Real-Time Reviews (DFL Dreamcatchers): supporting the known and unknown authors of good imaginative literature in a ground-breaking leitmotif / gestalt fashion from Nov 2008.

The list below shows all my reviews in 2013/15, continuing

the list that shows all my reviews from 2008 to 2012 HERE.

Reviews below also available in print: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/rtrs-as-books/ and their second copies are shown at http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/ or http://weirdmonger.blogspot.co.uk


January 2013: FIRST NOVEL and QUILT by Nicholas Royle (HERE.)

February 2013: DEHISCENCE by D. P. Watt

February 2013: The Last Gold of Decayed Stars by Colin Insole

February 2013: TALLEST STORIES by Rhys Hughes

February 2013: O Altítudo by Thomas STRØMSHOLT

February 2013: The Sea Change & Other Stories by Helen Grant

March 2013: THE NEW FATE by Jonathan Wood

March 2013: Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot*

March 2013: BFS JOURNAL Winter 2012 / 2013

March 2013: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN – Thomas Mann*

March 2013: Black Static #33 

March 2013: INTERZONE #245 

March 2013: ‘Onion Songs’ by Steve Rasnic Tem

April 2013: Star Kites – Mark Valentine

April 2013: The Madman of Tosterglope – Louis Marvick

April 2013: Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot*

April 2013: The Inmates – John Cowper Powys*

May 2013: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #43

May 2013: JANE – by PF Jeffery (on-going RTR)

May 2013: SPIN – by Nina Allan

May 2013: WHITSTABLE – Stephen Volk

May 2013: DEFEATED DOGS – Quentin S. Crisp

May 2013: Black Static #34 

May 2013: Interzone #246

June 2013: Orphans on Granite Tides – Adam S. Cantwell (not real-time)#

June 2013: The Quarry by Iain Banks.

June 2013: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce.

June 2013: The Adjacent by Christopher Priest.

July 2013: Virtue in Danger by Reggie Oliver. 

July 2013: Rustblind and Silverbright

July 2013: Black Static #35

July 2013: Interzone #247

July 2013: dada gnosis by dt ghetu (a rtr with no words)

July 2013: Horror Without Victims – An Editor’s Commentary

August 2013: The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange by Rhys Hughes

August 2013: The Transfiguration of Mister Punch

September 2013: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #44

September 2013: Black Static #36

September 2013: Interzone #248

September 2013: The Light is Alone – Thomas Phillips

October 2013: Aornos by Avalon Brantley

October 2013: The Emperor’s Pavement by John Howard

October 2013: Cities and Thrones and Powers by John Howard

October 2013: The Art of Ventriloquism by AJ Kirby.

October 2013: THE MERCURY ANNUAL / PILGRIMS AT THE WHITE HORIZON by Michael Wyndham Thomas

October 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (a real-time novel taken back towards its static core)

November 2013: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #45

November 2013: The Burning Circus edited by Johnny Mains

November 2013: MEMBER by Michael Cisco

November 2013: The Young Dictator by Rhys Hughes

November 2013: Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver

November 2013: Report From The Interior by Paul Auster

November 2013: Elegies & Requiems by Colin Insole

25 Nov 2013: SABBATICESS – announcement

Dec 2013: The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (not real-time)

Dec 2013: Stoner by John Williams (not real-time)

December 2013: Transactions of the Flesh edited by D.P. Watt and Peter Holman

December 2013: Where Furnaces Burn by Joel Lane

December 2013: The Heaven Tree & Other Stories by Christopher Harman

December 2013 / January 2014: Crimewave 12: Hurts

January 2014: Black Static #37

January 2014: Interzone #249

January 2014: Delicate Toxins

January 2014: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #46

January 2014: Strange Tales IV

January 2014: Terror Tales of the Seaside

January 2014: Black Static #38

January 2014: Interzone #250

January 2014: Dogs With Their Eyes Shut by Paul Meloy

February 2014: MENACE by Gary Fry

February 2014: Finnegans Wake by James Joyce #

February 2014: BFS Journal #10

February 2014: Tales of the Grotesque by L.A. Lewis

February 2014: Flash in the Pantheon by Rhys Hughes

February 2014: THE GALAXY CLUB by Brendan Connell

February 2014: HERE WITH THE SHADOWS by Steve Rasnic Tem

March 2014: A Dead Church by Harold Billings

March 2014: Rhysop’s Fables

March 2014: Letters of Oblivion by Andrew Condous

March 2014: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by HP Lovecraft

March 2014: TRISTRAM SHANDY by Laurence Sterne.

