Recent Reviews for Kristy M Tallman
The All-Soul's Faire Trade Paperback (Book) - 11/1/2008 8:21:58 PM|
Excellent writing! You are a gifted storyteller. This looks like a great, spooky read; something I won't be able to even touch at night.
I think I will buy it anyway.
The All-Soul's Faire Trade Paperback (Book) - 10/3/2007 4:35:03 AM
I received my copy of Kristy Tallman’s, The All – Souls Faire, a few days ago. Unfortunately ~ just at the time my life gets hectic for a few days. Thankfully that time has now passed and I had the fortunate chance to sit back for a few hours and delve into this book. I couldn’t be happier that I had the time to finish this in a sitting!! Welcome to a small town where the locals don’t take kindly to strangers peering into their town business. To be a local in a small town it takes something that goes way beyond just residing there – something of which Detective Cole Bryant is about to learn the hard way. Investigating murder takes a bit of puzzle solving and more than that when all the people in town don’t want the towns dirty laundry aired and leave you with only partial whisperings of town legends. Toss in a cursed mountain, cops that go by their own code, an eccentrically sadistic family, a goats head in a corpse, and an intriguing medical examiner (just to throw a couple of kinks in Cole’s way of course) and you have one hell (just about literally) of a tale. So my suggestion would be to pick up your copy during this wonderful autumn time, curl up in your favorite reading chair and sit back for a tale you may chose to use in the future to scare your children with details of the Hick’s family. Enjoy this horror tale that will keep you thinking about it, especially late at night…Sherri Kirbis - Reader in Lititz, PA
The All-Soul's Faire Trade Paperback (Book) - 8/12/2007 8:23:49 AM
What small town doesn't have homespun rumors and superstitions about its own dark, seedy underbelly? Uncovered layers of secrets masking sinister acts the likes of which would lead one to question the very existence of God - for how could He truly exist if such vile, pure evil is allowed to run wild and unchecked? Staring at the severed head of a goat placed snugly within the bowels of a petrified teenage corpse, Detective Cole Bryant begins to wonder the exact same thing...
And that's just the beginning.
The seemingly ritualistic murder of young Lisa Hicks sets off a series of increasingly bizarre events in the small town of Clifton Forge, each one threatening to unravel the web of lies and deceit within which the town's legacy rests. As more and more corpses are found, their deaths make less and less sense to Cole, who's left to wonder why, for some strange reason, everyone seems to know more than they're willing to say. Ultimately, his unflinching determination to know more leads him to the fabled North Mountain, source of the town's diabolical mystique, where the fate of countless lives hang in the balance - including that of Cole himself.
The All-Soul's Faire is a disturbingly compelling tale that reads much like a snuff film: despite how guilty it makes you feel to watch it, each new turn of the page fills you with a strangely satisfying curiosity. A master at framing the visual with words, Tallman's jarring depictions of ghouls and apparitions are so vivid that - despite your wishes to the contrary - you'll find them lingering with you long after you've put the book down. In fact, they'll haunt you to the point where, when you're all alone late at night, you'll remember all those old ghost stories told over S'mores on campfire-lit nights and wish you had never heard them.
No matter how searing the imagery she employs, though, the true power of Tallman's mind-bending tale lies in leaving you to wonder about the very nature of sin itself: when confronted with unmitigated temptation, do our base desires force us to act - or do they simply free us to do so? In keeping with that theme, Cole's quest for truth is actually a metaphor for the "missions" that fill our own everyday lives: despite our burning desire to know more, that very desire often leaves us unprepared to handle the truth about the very things we seek to find.
As thrilling as Koontz or Barker, and as suspenseful as Hitchcock at his best, The All-Soul's Faire is a delicious soliloquy to the world of horror that begs an encore.
An interview with horror author Kristy Tallman (Article) - 11/15/2007 1:41:20 PM
A Beacon Of Light (Poetry) - 11/9/2012 9:49:19 AM
An impressive and lovely poem. Great job done by Kristy M Tallman!
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 6:10:22 AM
whew I need a cigarette and i don't smoke--very sexy
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 5/29/2011 2:42:56 PM
aw, lovely. but...the light is never out...one must have open eyes. :)
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 1:07:41 AM
Interesting wording. Well-written.
Listen (Poetry) - 2/17/2011 6:54:51 PM
Silence--how precious silence is. I often wonder how the younger generation will get along not having listened to the silence of their own mind and the world around.
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 10/2/2010 3:17:45 AM
Broken In Two (Poetry) - 9/29/2010 6:07:13 AM
wow-loved this poem-I think i could listen to you read your poetry for hours-such a gift you have
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 2:44:32 AM
Very well done, Kristy.
