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review 2019-03-22 19:06
GHOST STORY by Peter Straub
Ghost Story - Peter Straub

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 King's IT as far as the small town portion goes. Derry and Milburn are similar in a lot of ways. Despite the title, this book isn't really a ghost story. Just like in IT, IT isn't really a clown.

 

Ghost Story is about a small group of men who made a mistake in their youth and rather than face up to it, they went about hiding it instead. This leads to consequences none of them could have possibly foreseen. But WE can see those consequences, and unfortunately, they are often deadly. 

 

GHOST STORY was my favorite novel for many years-mostly because of the intricacy of it. The stories of these men, the stories about the relatives of these men, and the stories about the town itself, wind around and through each other-to me it's like a beautifully woven tapestry of art. I have to think that the author had it all planned out from the very beginning, otherwise how could it have been so wonderfully done? 

 

This book isn't for everyone, and I get that. (It wasn't even for me at one time, it took me three tries to get into it back in the day.) For those people that it DOES work for? They will sit back when they're done, just like I did, and marvel at the skill on display here. 

 

My highest recommendation!

 

*I've purchased this book 3 times so far, (my original copy was lost), then I bought a paperback copy, but the print was too small, so I purchased a Kindle copy. I'd buy it again, if I had to!*

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review 2019-03-22 17:33
The Fold
The Fold: A Novel - Peter Clines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it's anything that I really love about these type of novels is the wonderful science-fiction centered mysteries they hold within them, to make their avid readers more involved not just into their story-lines, but also in their science fiction aspects of it. This novel has all that any avid reader addicted to crazy and weird mysteries and science fiction wants to have in a novel, and thus comes very highly recommendable to everyone and to all of you who are truly addicted to crazy and weird mysteries and want to discover and uncover what's really going on within it. I couldn't figure it out and I am quite knowledgeable about Science and The Universe, maybe and perhaps you are the one who knows a whole lot more and you are the one who will and enlighten us all with your own theory and with your own review.  

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review 2019-03-22 00:42
Meh
Young Justice #1 - Todd Nauck,Peter David

I own most of the comics in this series for Red Tornado; there was not much of him in this. I found the character interaction to be cheesy and the attempts to be subtly meta to be awkward.   I did enjoy some of this, found things like the poking fun at the way women are drawn in comics to be humorous, but this to be 'meh' overall.  That being said, I think I got this for free from Comixology - legally but I paid for the rest and remember liking them more than this issue. 

 

Then again, they didn't have to deal with setup - and I cherry picked issues that had my favorite character in them, so there's that.

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text 2019-03-21 11:50
I'm in the mood for "Creature Features" [Please Recommend!]

Can anyone recommend some "Creature Feature" books along the lines of Jaws, the Meg series, Jurassic Park, Congo, The Hatching, Skitter...etc.

 

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By creature, I mean animal, bug, alien, mythical, killer plant, you name it. Creature verses humans sort of thing. Cheesy B movie types welcome. All age ranges welcome (children to adult) Short story, novella or full length novels all welcome.

 

Feel free to promo your own book, but please include a couple other recommendations, too! I do do read and reviews, but I'm honestly nobody here (hah) and bookstagram. Lol Though my Instagram is leighas_life and I have over 100 followers, though lets be honest, half are probably spam. :/

 

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Thank you!

 

 

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text 2019-03-21 05:31
Reading progress update: I've read 238 out of 384 pages.
Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics) - J.M. Barrie,Peter Hollindale

What Every Woman Knows

 

I don't really want to spoil the plot of this play at all. It's about a plain-looking woman who is under-estimated by everybody, written when the women's suffrage movement was under way but not yet successful and published first in the year 1918 - when women first got the vote in Britain. It's depressing how relevant this play is a century later.

 

I found it delightful - far better than either The Admirable Chrichton or Peter Pan (and I liked both of those). Gentle comedy based on a preposterous initial incident leads to an examination of gender roles and questions particularly, what men value as compared to what they perhaps should.

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