Somebody once told me that the only review that should upset you is a three star where the review amounts to “eh.” Well, The Void is not that. People either love it or hate it. There is no inbetween. So far more people love it, so that’s good. Most interesting criticism so far? Not the typos (it’s called an unedited advance copy for a reason). Definitely the science. Scientists have been debating the gravitational effects of anti-matter for the last hundred years, and yet the number 1 criticism by people who didn’t like the book is the one sentence on anti-gravity and anti-matter. OK, guys, it’s a stretch, but it’s not THAT BIG of one.
Anywho, thanks to everyone who has already shared how much they love the book. I’ve included some of those reviews below.
“Talley follows Stoker finalist That Which Should Not Be with another tale of cosmic horror. This tale of aliens preying on humanity stands out from the crowd thanks to the strength of Talley’s prose and creative imagination.” - Publishers Weekly.
“With THE VOID, Brett J. Talley guides us out to the vastness of space and deep into the landscape of nightmare. Talley gives us elegant prose that whispers unspeakable horrors. Highly recommended.” - Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of ASSASSIN’S CODE and DEAD OF NIGHT
“A cosmically magnificent piece of dark science fiction. Talley is a gifted story teller. Every word is an inevitable piece derived from a past dream, and every sentence, a haunting insinuation of what might come next.” - Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award winning author of BLACK & ORANGE and BOTTLED ABYSS.
“The Void is one of the best horror novels that I’ve read this year, hands down. It is a vast improvement on That Which Should Not Be and firmly establishes Brett Talley as an author to watch out for in the future.” - Starburst Magazine