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

August 7, 2015

I was happy to see SUFFER THE CHILDREN be read as Book #8 in the NIAFABO blog’s 100-book reading challenge:

“An interesting take on the zombie/vampire apocalypse story. DiLouie’s story had a clear voice, and even though you knew where the story was headed, you found yourself hoping that somehow things would turn around. The way that the parents and society seemed to deteriorate along with the innocence and humanity of the children was chilling and compelling. The book asked the question of just how far parents would be willing to go for their children and their families, and it did not disappoint … Ultimately satisfying.”

Thanks for that review! Click here to read it.

July 17, 2015

Kwips & Kritiques recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “Craig DiLouie has put a new spin on the vampire legend, crafting a tale that exemplifies horror at its finest … If you are looking for a creepy thriller sure to provoke nightmares, then SUFFER THE CHILDREN is right up your alley! Highly recommended!”

Thank you for your kind review!

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July 3, 2015

Dee’s Book Blog recently reviewed the audiobook edition of SUFFER THE CHILDREN (narrated by the great RC Bray), writing, “It is very rare that I need to pause listening to a book mid-way through for a mental break, but Craig DiLouie’ SUFFER THE CHILDREN made me do just that … I was so invested in what happened to the different characters that hearing what happened to them made me sit in my car in shock for a good 20 minutes one day.”

It’s the first book review I’ve gotten that included a public health warning that the novel will induce nightmares. As a horror author, I’ll take that as a badge of honor.

Check out the complete review here.
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March 27, 2015

DeadEndFollies.com recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, saying the novel “draws a clear portrait of how a loving parent can turn into a monster for all the wrong reasons. SUFFER THE CHILDREN offers plenty of gore and spectacular horror scenes, but its the psychological accuracy of such a disaster scenario that makes it such a terrifying novel …

“SUFFER THE CHILDREN is absolutely harrowing, so emotionally demanding that it becomes physically exhausting, it’s convincing as all hell. I don’t think it’s a novel that’s meant to be enjoyed in the traditional sense of the term. It’s meant to challenge you, test your empathy against difficult fictional scenarios and open up your perspective about the end of the world. If you thought that THE STAND was some kind of ultimate apocalyptic horror scenario, you’ve haven’t experienced the real deal yet.”

Wow. Thanks, Ben!

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February 20, 2015

HorrorBlogger reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “It’s not often that a book actually haunts me … In SUFFER THE CHILDREN, DiLouie has crafted a story of not insignificant excellence.”

Thanks, Dawn!

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February 6, 2015

Hayley Knighten’s BooksAreDelicious.com reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “Like a car crash, SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouie is tragic and horrifying, but no matter how much you may want to, you simply cannot look away … intelligent, terrifying, and unique … not only one of the most original vampire tales I’ve read, it is one of the best horror novels that I have come across in a long time.”

Thanks, Hayley!

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January 16, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieUp and coming horror author and poet Stephanie Wytovich recently blogged she’d read 52 books in 2014, and SUFFER THE CHILDREN was her favorite read of the year. Have you read it yet?

January 8, 2015

THE INFECTION by Craig DiLouieHorror After Dark named THE INFECTION as one of the top 10 horror reads of 2014, calling it “zombie apocalypse on steroids … an excellent, gripping read.”

Thanks, Paul! I’m glad you enjoyed the read.

Check out the list here.

January 6, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieMichel Michael Sabourin of The Shelf Life Podcast recently named SUFFER THE CHILDREN his top read of 2014, including in his top five THE PASSAGE (Justin Cronin), HORNS (Joe Hill), READY PLAYER ONE (Ernest Cline) and GONE GIRL (Gillian Flynn).

Thanks, Michael!

Check out the original review podcast here.

December 31, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieThe lovely and talented horror poet/author Stephanie Wytovich recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN for NamelessDigest.com, writing:

“SUFFER THE CHILDREN gives readers the unique ability of becoming one of the characters in the book. Page after page, readers will question themselves … It’s our lives and experiences that shape us into the people that we are, but it’s not until everything is taken from us, when everything disappears and we’re staring down the barrel of a gun, that we find out what we’re actually made of. Man or monster, monster or man? This novel asks if there’s a difference between the two, and if there is, if we have the ability to separate one from the other when it comes down to family, when it comes down to love.”

Thanks, Stephanie!

Click here to read the complete review.
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