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

March 27, 2015 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!

Click here to read the complete review.

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 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!

Click here to read the complete review.

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, 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.

December 24, 2014

Donald at Beauty in Ruins named SUFFER THE CHILDREN as a top-10 read of 2014, writing, “Vampires meet “Children of the Corn”–excellent read.”

Thanks, Donald!

There are some other great books on the list by authors Stephanie Wytovich, Tim Curran and Armand Rosamilia.

Click here to see the list.

December 18, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig 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.)

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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’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.