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review 2017-09-10 12:41
Rose Madder
Rose Madder - Stephen King

I´m really Rosie

And I´m Rosie Real

You better believe me

Because I´m a great big deal.

-Maurice Sendak

 

This is the first Stephen King book I´ve read. I don´t usually read horror and tend to only read realistic fiction. I told my husband about Halloween Bingo and asked him to recommend some of his books for a few squares - something not to scary for Me.  He knows me very well.  He recommended this book for Genre: Horror.  I was skeptical but I´m very glad I did read it. This story is amazing and I tore through it quickly. Stephen King took an idea that is very real for a lot of people, being trapped in an abusive relationship, and he crafted that idea into a freaky story that you don´t just read but absorb. It isn´t just a story, it is something to mentally chew on. It is full of symbolism and interesting little connections. It does have a lot of bad language so this book isn´t for everyone. 

The story is told from two different points of view, Rosie´s and Norman. As the book goes on he becomes obsessed with finding her and slips more and more away from reality, becoming a murderous monster.

The story starts with Rosie sitting on the floor in the corner of their living room losing her baby. Her abusive husband (understatement of the year) has beaten her, punching her in the stomach several times. He calls 911 but then he moves her to the bottom of the stairs and tells her what to say when they arrive. If she doesn´t say what she is supposed to he will kill her. She does not doubt that for a minute either. She can´t tell anyone what really happened anyway because they wouldn´t believe her. Her husband is a cop and cops back each other up. He´s part of a brotherhood and he´s a detective.  Finding people is what he does.

 

Rosie stays with him several more years until one day she notices a single drop of blood on the sheet by her pillow. He punched her in the nose the night before and although she thought the bleeding had stopped that one drop had seeped out during the night. She had gone numb and was just living from moment to moment but this single drop of blood was pulling her back. She finally got the nerve up to run out the door. She takes his ATM card and uses it to get some money to help her get away. She is terrified because she knows he will come for her and he will kill her. 

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review 2017-05-18 13:02
The Day My Butt Went Psycho - Andy Griffiths,Miles Thompson

I remember trying to read the sequel to this book, [book:Zombie Butts From Uranus|903304], in middle school and not being able to get through it. I think I must have been a very literal child, because I just could not get over many of the descriptions, such as a butt having arms and legs and detaching itself from a human.

However, since then I have watched the TV adaptation of the books on Netflix. Either I have grown less literal as an adult or having seen the cartoon representation, I have an easier time picturing the characters. Either way I was able to get through this book and loved it.

I'll at admit, at times it is downright disgusting. But it never stops being amazing. Giant maggots, buttcanoes, and stink tornadoes, this is one of the grossest things I have ever read and I really enjoyed it.

The descriptions are very cartoonish and unrealistic, but very creative and funny. I really enjoyed all of the adventures Zack went on. This book is definitely unlike anything I have read before and it is worth the read.

For those who like silly and disgusting stories, give this book a try.

I can't wait to read the sequel.

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text 2017-02-05 23:24
Week 5 of 2017 (A slow week)
The Isle of Blood - Rick Yancey
Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat - Bill Watterson

Books Read: 2

 

The Isle of Blood: The third book in The Monstrumologist series. This is my favorite books so far, it's getting darker and more interesting as the series continues. 4 1/2 stars

 

Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: Once again, it's Calvin and Hobbes, not much to say about it. 4 1/2 stars.

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review 2017-01-13 00:00
A Demon and His Psycho
A Demon and His Psycho - Eve Langlais Nothing screamed made-for-each-other-couple like matching murderous tendencies.

I was one part fascinated, one part horrified at Katie's behavior. Total fucking psycho. Total fucking entertainment. I know this is part of a series, which I fully intend to read, but Katie and Xaphan deserve their own series. Manic pixie murderess and her demon boyfriend just wrecking things and making out hardcore atop a pile of dead bodies. Best seller.
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review 2017-01-01 11:28
Psycho
Psycho - Robert Bloch,Paul Michael Garcia

My first read for 2017 and a great way to start the year.

 

Everyone knows the story about Norman Bates and his mother issues but it was interesting to listen to the audio and view the story through a different medium. The narrator was William Hootkins and I whilst a couple of the character voices didn't work for me I thought he was creepy and disturbing as Norman/mother.

This is a very short book and it only took me just over three hours to finish the audiobook. The pacing is quick without being frenetic, the different povs giving balance to the storyline but it's Normans story that pulls you in. The story skips along nicely until the end and that's when it starts to get really creepy, the end scenes give new meaning to the word disturbing.

Classic horror that was great fun to read.

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