Book Review: Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber

A treacherously quick read,Chasing the Dead: A Novel, follows the principal character for only a matter of hours. It unfolds like a tight horror movie and if it hasn't been optioned yet, it soon will be. It has a kidnapping, voodoo, zombie's and that kooky ultraviolence, that's so hot right now. I imagine that this author was tired of watching bad horror on the Sci Fi Channel and, like so many of us do, said to himself, "I can do better than that."

Luckily for Mr. Schreiber, he was right. The pacing of the book, makes this one a real nail biter. It doesn't require much effort (although at times, I found myself reading so fast, I skipped some passages and had to back up). Chasing was like that literary cliche of a rollercoaster ride. But kudos, it's an E ticket.

Next Book: London Calling, by Edward Bloor.


Joe said…

Thanks for reading the book! I'm really glad you liked it. If you're interested, check out my blog at There's a CHASING THE DEAD blog too, but I'm not too sure about the guy running it.

Sounds like the Stephen King event was pretty awesome. Wish I could've been there.
Anyhow, thanks again for the great review. If there's anything I can do to help out with your writing, please let me know!

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