A Fall of Leaves (short story in Ravenwood #2)
Personal communication from Editor Travis NeiderAn instant classic.
The Yellow House
Amazon/Good Reads Review by Rick PowellThis is how it should be done! Only 43 pages but leaves you wanting more. DJ Tyrer does a fantastic job with this story. I rank this up there with Karl Edward Wagner's "The Rivers of Nights Dreaming" and James Blish's "More Light". I see a shadow of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" in bits throughout. Robert W. Chambers would be proud to see his legacy handed down to such a gifted writer. The obvious tone of sexuality that flows in some chapters, gives it just the right effect that KEW would admire. I cannot wait if this is re-released in paperback.
Reviewed On The Arkham Digest BlogI found that Tyrer succeeded in creating one of the most perfect King In Yellow stories I have had the pleasure of reading. The Yellow House is a masterful piece, with a surreal tone and the perfect atmosphere to go with it. It is definitely a story I can see myself reading multiple times - read the entire review.
Cited as a 'must read' King In Yellow book: I guess it is rather cruel of me to put this one here, since this novella was printed in an extremely limited release by Jordan Krall's Dunhams Manor Press (an imprint of Dynatox Ministries), yet I truly love this book and would feel even more wrong leaving it off the list. Maybe it will be reprinted one day, or find it's way into e-book land, so keeps your eyes peeled.
Online Comments by Jason Wayne AllenAbsolutely gorgeous story. A sort of gentleman's, quiet horror story, with just the right smidgen of modern perversity.The bit where the little girl is talking about how nice it'd be to drown in a particular lake was beautifully morbid. After I'd finished The Yellow House, I read The Deep Dogs in Cthulhu Haiku, and liked it. I'm sure you'd make Chambers or Lovecraft proud. I'm a fan, can't wait to read more from you.
D.J. Tyrer is also a favorite of mine. Recently read The Yellow House (Published by Dunhams Manor, a Dynatox Ministries imprint) and was floored. Great, creepy gentleman’s horror story with some great deviant modern subversion.
Online Comment by Jeremy MadduxI just finished reading The Yellow House and loved the entropy of it.
Online Comment by Justin SteeleOne of the best King In Yellow stories I've had the pleasure of reading. DJ Tyrer delivers an atmospheric and surreal novella that is sure to captivate readers of mysterious, decadent fiction.
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Online Comment by Pedro ProencaJust read The Yellow House. One of the best books I've read this year.
Amazon Review by Jason Wayne AllenI first discovered DJ Tyrer's work with The Yellow House, a limited edition chap book from Dunhams Manor Press (a weird fiction imprint of Jordan Krall's Dynatox Ministries) and being into Chamber's Carcosa mythos and the work of Joseph Pulver, Sr. I *had* to read it and The Yellow House did not disappoint. There was a pervasive creepiness to the book that channeled the gentlemen of weird fiction of day's past. The book was haunting...and this new story, Acting Strangely conveys the same creepy vibe.
Acting Strangely is a King in Yellow story which springs from the premise of, someone reads the Play and goes insane. This time a successful actor reads it, and attempts to 're-write and direct The King in Yellow into a TV movie and the results are as horrifying as they are revelatory.
You will notice I had the honor of blurbing this book and I've shared a TOC with Tyrer, but don't think this biased. With his infamous Yellow Site, creepy style, and dedication to weird fiction, DJ Tyrer is a writer and voice to look out for. This guy is good.