"Paul Kane is a first rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned."
, bestselling author of The Hellbound Heart
, Mister B. Gone
and The Scarlet Gospels
"Paul Kane's lean, stripped-back prose is a tool that's very much fit for purpose. He knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement."
—Bestselling author of the Felix Castor series of novels and The Girl With All the Gifts
as M.R. Carey
"Kane finds the everyday horrors buried within us, rips them out and serves them up in these deliciously dark tales."
—Bestselling author of Bitten
, Waking the Witch
, Spell Bound
"I'm impressed by the range of Paul Kane's imagination. It seems there is no risk, no high-stakes gamble, he fears to take...Kane's foot never gets even close to the brake pedal."
—Bestselling author of Ghost Story
, Mr X
, Lost Boy Lost Girl
, and In the Night Room
"RED not only tips its hat to "Little Red Riding Hood," but "Peter And The Wolf," and "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" and every werewolf type motif in between... This time around Kane puts a twisted horror spin to it, with even a fair amount of social criticism thrown in for good measure... Kane does an incredible job of combining horror and humor into one tasty morsel."
"Kane expands on the "Little Red Riding Hood" mythos with a sharply-written novella that pits a descendent of the classic fairy tale character against the "real" creature of the same story. But make NO
mistake: this isn't for kids! You can tell Kane had a real ball twisting time updating "Riding Hood", especially in how he has crafted this new, psycho-sexual "wolf." For the sake of not ruining anything else, let's just say RED
is a real BLOODY good time."
—Horror Fiction Review
is a gleefully gruesome tale that moves at an excellent pace. Its length is a joy, reminiscent of a line from another fairy tale: "Not too big, not too small, just right." Paul Kane does a rip-roaring rendition of the Red Riding Hood story... He has the gift of summing up a situation in a sentence. RED is wonderfully written; it is easy to sink one's teeth into it and devour it with relish."
"This is a good scary story for those stormy nights or bright days. It is strong enough to terrify either way and will stay in your mind for days afterwards. Stories like this don't come along very often, as all readers know."
—Horror Bound Magazine
is bloody brilliant—clever, classy and bound to chill you to the bone!"
"Paul Kane has enriched the werewolf mythos with a seamless re-imagining of a hypnotically suggestive fairy tale, embellishing it with the harsh, alluring scent of an ages-old psychosexual predator who easily rivals that other undead villain from Eastern European folklore, the vampire. A relentless and grisly fairy tale for dark times, RED is filled with the blackest blood from the deepest parts of our bodies, and is thoroughly recommended."
—Mathew Riley, BookGeeks
's shocking first chapter through wicked twists and turns to the end, the story surprises, intrigues and beguiles you. Paul Kane's taut, muscular, yet descriptive prose conjures up disturbing images in your mind that you won't be able to dislodge for months. Kane's writing is frighteningly realistic… RED
is a beautifully visceral, dark tale and if any novella was ripe for a film adaptation, it's this one."
, Female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II
and author of The Venus Complex