Listening (Poetry) - 7/10/2009 11:45:30 PM
Thank you for your interesting poem---yes, dreams do have clues for our inner lives, for creative insight, and even for premonitions.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Paper (Poetry) - 5/15/2009 3:41:03 PM
Compelling and from your soul, Kristy. Thanks for sharing this.
Listening (Poetry) - 11/20/2008 9:30:24 AM
Hello Kristy. I read your poem, "Listening". I found it a sad, but beautiful piece of writing. Very lyrical! Best of luck. PLease feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 5/19/2008 1:47:47 PM
Tears wash away pain and love brings hope to us. Opening the door to our hearts to someone is always a joyful thing to do. Knowing not what it will bring, heartache or pain in future, we always take the chance. We do not always understand ourselves either and why we do the things we do.**********
Listening (Poetry) - 3/28/2008 11:12:38 AM
Are you looking for more out of life or wonderng about the future as most of us are doing. sounds like it in your poetry but I like your style. Keep up the good work
Listen (Poetry) - 3/28/2008 11:11:22 AM
Your words go on and on and in my mind that is a great talent and wish I had it. You are a supreme writer and should go far with your talent. God Bless
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 3/13/2008 12:20:47 PM
An air of mystique surrounds. "A knocking upon her proverbial door". The winds of change will usher anew, for her to view. A story well told with a bold approach. Jon Michael Willey
Paper (Poetry) - 2/15/2008 12:29:15 PM
Your pain comes through this poem in a beautiful way, causing the reader to empathize with you.
Momma Please Don't Cry (Song) (Poetry) - 2/15/2008 12:26:49 PM
This is beautiful. It speaks deeply of the grief a mother feels/endures/lives when a child dies. I can empathize...
Listening (Poetry) - 2/15/2008 12:24:19 PM
Ouch! My heart beats in pain with this one... too much I love about this one to really break it down for my favorite part. It is a heartfelt beauty!
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 2/15/2008 12:22:43 PM
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 12/14/2007 12:42:41 AM
Beautiful and haunting write. Love your expression, Kristy
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 12/12/2007 3:47:10 AM
It's almost like a shot heard around the world. The pain or the joy that we carry is definitely contagious my friend. Be well and may Peace, Love and Blessings be with you Always, Paul.
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 12/11/2007 6:31:17 PM
Beautiful and a twinge of suspense, as the bell tolls its lonesome sound....
Why & What For... (Poetry) - 12/11/2007 7:20:22 AM
I like it,
Listening (Poetry) - 12/11/2007 7:17:38 AM
"no one hears my voice"
well we hear it now,nice write,some of us listen with our hearts,
Listen (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 12:45:47 AM
Kristy, this is very beautiful writing filled with sublime imagery and subliminal emotion. Excellent work.
Listen (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 6:05:33 PM
Wonderful imagery and meaning in the silence. Thank you, DL Mullan
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 10/24/2007 11:09:08 AM
A bunch of cliches mixed with abstract imagery resembling nothing specific. Well-played.
Paper (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 7:53:08 PM
Nicely written piece expressing all that lies within our hearts and souls, with one word that sums it all....
Hibernation (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 8:54:51 PM
How creative! You have managed to incorporate all of life's journey into one inspirational piece....
Hibernation (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 11:13:47 AM
Beautiful Kristy! Very well done.
Hibernation (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 6:11:54 AM
nice work...your thoughts are filled with the emotions of life, from life to tears to death...forgetting pain in seclusion is as the cold hibernation you write of...
Hibernation (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 5:57:30 AM
May the thaw find a new season of the heart.
Kristy this is a very moving beautiful poem,,
All Over Again (Poetry) - 10/15/2007 10:41:59 PM
Kristy, a very emotinal and spiritual work. the very nature of the human spirit is exhibited in your writing. sad, but very real to the senses.
All Over Again (Poetry) - 10/15/2007 7:42:46 PM
A very well crafted piece, full of love and a longing for the daughter she lost. Very vivid well painted picture with your words...
All Over Again (Poetry) - 10/15/2007 4:00:16 AM
Very sad yet so beautiful a write with the gentle touch of a tear and a spirit.
All Over Again (Poetry) - 10/14/2007 1:55:47 PM
Wow, that brought chills down my spine. That was such a beautiful, descriptive poem that anyone who has lost a child can relate too.
Thank you for sharing this.
On The Dark Side of Heaven (Poetry) - 10/13/2007 5:57:31 PM
i like the surreal ambiance to this poem ... you illuminate the dark side quite well ...
On The Dark Side of Heaven (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 6:49:25 PM
A most wonderful piece filled with many emotions running throughout as a river flows in its endless journey, most profound...
On The Dark Side of Heaven (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 2:54:38 AM
Very beautiful and exquisitely sensual.
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 2:54:16 AM
that's a hot one. mere fantasy?
On The Dark Side of Heaven (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 2:03:55 AM
this work so reminds me of a great friend of mine who is " on the dark side of heaven." a wonderful flowing work that is full of passion the surreal.
