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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 12 months ago
This is a weird one to review. I absolutely hated it at first and struggled to keep reading. The use of plural first person pronouns "we" and "us" took me out of the story and made me angry at the expulsion. Thankfully two things happened about a third of the way through. The narrative became focuse...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 years ago
I am SO glad that I finally re-read this book! I was afraid that it wouldn't hold up to my memory of it. I worried about that for decades. Silly me-I needn't have worried-it was even better than I remembered! This beautifully written story of evil in a small town has a lot in common with Stephen K...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 2 years ago
I originally read this book back in my early 20’s, back before I obsessively reviewed everything I read, and the only thing I could remember about it was an intense feeling of boredom. I later tried to read Mystery and Julia thinking it was me and not the writing. But I couldn’t get through either o...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
What was the worst thing you've ever done? - first sentence This is a terrifically terrifying story. I love the way the tension builds slowly. We know something terrible happened in the past, but we aren't quite sure what. We also know something even more terrible is coming. The feeling of claust...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 years ago
DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer story than I usua...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
Did Not Finish at 15 percent. Sorry, I own enough Stephen King to not have to put up with a bad collection of horror short stories. I started getting annoyed all over again yesterday when I tried to plow this. I think the main issue is that Straub doesn't draw me in at all. I felt like he was talk...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
I believe my review of Peter Straub's latest novella, The Process (or, as it was originally titled, Hello Jack, which I much preferred!) is the first on Goodreads. I feel so honored! Folks, I spent forty bucks on this book. It's a limited, signed edition and was published by Subterranean Press. Th...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
When a single tree fills your lens, the rest of the forest takes on a degree of abstraction. - Chapter 15 This book was just ok. The ghost story was a bit weak and not that scary. In the first sentence, we find out that Mark's mother is dead. She killed herself, apparently over guilt for not help...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it 4 years ago
Shadowland was a surreal book right from the offset. It start's when Tom Flanagan now an adult tells a tale of his youth to someone. That tale is woven with magic, and fantasy and adolescent Adventures. I'm not going to lie I found this book a struggle by the time I got to the middle of it, I had to...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 4 years ago
This entry in the series was different from the others in that the entire volume was the continuation of one story-the search for the missing member of the Endless-Destruction. We also get to see the final story of Orpheus, Dream's (Morpheus') son. It was a very sad note to end on, or was it? I fe...
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