Reviews of YES TRESPASSING . . . as quick as I can post 'em
THIS IS HORROR UK: "Absolute Greatness" & "a magnum opus of almost staggering proportions" "reminiscent of the works of Vandermeer, Burroughs, and Bradbury, but fully unique."
JOSH MALERMAN, Award-Winning, Bestselling author of Bird Box, Black Mad Wheel, and Unbury Carol called YES TRESPASSING "Electric."
UNNERVING MAGAZINE says
(like Caroline Says & Candy Says & Lisa Says):
"The stories read with an acidic note something akin to Chuck Palahniuk mixed with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...Between the gothic, urban, otherworldly, and the invisible in-between, Yes Trespassing is largely a success, and for the Martin Box tales, a major success. I am impressed wholly by Yes Trespassing, inside and out." Click the screen-shot below to read more.
CAT AFTER DARK features an interview with me and says: I have read much of Erik’s work prior to reading YES TRESPASSING, and enjoyed it all. Frankly, YES TRESPASSING blew me away. I was thrilled to learn that he has more planned for PI Martin Box and hope that all of you will purchase and read this stunning and eclectic collection." Link here:
A.E. SIRIAK says
" . . . you will find originality, good storytelling, and a compelling collection of tales."
Click the pic to the right for her review
PATRICK FREIVALD, 3-time Bram-Stoker award nominated author of Jade Sky, posted on Amazon.com "This stunning book collects Erik Johnson's short stories into a trippy mescaline-binge of truly superb fiction. Stories range from Shirley Jackson-esque narratives to neo-noir detective fiction but with talking rats and dogs (once you've figured out the trick) to head-scratchers that leave you thinking about them long into the night.
CHAD STROUP, author of Secrets of the Weird "Johnson has written a collection of stories that command attention, that demand multiple reads. I’m sure I’ll be returning to this book at least a couple more times in my lifetime." Read Stroup's full review at SUBVERTVIA.
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JOHN BODEN at GINGER NUTS OF HORROR: "Brilliance unfettered and unscarred by convention . . . Weird fiction at its gonzo best . . ."
"Imagine . . Mark Twain as possessed by the future spirit of Harlan Ellison. Those descriptors are both close to on the nose while also being as far away from what this is as I can confess. Johnson has an unmistakable voice and a keen eye for the off-kilter. He peoples his tales with realistic characters and earthy observations. . . "
FULL REVIEW HERE.
JOHN PALISANO, BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNER, SAYS:
Now, one really needs to get the physical copy, as there are so many details surrounding the text through art design to be appreciated and explored. The stories range from a series of noir tales that reminded a lot of William S. Burroughs . . . That being said, Erik T. Johnson is his own voice. Those other authors are used simply as references . . . It's like a lost beat collection . . . but through a time warp and a very New York lens. Loved it!
GEEKS OF DOOM includes Yes Trespassing on its recommended 2017 Halloween reads list, along with King, Joe Hill, Gaiman, and the like!
ROGER HITTS, a two-time United Press International columnist of the year journalist: "Erik T. Johnson is scaring up a big audience for his horror anthology YES TRESPASSING" Visit Highlight Hollywood for the full interview/review.
IMELDA O'REILLY, is an award-winning independent writer, filmmaker and producer. On Amazon.com, O'Reilly says '"Yes Trespassing' is a surreal, fantastical journey into the mind of the writer Erik T. Johnson. It harkens back to the French writer and poet, Comte de Lautréamont. The writing uses in-depth characterization and cutting humor giving this collection a biting edge! It's a hip, absurd rendition of horror at it's divine best. I highly recommend this brilliant collection to all and particularly for all horror lovers out there."
AUTUMN CHRISTIAN, author of Ecstatic Inferno writes on Amazon.com that
"Yes Trespassing is a book that won't easily yield its secrets, part mammoth magnum opus and part buried writings unearthed from some ancient attic, full of fantastical realism with horrors of an almost Lovecraftian opaqueness. If you like writers like Barthelme, Umberto Eco, Philip K. Dick, and Borges, then Yes Trespassing will probably appeal to you. Some moments of genuine humor and familiar warmth, with laugh-out-loud insights, strange tech, and worlds twisted upside down."
JOHN F.D. TAFF, author of Bram-Stoker nominated The End in All Beginnings
"No one writes a line like Erik T. Johnson. Oh I know it takes more than a line to make a great story. He does that..If your horizons are expanded somewhat beyond comfort, then Erik T. Johnson has done his job."
J. DANIEL STONE, author of Blood Kiss
"Erik T. Johnson is insanely gifted, and YES TRESPASSING is the proof. You can't get these stories out of your head."