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review 2016-03-31 00:33
They Hunt by Sound...
The Silence - Tim Lebbon

Omg I am so pissed! I just want to throw this book right now. The story was perfect up until the last few pages and it just abruptly ended. I absolutely despise books with open endings! It wouldn't be so bad if this was the beginning of a series but everything I've seen points toward this being a stand-alone so it looks like I'm going to be left high & dry! I deducted a whole star for that shitty ending. If you don't mind open endings, give it a try. It's a great book otherwise. The story is basically about "something" that has been unleashed into the world and now everyone is fighting to stay alive. The story follows a family through their ordeal and what they go through to try and survive. It reminds me a little of Bird Box which was an awesome book too but Bird Box had a much better ending.

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review 2015-04-02 00:18
The Talented Mr. Ripley Review
The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

This one didn't work for me at all. For one, I think this is the first time I will ever say the following words. The movie adaptation is far more powerful than the book. Matt Damon was likable as Ripley. The Ripley in this book was fucking boring. Also, there's a character in the movie that is not in the book, and I think he made all the difference, even if he wasn't the center of attention. His character made for a much more interesting and emotional ending. Luckily, I read this after having seen the film over a decade ago, because had I read the book first I'd have no desire to watch the film, and that would have been a sad thing.

Another problem I had with The Talented Mr. Ripley has nothing to do with this book. I rate my read based on experience. Unfortunately, this experience was ruined by me having had a Jeff Lindsay/ Dexter Morgan marathon last week. It is glaringly obvious that Dexter was modeled after Highsmith's formula, which makes me what to go back and drop my ratings of each Dexter novel. I dislike coincidence as a plot device. Let me clarify: I do not mind coincidence in books. It is a part of real life. But when your entire plot balances on coincidence (getting away with crime after crime because of some fortuitous circumstance), my give-a-fuck drowns like a passenger on the Titanic. That is me. That is my subjective opinion.

I read this book because it was on this list:http://www.buzzfeed.com/iramadison/sh...

I'll be reading everything on that list.

In summation: Patricia Highsmith died in 1995, so I'm sure she won't take offense to me disliking her creation. She was a great writer, but this one wasn't for me.

Final Judgment: Suck my Dickie.

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text 2015-01-19 08:41
This is happening...

My hunt for poorly-rated gems on Netflix continues with The Ouija Experiment. 

 

I do not have high hopes for this one. *sigh*

 

Onward!

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text 2014-11-13 12:39
Some days just suck

I had a real shitty day today so as soon as I can will I immerse myself in a book...I just have to get all things I must do out of they was first...

 

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text 2014-10-18 15:39
What is with this week and unhinged authors?

First John Grisham and his pro-child porn watching nonsense.

 

Then Dear Prudence being a whiny pretentious dick about Amazon Vine reviews. Tortious interference? TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE?! No, lady, no. That term, and "ad hominem attacks" do not mean what you think they mean. She's also being classless and tacky as hell on twitter. 

And now Kathleen Hale, who tries to spin her tale of stalking a reviewer to the point of showing up at her fucking house! into her being a victim of "catfishing". Again, that doesn't mean what she thinks it means. Someone she's stalking protecting herself isn't catfishing. It's amazing that its always the batshit insane ones who are the reason people need separate online identities who screech that everyone should post under their real names. Fuck. That. I don't need your crazy ass showing up at my house or calling me at my place of business because you can't deal with the fact that I didn't like your crappy book. 

 

Come on, people. If you can't handle negative reviews find something else to do with your life. Publishing books is not for you. 

 

ETA: If you want some really chilling reading check out these two posts, also by Hale, that details her stalking and assaulting a girl at 14 and joking about harming and killing small animals with no empathy whatsoever:

 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/kathleen-hale/2013/02/169836/

 

https://medium.com/profiles-in-courage/catch-me-if-you-can-aspca-777a7d4031e9

 

 

 

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