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04 Feb 2019 Ocean, lobsters and blood!

A great review of THE ISLE to kick off the week: "I loved this book and the descriptive way that John C. Foster writes. I felt like I was there in every scene, seeing, feeling and smelling (ocean, lobsters, oysters even...

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01 Feb 2019 Ink Heist Interview Part 1

A few weeks back I had a wonderful (and long) interview with Shane Keene and Rich Duncan at Ink Heist. I dropped Shan'e intro below and at the end you'll find the link to Part 1 of the interview. We had a blast. "Hey people! I...

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26 Jan 2019 24 Bottles of Blood – Best of 2018

The Isle was included on this excellent Best of 2018 list - a list which included several of my own favorites from last year. To find The Isle included on a list with Laird Barron's Blood Standard or James A. McLaughlin's Bearskin blows my mind....

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25 Jan 2019 Lovely Horrible Reviews!

Frank Michaels Errington had this to say about The Isle at Horrible Reviews: "I enjoyed the way Foster would withhold secrets, reveling them at just the right moment. The story of the curse on The Isle was formidable.  In some ways, this is a literary work.  In others,...

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24 Jan 2019 Otto’s Shrunken Head!

We had an incredible turn out at A Night of Dark Fiction, my first ever reading at a Tiki Bar. I played MC and read first from The Isle, followed by Karen Heuler and Nick Kaufmann reading from their new books. We played trivia games...

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24 Jan 2019 Sometimes the folk tales are all too real

"What a unique, scary story. The atmosphere in this book is so real, I felt as though I could smell the sea, and the tension at times was almost claustrophobic. It reminded me of watching those great old European horror movies at the all night...

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24 Jan 2019 The Isle is among good company

The Isle finds itself on a 'best reads of 2018 list' alongside some incredible books and writers. I'm humbled. "Foster creates a memorable atmosphere and a perfect balance of folk horror and noir in The Isle  and it’s a book that will appeal to any dark fiction fan....

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23 Jan 2019 Cedar Hollow takes on The Isle

Cedar Hollow Reviews had this to say about THE ISLE: "The Isle is an atmospheric murder mystery wrapped in a curse. The boat ride out to the island is claustrophobic foreboding at its finest. The dread is evident from the get go. I thought the...

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14 Jan 2019 Kaufmann on The Isle

Nick Kaufmann, author of 100 Fathoms Below, had this to say in his review of The Isle: "John C. Foster has written an exceptional gothic mystery, heightened by an atmosphere of ancient New England fishing towns, Puritan folklore, storm-tossed seas, and the secrets that lay...

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14 Jan 2019 Dread!

Tony Tremblay, author of The Moore House had these kind words in a review of The Isle: "Holy cow, this book is nothing like I thought it was going to be based on the cover (mindless fun - giant lobster eats people). Instead, it was...

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