The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews

The Forgotten Fiction online magazine features book reviews of quality written works that have been out for at least 60 days & previews of upcoming unreleased titles.

Our special focus is on detailed reviews of Small Press and Fine Press Limited Editions that feel heavy in the hand, though we review works of fiction from any publisher.

Each book review has one rule: we feature The Forgotten Fiction Grade, Yea or Nay, as a recommendation to pick up the book…or let it be forgot. And we have a fiction-themed Wood Shop too!

The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews

The Forgotten Fiction online magazine features book reviews of quality written works that have been out for at least 60 days & previews of upcoming unreleased titles.

Our special focus is on detailed reviews of Small Press and Fine Press Limited Editions that feel heavy in the hand, though we review works of fiction from any publisher.

Each book review has one rule: we feature The Forgotten Fiction Grade, Yea or Nay, as a recommendation to pick up the book…or let it be forgot. And we have a fiction-themed Wood Shop too!

“The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written.

“All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin.”

V for Vendetta, By Alan Moore & David Lloyd

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Nat Cassidy’s Mary: An Awakening of Terror

Nat Cassidy’s Mary: An Awakening of Terror

Nat Cassidy's Mary: An Awakening of Terror - After losing her job in New York, a chance call brings Mary back to her hometown to take care of her sick aunt Nadine. However, this is not a welcome change of pace as Mary has been suffering in silence from ghastly visions of her own body decaying and the town brings up painful memories from the past. It does not help that...

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The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions

The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions

The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions deliver the seminal follow-up to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s last Sherlock Holmes tale, “The Adventure of the Creeping Man,” and both the Neil Gaiman novella and the letterpress treatment of the stories by Areté are pure gold! The Case of Death and Honey: The Numbered Edition by Areté may be the finest, most...

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Dissonant Harmonies Book Review

Dissonant Harmonies Book Review

Dissonant Harmonies Book Review:  For Dissonant Harmonies, Bev Vincent and Brian Keene come together for a unique concept on their novella published by Cemetery Dance. It is, in fact, two novellas – one written by each author to a playlist selected by the other. Both authors having discovered that they enjoy writing to music, the idea was born that they would choose a...

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Barbara Comyns’ Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954)

Barbara Comyns’ Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954)

Barbara Comyns' Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954) - Misery and Malice in a Small Village - The Willoweed family life is defined by misery made worse under the scrupulous eye of an embittered matriarch, Grandma Willoweed. The cranky and controlling woman holds power over the family through an inheritance that they are dependent upon. Her son, Ebin, takes her abuse...

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Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering

Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering

Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering; told through an experimental narrative, a young mother on the verge of death is visited by the voice of a young boy asking to scan her memories, to find when the 'worms' first appeared. Spoiler Warning* For The Fever Dream Book Review This leads the woman, Amanda, to recount the last few days at a...

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Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources

Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources

Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources are all fun things coming to fruition, as is a new drive for 1000 followers on Facebook and Twitter:  Facebook.com/theforgottenfiction/, Twitter.com/ForgottenFicti2. So we are here in the second quarter of 2022 and three interviews kicked off the year! I am happy to say they are now on YouTube and their own page on...

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Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories

Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories

Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories, and I had the opportunity to review the latest book written by Mark Aronovitz and published by Cemetery Dance compiled during the COVID-19 lockdown of short stories that could be easily described as the adult equivalent of Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. The following book review of Dancing with...

