity of his characters or their decisions, they were flawed, and they were real … I loved this book for all that it was, it was a true thrill ride that messed with my head.”

Thanks, Contagious Reads!

Click here to read the complete review.
.
.

September 5, 2014

Aintitcoolnews.com reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “The book attacks the reader’s most vulnerable, primal fears, showing us the dark side of unconditional love. And like the most memorable horror stories, SUFFER THE CHILDREN gives the reader a glimpse of the true monster in the reflection of a fractured mirror … The deeply disturbing dread of SUFFER THE CHILDREN will linger in the minds of the readers long after the final page has been turned.”

Thanks, AintitCoolNews.com!

Click here to read this review. The reviewer didn’t love everything about it, but he really got it in terms of the plot and what I was trying to accomplish as the author.
.
.

August 29, 2014

Deirdre Crimmins recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN for OPEN LETTERS MONTHLY, writing, “There are powerful emotional currents in SUFFER THE CHILDREN, but make no mistake–this is a classic horror novel. It is startling, disturbing, and not for the faint of heart.”

Click here to read the complete review.