The Creeps was an adorable collection of comic strips about our daily fears, some valid- others completely silly. What fun!
There is nothing complicated here, but what I found myself thinking about most of all when I finished was the fact that inside- we are so much alike as a people, as human beings. Our silly minds imagine scary things sometimes, but it's nice to know that other people's minds do the same thing.
This is quick read, it's entertaining and some of these strips may hit just the right spot for you and make you either laugh, think, or both. Recommended!
*Thanks to NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*
I enjoyed this short book of academic essay by the most famous Civil War historian James McPherson. The essays look at specific aspects of Lincoln as President including his use of metaphors, his single-minded focus on complete victory in the War, and his views on liberty. Great read for people with a deep Civil War or Lincoln background, but probably too heavy for anyone interested in a popular history.
this is so cute! My Goodreads friend Spencer read it and gave it a good rating, so when I saw The Creeps available on NetGalley, I requested it. I just started it last night and it's cracking me up! These are comic strips based on the fears, (silly or real), of regular people. Like so:
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Release Date: 04.25.17
This was my first Dark Screams collection, but it certainly won't be my last. Color me impressed!
While I wasn't particularly scared by any of these stories, most of them do deal with dark themes and toe the line between natural and unnatural. They range in voice and style, obviously, as the six stories were written by different authors.
I think my personal favorite is 'The Manicure,' by Nell Quinn-Gibney, a brief and haunting story about childhood traumas and phobias that come back in adulthood. Another standout is Norman Prentiss' 'The Comforting Voice,' which might have made me tear up a little.
The stories here are sublime, for the most part. I felt my attention wandering during 'The Corpse King' and I wasn't impressed with Stephen King's 'The Old Dude's Ticker' — an old Poe pastiche that should have stayed in the drawer. My favorite author contributed my least favorite story in Dark Screams. Bummer.
I am very impressed with this collection, and will certainly check out past editions of this series.
Thanks to Netgalley and Hydra for the ARC, which was given in exchange for an honest review.