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361 By Donald E. Westlake: Unique, Hard-Hitting Brilliance

361 By Donald E. Westlake: Unique, Hard-Hitting Brilliance

361 By Donald E. Westlake: unique, hard-hitting brilliance brings hard-boiled gritty noir down an alley that you cannot leave until the book is done. Hard Case Crime thankfully brings many treasures like 361 back to the forefront of fiction on today’s market. Personally, despite loving crime, mystery, and hard-boiled fiction, I had yet to read a novel of Donald...

read more
Hye-Young Pyun’s The Hole (2017) – Trapped in Ones Mind

Hye-Young Pyun’s The Hole (2017) – Trapped in Ones Mind

After a car crash, Ogi awakens to find himself barely alive, caught in a vegetative state unable to communicate or move. After learning from the doctors that his wife did not survive the crash his sole surviving family member, his mother-in-law, begins to take care of his every need. However, when she discovers her daughter's notes that point to past transgressions of...

read more
Dune & Frank Herbert Immortalized By Centipede Press

Dune & Frank Herbert Immortalized By Centipede Press

Dune & Frank Herbert immortalized by Centipede Press in a limited edition that creates a uniquely bold, intricate, imaginative, and sharp book, a true work of art – illustrated by Mark Molnar – befitting a masterpiece that is one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time. There are few works as grandiose, moving, tragic and exhilarating as Frank Herbert’s...

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Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review

Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review

Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review Written By Lisa Lebel Jean Luc & Anna Lise : A Novel of The Napoleonic Wars, by A.G. Cullen is a harrowing tale following three main characters through the harsh realities of the French Revolution. The following Book Review of Jean-Luc & Anna Lise has Spoilers* The novel opens with Jean-Luc and his dearest...

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Ha Seong-Nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow

Ha Seong-Nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow

Ha Seong-Nan's Bluebeard's First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow: selected as on of the top ten books of 2020 in Publishers Weekly, Ha Seong-nan's "Bluebeard's First Wife" is the second collection of stories from the South Korean Author to be translated to English. The previous collection, "Flowers of Mold", set the stage for an author who dives into misery with an...

read more
Nat Cassidy’s Mary: An Awakening of Terror

Nat Cassidy’s Mary: An Awakening of Terror

Nat Cassidy's Mary: An Awakening of Terror - After losing her job in New York, a chance call brings Mary back to her hometown to take care of her sick aunt Nadine. However, this is not a welcome change of pace as Mary has been suffering in silence from ghastly visions of her own body decaying and the town brings up painful memories from the past. It does not help that...

read more
The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions

The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions

The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman A+ Areté Editions deliver the seminal follow-up to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s last Sherlock Holmes tale, “The Adventure of the Creeping Man,” and both the Neil Gaiman novella and the letterpress treatment of the stories by Areté are pure gold! The Case of Death and Honey: The Numbered Edition by Areté may be the finest, most...

read more
Dissonant Harmonies Book Review

Dissonant Harmonies Book Review

Dissonant Harmonies Book Review:  For Dissonant Harmonies, Bev Vincent and Brian Keene come together for a unique concept on their novella published by Cemetery Dance. It is, in fact, two novellas – one written by each author to a playlist selected by the other. Both authors having discovered that they enjoy writing to music, the idea was born that they would choose a...

read more
Barbara Comyns’ Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954)

Barbara Comyns’ Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954)

Barbara Comyns' Who has Changed and Who has Died (1954) - Misery and Malice in a Small Village - The Willoweed family life is defined by misery made worse under the scrupulous eye of an embittered matriarch, Grandma Willoweed. The cranky and controlling woman holds power over the family through an inheritance that they are dependent upon. Her son, Ebin, takes her abuse...

read more
Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering

Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering

Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream (2014) Floating In and Out of Suffering; told through an experimental narrative, a young mother on the verge of death is visited by the voice of a young boy asking to scan her memories, to find when the 'worms' first appeared. Spoiler Warning* For The Fever Dream Book Review This leads the woman, Amanda, to recount the last few days at a...

read more
Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources

Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources

Q2 Announcement Schedule + Interviews & Resources are all fun things coming to fruition, as is a new drive for 1000 followers on Facebook and Twitter:  Facebook.com/theforgottenfiction/, Twitter.com/ForgottenFicti2. So we are here in the second quarter of 2022 and three interviews kicked off the year! I am happy to say they are now on YouTube and their own page on...

