Gestalt’s Bests for 2016

So many works were reviewed this year and therefore it was a very difficult choice below. Meanwhile, all the works were in themselves remarkable by being on this 2016 reviewing list in the first place. ———————– THE DREAMCATCHER BOOK AWARDS FOR 2016 STORY: White Light, White Heat by Adam L. G. Nevill NOVEL: The Gradual […]


A complete list of links to real-time reviews that were started in 2013 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 […]


A complete list of links to real-time reviews that were started in 2011 (2 Jan 11): Full Dark, No Stars – by Stephen King   (14 Jan 11): War With The Newts (Karel Capek); The Best of Alan Coren (1980): The ark Tower I (Stephen King)   (21 Jan 11): BFS Journal (Winter 2010) – […]

Mann and Pynchon

Yesterday, I finished reading the uniquely momentous and monumental Mann’s ‘Doctor Faustus’. My thumbnail thoughts about it HERE. Dead Tooth, Sea-Maid, Young Echo and Germany’s two World Wars in palimpsest. And its accompanying lamentatory music. I am continuing the reading of the massive ‘Against the Day’ by Thomas Pynchon. For anyone who enjoys SF like […]

Crimewave 12: HURTS

TTA Press Stories by Melanie Tem, Simon Avery, Stephen Volk, Antony Mann, Janice Law, Joel Lane, Stephen Bacon, Tim Lees, James Cooper, Christopher Priest, Danny Rhodes, Steven J. Dines, Ray Cluley and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Paperback: 240 pages. Received as part of my subscription. “Books I’m led to by other books, strings of books, excitation […]


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: and their […]


Links to the Book Reviews by Des Lewis during 2016 The Complete Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton Animal Money by Michael Cisco (unfinished review) Ruination in Bloom by Charles Schneider Collected Fiction of Leena Krohn (Doña Quixote and Other Citizens. Portrait) Welcome to the Arms Race by Justin Isis Slade House by David Mitchell […]