The Hawler: the Sky’s Limit

MY GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS OF SUCH AN AUTHOR NOW CRYSTALLISED IN PRINT: Details of these books can be found HERE, including the books with my reviews of Black Static and Interzone. =========================================================== The authors covered by these books, alphabetic by forename: Adam Golaski, Adam Nevill, Adam S. Cantwell, Alasdair Gray, Albert Power, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, […]

Some Author-Specific Gestalt Review Books

See here: for following Gestalt review author-specified books: Colin Insole, John Howard, the VanderMeer Anthologies, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Rhys Hughes, Damian Murphy, Tristam Shandy, Thomas Ligotti, Caitlin R Kiernan, Reggie Oliver, Nicholas Royle, R.B. Russell, Rosalie Parker, Nina Allan, Joel Lane, Mark Samuels, Finnegans Wake, Ursula Pflug, Clarice Lispector, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur […]

Out of the Dark – Steve Rasnic Tem

. A STORYBOOK OF HORRORS Crossroad Press 2018 (Centipede Press 2016) My previous reviews of Steve Rasnic Tem: My previous review of a Centipede Press book, Singularity and Other Stories by Melanie Tem: When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…


Rolling links to the Book Reviews by Des Lewis during 2019 The Complete Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (Part Two) The Dinosaur Tourist by Caitlín R. Kiernan Interzone 278 Black Static 66 The Bellboy by Rebecca Lloyd Ancient Cities by Jonathan Wood The Sorrows and the Furies by Thomas Strømsholt The Metapheromenoi by Brendan Connell Ice […]


HAWLISM: the gestalt of gestalt. (Scientology, literally the knowledge of knowledge…) Among many many others, the gestalt or holism of Flannery O’Connor, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, Truman Capote, Thomas Ligotti, Malcolm Lowry, HP Lovecraft, Robert Aickman, John Cowper Powys, GK Chesterton, Paul Auster, Brian Aldiss, Silvina Ocampo, Avalon Brantley, Quentin S. Crisp, Brian Howell, […]


NAVIGATION & BACKSTORY “The one essential reviewer.” – Justin Isis (1 Aug 18) It's a privilege to be reviewed by @DF_Lewis — Nicholas Royle (@nicholasroyle) March 12, 2018 ^^^^^^ THE GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS . Träumtrawler, Hawler & Dreamcatcher . D.F. Lewis: consumer and reviewer of all forms of definably ‘hyper-imaginative’ fiction in English. . […]