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review 2018-11-01 02:45
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Ghost Story - Peter Straub

 

 

 

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 claustrophobia grows as the story continues and the town is closed off from the outside world. The evil is frightening and stays with you even after you put the book down.

 

The prologue was a bit confusing, but it made more sense once I got to the end of the book. I actually went back and reread the prologue and understood it much better.

 

I read this one for the Ghost Stories square and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good supernatural square.

 

 

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review 2017-10-13 20:31
DNF at 15 Percent-Forget This Noise
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories - Peter Straub

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 talking about made up people. We go from a fairly long short story to some kind of short essays and back again and I lost any interest in continuing this book.

 

I will just have to find another book to read for the Genre:Horror square for Halloween Bingo 2017. As I said, I have enough King books and I will just select one this weekend.

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text 2017-10-09 19:07
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories - Peter Straub

I never posted an update yesterday because this first story appalled me and I just decided to read Mercy Thompson instead.

 

"Blue Rose" made me pity poor Eddie and loathe everyone else in the Beever household.


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text 2017-10-08 15:04
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories - Peter Straub

I haven't read this so going to read it for Genre: Horror square for now.

 

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text 2017-07-26 12:28
More Graphic Novels
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening - Marjorie M. Liu
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 4: Original Sin - Brian Michael Bendis,Ed McGuinness,Valerio Schiti
The Green Woman. Written by Peter Straub & Michael Easton - Peter Straub,Michael Easton,John Bolton

One of my workmates was looking at ordering Monstress 2 and it reminded me I had planned to read the first book in the series because I had heard a lot of good things about it, so I went upstairs to the public library and found it and two others that caught my eye.

 

Well, I have a problem resisting Guardians of the Galaxy, it's a lot of fun and I like how the characters interact with each other.  The Green Woman looked interesting but then I started to read it and nope, bounced hard.

 

Monstress was lush and interesting and I wanted more, I suspect there are a lot of hidden little things in this story that I didn't see the first time and I may invest in a copy for myself to read.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy was interesting too, revelation of secrets and finding out more about Venom and the future of his role. Where the symbiote came from is also revealed.

 

Both Monstress and Guardians of the Galaxy left me wanting more but I couldn't nope out of Green Woman fast enough, the plot and the artwork left me cold.

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