Posted at 1:49 am
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....
Posted at 4:34 pm
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,...
Posted at 10:53 pm
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...
Posted at 9:12 pm
"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...
Posted at 4:22 pm
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....
Posted at 7:34 pm
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...
Posted at 11:09 pm
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...
Posted at 10:24 pm
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...
Posted at 10:22 pm
I had a wonderful time reading from The Isle at Noir at the Bar, Providence, with a standing room only crowd. Barry Lee Dejasu put on one hell of an event on Saturday the 12th...
Posted at 1:27 pm
We've survived to the first Friday in 2019, huzzah! I'll be making appearances throughout the year, but would like to share the developing schedule as it is at present:
1/12 - Noir at the Bar in Providence, RI
1/17 - A Night of Dark Fiction in NYC