Thoughts Trespass Into Light (Poetry) - 10/3/2007 10:18:53 PM
a poem of character and substance ...
Thoughts Trespass Into Light (Poetry) - 10/3/2007 3:55:00 AM
I read this multiple times getting different messages each time. I love when a poem does that to me. Light is the reflection of unwanted dreams that constantly haunt in the night. Blessings Always, Paul.
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 6:07:15 AM
Razor's Edge (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 8:06:45 PM
a very moving piece. tinged of darkness, yet lived through a life of light. as the blades of grass cut deep our soul, yet they can be trampled down as is our lives sometimes. great writing
Razor's Edge (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 5:24:56 PM
a most compelling flow of consciousness ...
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 3:56:16 PM
your work is filled with a variety and yet a look of one who yearns for that ever elusive love...
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 3:53:31 PM
The emotion of passion's can be read through each line and view you express, there is a dream within a dream as one is grasped into the highlites of yours...
Razor's Edge (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 3:50:32 PM
Refective piece...this work reads of a comparison, it could be as the grass within pastures of beauty, and it could be as the razor, which cuts and bleeds one into darkness, yet it also reads of a love shattered and broken by the deceit of this same love that incarcerates and or fills one with joy...even love has pain and the green pastures at times can be the bottomless pit we wish to escape...
a nice work...
Death My Vice (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 8:59:59 AM
Such a painful piece of writing. It sounds like hell on earth.
I love the picture.
A little correction for the last lines: "too deaf to see".
Thank you for sharing!
Death My Vice (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 7:40:54 AM
Quite a powerful piece, Kristy, and quite a powerful graphic.
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 7:24:20 AM
This is my favorite of yours: poignant lines of being thrown out into the night and becoming one with Nature...because your lover let you down (again)!! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Death My Vice (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 7:21:47 AM
POWERFULLY expressed, darkness in excellent lines: my favorite, "too blind to listen, too deaf to see the coming of death." Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Death My Vice (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 7:12:38 AM
Raw and powerful. Excellent work, I am excited to see so much good material from you in this burst of postings.
Death My Vice (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 7:06:17 AM
very deep and dark. i love those last few lines that some people will just glance over. "too blind to listen to deaf to see." the inner core of some will see and read between your lines. most will never understand. these words have enormous value and even deeper meaning. sometimes when you totally sell out your the one who is sold and dark fates await. wonderful work, wonderful
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 6:51:43 AM
just what a poet-monk needs to be reading. um. wow. beauitfully written and evocative.
I Dream of Sex (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 6:50:27 AM
a powerful and deep rooted sense of passion and desire. wonderful words to express our inner tantri need to please who we are with using our bodies to express our desire to have them.
Silence Numbs the Pain (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 6:47:10 AM
hmm, this is a must read. for all us know someone who has chosen this path. i understand why people choose this way to escape. i chose words instead and am much better off i am sure. whether they were my own or others, that was my solace to inner pain. thanks so much for sharing these words.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 6/1/2007 4:56:40 PM
A very compelling, excellent penned poem!
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 11:33:25 AM
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 5/16/2007 1:35:01 AM
A haunted piece.
A bitter pleasure to read.
In friendship, Jackie
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 4/29/2007 12:03:49 PM
"Promises falling from lips".....An excellant write
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:25:33 AM
Captivating thoughts, I was mesmerized.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:23:59 AM
Elegant piece, very intriguing imagery.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 12/8/2006 4:39:49 AM
this is really good...outstanding actually. Rhythm and flow are excellent, with a surreal poignantcy as fine as a razors edge. Very well done!
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 11/21/2006 7:28:42 AM
The Sun will rise tomorrow..;-)
Sunset's Flame (Poetry) - 10/29/2006 8:58:16 AM
The powerful imagery and symbolism within your verses emphasize the sentiments and the meaning of your poem, Kristy. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/29/2006 8:56:33 AM
A most compelling poetic offering that elicits thought. Thank you for sharing it, Kristy. Love and peace to you,
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/14/2006 9:40:04 AM
Very interesting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/14/2006 6:36:10 AM
I know alot about those kinds of dreams...beautifully written. Michelle
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 6:51:40 PM
Enjoyed this pen greatly.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 2:10:11 PM
To sleep -- perchance to dream. Enjoyable read. R
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 5:30:38 AM
Very comforting and reassuring...like a child waking up from a nightmasre in the middle of the night, to find his Mum and Dad there..
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 5:24:31 AM
Beautiful piece! Nicely done.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 4:16:42 AM
Very Gothic, or dark Poe-ish anyhow.
Dream's Highway (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 1:24:31 AM
Sweet verse to flow,,,. where no flaw is made...
With absolute majectic rhymes...
God Bless you...
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