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

April 18, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieJohn Dixon, author of PHOENIX ISLAND, on which the CBS show INTELLIGENCE is based, reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, calling it a “dark masterpiece … the most chilling, compelling, and convincing apocalyptic novel I’ve ever read.”

Thanks, John!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be released by Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press May 20, 2014. You can pre-order it on Amazon and BN.com.

April 4, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieVampifan recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, which will be released by Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press on May 20, 2014, and writes, “This is essentially a vampire novel, but it is a vampire novel unlike any other I have ever read … grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go … I have no hesitation in giving it a 9 out of 10 review.”

Thanks, Bryan!

Click here to read the complete review.

March 7, 2014

ScienceFiction.com recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, coming out May 20, 2014 from Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press, and writes, “This is a gripping tale of horror that hits nerves you didn’t even know that you had … The truly scary moments sneak up on you and it isn’t just the actions the parents do to keep their children alive in the novel but knowing much of it would also happen in the real world that is terrifying.”

Thanks, Stuart!

Check out the complete review here.
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February 21, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieI’m in Heaven today… Jack Ketchum, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and the splatterpunk classic OFF SEASON, reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “So you think you’ve seen it all? Every conceivable scenario for world-wide Apocalypse? Think again. SUFFER THE CHILDREN is an audacious new take on the ultimate endgame, tense enough so that you can almost hear the clock ticking. It’s about motherly love and garbage, blood and paternity and what actually might be the nature of death. And Craig DiLouie balances these elements with a sure, steady hand.

That’s high praise from one of horror’s top voices. Thanks, Jack!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be released by Simon & Schuster/Permuted Press on May 20, 2014. Learn more here. Read reviews from other authors here.
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February 13, 2014

THE RETREAT by Craig DiLouieAstraDaemon of Zombiephiles.com reviewed the first episode of THE RETREAT, the new apocalyptic series of novellas by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, and writes, “DiLouie + McKinney + Knight = Awesome! The story wastes no time pulling readers into the middle of a horrific viral outbreak in Boston … I immediately had flashbacks to the brutality of TOOTH AND NAIL and the desperation of DEAD CITY … The infected provided some terrifying entertainment that I hope to see more of in the series.”

Thanks, AstraDaemon!

Click here to read the complete review.
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January 31, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouiePeter Clines, author of -14- and the EX-HEROES series, is a good friend and somebody I admire for his rise from small press to Random House. The sky’s the limit for this guy.

Peter was kind enough to read SUFFER THE CHILDREN, my new horror novel coming out from Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press in May 2014, and called it “the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. SUFFER THE CHILDREN is one of those horribly beautiful, terrifying books that unnerves you more and more as you come to realize how much of it is true.”

That’s great praise from one of the genre’s rising stars. Thanks, Peter!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be published by Simon & Schuster May 20, 2014. You can pre-order it now at BN.com, Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.

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January 3, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieJoe McKinney, author of THE SAVAGE DEAD and INHERITANCE, reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, my upcoming apocalyptic horror novel from Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press, and writes: “I’m a little embarrassed to say that Craig DiLouie made me cry with his latest, SUFFER THE CHILDREN. DiLouie has been steadily honing his craft for years, and I’ve read each book he’s written with growing admiration. But with SUFFER THE CHILDREN, he’s written something brutally honest and terrifying. As a reader, I found myself tearing through the pages, but as a parent, every page turned was like taking another piece of my heart. What a book! It will shake you to the core. I promise.”

That’s high praise from one of the genre’s most talented authors. Thanks, Joe!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be published by Simon & Schuster May 20, 2014. You can pre-order it at BN.com, Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.

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December 28, 2013

THE RETREAT by Craig DiLouieA Life in the Day blog reviewed THE RETREAT by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, and writes, “THE RETREAT brings a new twist to the zombie genre … The infection itself is one of the more diabolical that I’ve read … The story is fast-paced, with short chapters describing how the soldiers manage to survive while the whole of Boston crumbles around them, and I couldn’t read fast enough, trying to hold my breath as events quickly unfolded. A great beginning to the series, and I can’t wait to read more about the Pandemic. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.”

Thanks, Greg!

Read the complete review here.
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December 20, 2013

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieJacqueline Druga, author of THE FLU (Permuted Press), THEN CAME WAR and many more books, is one of the most prolific authors of apocalyptic fiction. She recently read an advance copy of SUFFER THE CHILDREN and says:

“Craig DiLouie is a master in the art of pulling at your heartstrings and yanking at your fears. SUFFER THE CHILDREN leaves you breathless with a fresh look at genre. Rich with believable characters that you’ll fall in love with. There is such a plethora of characters you will see yourself in one of them. It becomes real. You cheer, cringe and cry for them. The book starts out with a bang, draws you in, rips out your heart and leaves you hanging on every word. I had nightmares and don’t believe I have ever been so freaked out by a story. SUFFER THE CHILDREN truly demonstrates in a wicked and frightening way how far a parent will really go for their child. It is honest and hits a chord with anyone who is a parent. SUFFER THE CHILDREN made me stop and think, ‘What I would do in the same situation?’ If I were to sum up the book in four words … ‘Holy crap! It’s Awesome!’”

Thanks, Jackie!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN is coming from Simon & Schuster May 20, 2014. Click here to pre-order it at Amazon. Click here to pre-order it at Barnes & Noble.

December 13, 2013

THE RETREAT by Craig DiLouieSean T. Smith, author of the WRATH trilogy (Permuted Press), recently reviewed the first episode of THE RETREAT by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, calling it “dark and gritty … THE RETREAT kept me reading long into the night, and after I’d read the last line, maniacal, leering Klowns stalked my dreams. THE RETREAT hurtles along at a blinding pace rife with with well-drawn characters and firefights so intense I could hear the assault rifles hammering and smell Boston burning.”

Thanks, Sean!
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