read more
Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories

Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories

Dancing with the Tombstones is a delicious anthology of short stories, and I had the opportunity to review the latest book written by Mark Aronovitz and published by Cemetery Dance compiled during the COVID-19 lockdown of short stories that could be easily described as the adult equivalent of Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. The following book review of Dancing with...

read more
361 By Donald E. Westlake: Unique, Hard-Hitting Brilliance

361 By Donald E. Westlake: Unique, Hard-Hitting Brilliance

361 By Donald E. Westlake: unique, hard-hitting brilliance brings hard-boiled gritty noir down an alley that you cannot leave until the book is done. Hard Case Crime thankfully brings many treasures like 361 back to the forefront of fiction on today’s market. Personally, despite loving crime, mystery, and hard-boiled fiction, I had yet to read a novel of Donald...

read more
Hye-Young Pyun’s The Hole (2017) – Trapped in Ones Mind

Hye-Young Pyun’s The Hole (2017) – Trapped in Ones Mind

After a car crash, Ogi awakens to find himself barely alive, caught in a vegetative state unable to communicate or move. After learning from the doctors that his wife did not survive the crash his sole surviving family member, his mother-in-law, begins to take care of his every need. However, when she discovers her daughter's notes that point to past transgressions of...

read more
Dune & Frank Herbert Immortalized By Centipede Press

Dune & Frank Herbert Immortalized By Centipede Press

Dune & Frank Herbert immortalized by Centipede Press in a limited edition that creates a uniquely bold, intricate, imaginative, and sharp book, a true work of art – illustrated by Mark Molnar – befitting a masterpiece that is one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time. There are few works as grandiose, moving, tragic and exhilarating as Frank Herbert’s...

read more
Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review

Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review

Jean-Luc & Anna Lise by A.G. Cullen Book Review Written By Lisa Lebel Jean Luc & Anna Lise : A Novel of The Napoleonic Wars, by A.G. Cullen is a harrowing tale following three main characters through the harsh realities of the French Revolution. The following Book Review of Jean-Luc & Anna Lise has Spoilers* The novel opens with Jean-Luc and his dearest...

read more
Ha Seong-Nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow

Ha Seong-Nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow

Ha Seong-Nan's Bluebeard's First Wife: 11 Tales of Everyday Sorrow: selected as on of the top ten books of 2020 in Publishers Weekly, Ha Seong-nan's "Bluebeard's First Wife" is the second collection of stories from the South Korean Author to be translated to English. The previous collection, "Flowers of Mold", set the stage for an author who dives into misery with an...

read more

What Is The Forgotten Fiction All About?

 

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If You Want To Know A Little More About How The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews Magazine Is Different & Our Mission . . .

We are really trying to achieve two main goals here at The Forgotten Fiction Book Reviews:

  1. To bolster every author who puts out a work of fiction long after the initial buzz that accompanied its release and to bolster small press and fine press publishers that make works of art out of the books we love. For newer books, the 60+ day thin is something that is usually left to an expensive public relations manager or company and even with all of their powers of marketing / PR are limited in where they can place the book months after its launch. We also focus on limited edition and small press publications, like Hard Case Crime and Suntup Editions, that are also reviewed for their physical beauty, as well as the work’s literary art and often illustrations, so long as the initial work has been out 60 days.
  2. We love books of fiction and as readers we have too little time to read ALL of the books that fall onto our tentative To-Read List. The Forgotten Fiction hopes that with our Yea or Nay stamp, we can definitively give our unbiased opinion to you as a recommendation to aid your decision to move a book from The Stack and onto, or off of, your Must-Read List. Goodreads is fantastic, we practically live in it, but at TFF we feel that we supplement Goodreads in three vital areas. We have professional writers giving an in-depth review of each work of fiction, and the reviewers at TFF work hard to earn your trust; we also do not bother with ratings, because we give you a clear answer as to whether we think you should read the book or not; and for our small press book reviews, we review the myriad physical aspects that make up the finer editions of the written works.

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