March 2014: Black Static #39

March 2014: Interzone #251

March 2014: Every Short Story (1951-2012) by Alasdair Gray

March 2014: The Horror Fields edited by Matt Leyshon

April 2014: The Function Room: The Kollection by Matt Leyshon

April 2014: The Wide, Carnivorous Sky & Other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan

April 2014: Mr. Gaunt and other uneasy encounters by John Langan

April 2014: Journeys Beyond Advice – Rhys Hughes

April 2014: North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud

May 2014: Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #47

May 2014: The Dark Return of Time by R.B. Russell

May 2014: Black Static #40

May 2014: Cold Turkey – Carole Johnstone

May 2014: Descended Suns Resuscitate by Avalon Brantley

May 2014: The Moon King – Neil Williamson

May 2014: Interzone #252

Interim reviews during a summer 2014 sabbatical:

Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon – Thomas Pynchon pinched my next novel.

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann – momentous and monumental

American Pastoral by Philip Roth – genes with their gloves off

Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth – a seriously adult book about a puppeteer

This Boy by Alan Johnson

THE SPECTRAL LINK by Thomas Ligotti

ORFEO by Richard Powers


Tomorrow being 1st September, I intend to resume my daily real-time reviews of Rhys Hughes’ ‘Flash in the Pantheon’ flash fictions and ‘Rhysop’s Fables’ together with my on-going Dreamcatching of books purchased during my now completed sabbatical.

Summonings – Ron Weighell

Burnt Black Suns – Simon Strantzas

Strange Gateways – Simon Kurt Unsworth

Fearful Symmetries – Edited by Ellen Datlow

Ana Kai Tangata – Scott Nicolay

Harvesting the Moon – Ursula Pflug

Infra Noir – Zagava: Ex Occidente Press

Malingerer – Thomas Phillips

The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies – Clark Ashton Smith


Black Static 41 & 42, Interzone 253 & 254

Oct 2014

Captains Stupendous – Rhys Hughes

The Lunar Tickle by Rhys Hughes

The Grimscribe’s Puppets – A Season in Carcosa : two books edited by Joe Pulver

After the Fires – Stories by Ursula Pflug

Horror Uncut’: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease

The Stream & The Torrent by Brian Howell

The Monk’s Bible by Harold Billings

(J by Howard Jacobson and The Children Act by Ian McEwan: here)

The Sound of White Ants by Brian Howell

The King In Yellow – by Robert W. Chambers

November 2014
Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #48 & 49


Interzone 255 – Black Static 43

Year’s Best Weird Fiction – Volume One

AREA X – Jeff VanderMeer

December 2014

In the Land of Time – Lord Dunsany

DREAMS of OURSELVES (anthology)

BFS Journal #12

BFS Journal #13

Encounters – Early Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

Wraiths by Mark Valentine

A Distillate of Heresy by Damian Murphy

Revival by Stephen King

January 2015

Kafka in Brontëland by Tamar Yellin

At The Hairdresser’s – Anita Brookner

Bone Idle in the Charnel House by Rhys Hughes

Orpheus on the Underground by Rhys Hughes

‘Ancient Sorceries’ and other chilling tales – by Algernon Blackwood

Interzone #256

Black Static #44

This Thing Called Literature by Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle

The Race – Nina Allan

February 2015

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Master of Clouds – Howard Stephen Watts

Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #50

Thirty Tributes to Calvino – Rhys Hughes

Rupetta by N.A. Sulway

March 2015

Nemonymous Night

My Six Novellas

The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Three Impostors – Arthur Machen

The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Sensorama edited by Allen Ashley

Black Static #45 / Interzone #257

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

April 2015

ONLY CONNECT collaborations by DF and Gordon Lewis

The Lustre of Time by John Howard

OUT STACK and other places by Gary Couzens

Strange Tales V  (Tartarus)

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

Bastards of the Absolute – Adam S. Cantwell

Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe

The Haunter of the Dark – HP Lovecraft

The Sacred Fount by Henry James

May 2015

Splinters of Horn and Ivory – Thomas Strømsholt

Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay


THE FAMILIAR – Mark Z. Danielewski

Interzone 258 / Black Static 46

Romances of the White Day

THE STRANGERS and other writings By Robert Aickman

Aickman’s Heirs

The Imperishable Sacraments by Damian Murphy

June 2015

The Infusorium – Jon Padgett

DREAMCATCHER by Stephen King

The King in Yellow Tales, Vol. 1 by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.


July 2015

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

THEBOYWHOplayedWITHSHADOWS by Quentin S. Crisp

golem of bucharest by Andrew Condous

EXTINCTION by Thomas Bernhard

The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

Seven NIGHTJAR PRESS publications (Alison Moore, Conrad Williams, Hilary Scudder, Elizabeth Stott, Tom Fletcher, David Rose, Christopher Kenworthy).

THE SATYR & Other Tales by Stephen J. Clark

A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli

In The Lovecraft Museum by Steve Rasnic Tem

Wylding Hall – Elizabeth Hand

A Head Full Of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay

August 2015

The Nameless Dark – T. E. Grau

The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob

Gateways to Abomination by Matthew M. Bartlett

Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

Cannibals of West Papua By Brendan Connell


The above regularly updated list continues HERE


Most of the above real-time reviews can be purchased in printed book form HERE

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