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text 2017-10-18 21:48
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
The Fold: A Novel - Peter Clines

I am going to read this for the Genre: Horror square. Hopefully I don't just DNF it like I did with Straub's book.

 

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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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review 2017-09-24 10:49
The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

by John Wyndham

 

I didn't really know what to expect from this one apart from evil plants, so enjoyed the thrill of discovery as the plot slowly unfolded in the early chapters. It surprised me that there was so much of the plot focused on the issue of everyone going blind from an unrelated source before it got to any significant story about the carnivorous plants.

 

It did help set up the end of the world situation though, and showed much of the moral dilemma involved with deciding how much to help others in an unprecedented situation and whether your own survival would be compromised.

 

I'd class this as a Dystopian novel, though the man-eating plants do lend a Horror aspect. More of the plot involved survival in difficult circumstances long before the plants feature significantly.

 

There were times I wanted to shout at the characters "Why don't you..." or "Why haven't you..." and get them to do a few obvious things to improve their situation. I even wondered why it had become such a classic of Horror because much of it was more tame than I had expected. It wasn't what I expected at all, but it still made for an enjoyable read.

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text 2017-09-09 16:58
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters - Keith Donohue

Huh don't know what to think. The ending was a bit of a letdown. I think it was because it was so abrupt. 

 

I didn't care for the dad (Tim) but did like the mother and how she found allies with the priest and his housekeeper. Have to think on this more.

 

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text 2017-09-09 15:07
Reading progress update: I've read 36%.
The Boy Who Drew Monsters - Keith Donohue

Curious about things. Interesting story. I feel bad for the parents and I'm now realizing this book could fit the Chilling Children square too.

 

I guess we will find out if monsters are real or not. J.P. (the son) creeps me out. 

 

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