Nothing But Blackened Teeth - book cover
  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire
  • Published : 19 Oct 2021
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 1250759412
  • ISBN-13 : 9781250759412
  • Language : English

Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Editorial Reviews

An Indie Next Pick!
An October LibraryReads Pick!
A Most Anticipated Read on Goodreads,, Crime Reads, BookRiot, and The Nerd Daily

"Brutally delicious! Khaw is a master of teasing your senses, and then terrorizing them!" ―N.K. Jemisin, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Season

"A creepy, meticulously-crafted tragedy and frankly, one of the most beautifully written haunted stories I've ever read. As in the best ghost stories, the house is full of ghosts, but it's the people who are the houses….Nothing But Blackened Teeth will linger with you." ―NPR

"This is a glorious poem, a slow-motion collapse leading to the inevitable haunting. It is beautiful and it is brutal and it is heartbroken. Absolutely recommended." ―Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway

"Imagine chucking House on Haunted Hill, Japanese folklore, Clive Barker, and Kathy Acker into a literary blender. Nothing But Blackened Teeth reads like the ghost-punk noir you never knew you needed. It's sharp, playful, and nasty as hell." ―Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song

"Khaw's prose oozes dread....Horror readers and folklore fans will find this tale of terror to be brutally satisfying." ―Publishers Weekly

"Khaw's tale seems to come at you straight, setting up your story expectations, but then twists the knife at the last minute, leaving you reeling, but wanting more." ―Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series

"Khaw's got a sterling premise, enduring lore, and the fresh talent to voice it." ―Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box

"Delicate and disgusting...Each page holds an image more finely drawn and disturbing than the last." ―T. Kingfisher, author of The Twisted Ones

"This book burns and crackles and slithers, its prose as beautiful and deadly as its horror. Cassandra Khaw is a master of the terrifying tale." ―Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-winning author of Blackfish City

"Reading Cassandra Khaw is akin to watching a nightmare ballet, full of beauty and elegance, pain and fragility, and breathless terror. Nothing but Blackened Teeth is mesmerizing. Don't miss it!" ―Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat and Red Hands

"Intensely atmospheric and unsettling." ―The Toronto Star

"Khaw is a prose wizard who has quickly become an auto-buy for me. This story of a wedding at a malevolent manor is as unexpected and delightful as their poetic approach to horror, and I...

Readers Top Reviews

carla cumigad
This was literally poorly written, short and wrapped up with nothing worthwhile. They literally used the book title as the last sentence. Ughhh. Waste of money.
AlexisJessS. JordanL
Every three sentences was a metaphor it reminded me of the scarlet letter. So much time describing things in long drown out ways and not enough time building characters you could like or the setting. On the back of the book an author said they liked every twist of it, but there were none. Guess that’s what I get for buying because I liked the cover ?.