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text 2018-09-24 20:45
Halloween Bingo: Diverse Voices
The Red Power Murders - Thomas King

This is one of the physical books I packed for my holiday and I can't wait to see how Thomas King fares in the mystery/crime genre. 

 

From the blurb on GR:

"Thumps DreadfulWater has never liked surprises—even the good ones are annoying. So it’s no shock that a string of seemingly random occurrences is causing Thumps some real discomfort. First Noah Ridge, the Red Power Native activist, arrives in Thumps’ sleepy town of Chinook. Then the body of a retired FBI agent turns up at the local Holiday Inn. In the background hovers the ghostly presence of Lucy Kettle, second-in-charge of the Red Power movement, a tough woman in a tough place until her disappearance years ago. Now the sheriff wants Thumps to trade in his photography gig for a temporary cop beat. And it won’t be over, Thumps soon realizes, until everyone’s dead—or famous."

I will read The Red Power Murders for the Diverse Voices square.

 

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text 2018-09-24 18:10
Reading progress update: I've read 119 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

‘Suffer the Little Children’ was short, creepy, disturbing, wicked, and shocking. it may turn out that I have a preference for King’s shorts that don’t feature a first-person narrator - not as nostalgic or sentimental, and I get to see all the characters passing in front of me, rather than being inside one of the heads.

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review 2018-09-23 13:50
Rage ★★★☆☆
Rage - Stephen King,Richard Bachman

This reads just as I expected it to – very early Stephen King. It’s weird, it’s graphically violent, it f***s with your head, but it has a lame wtf ending and is not quite absorbing enough to prevent the reader from thinking how unlikely it is that real people would behave this way. Not the murderous main character, of course, but the other students who become complicit as he holds them hostage. The MC is unfortunately all too plausible. King has said that he started writing this book as a teenager, and that he drew from his own angst, loneliness, confusion, and, yes, rage in writing it. And several real-life teenagers identified so strongly with it that they drew inspiration from the novel in committing their own school shootings. Which is why this novel has been allowed to go out of print.

 

 

My own copy is part of a tatty second-hand paperback of The Bachman Books, a monstrously sized four novel collection. I read this for the 2018 Halloween Bingo square Genre: Horror: anything that fits into the horror genre. If a boy going on a school shooting rampage and setting up his fellow students to turn on one another in their own fear and rage isn’t horror, I don’t know what is.

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text 2018-09-22 14:58
Reading progress update: I've read 103 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

so that takes care of 'The End of the Whole Mess', and this is the first story I've read in this collection which got selected to be televised, in the mini-series that has the same title as this book. a good idea, hard to to carry off in a short amount of pages, and neither the TV version nor this original material was ever destined to be my favorite Stephen King thing. but a good idea done fairly well, fairly rapidly; end of the world in a short story. it happens sometimes.

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text 2018-09-20 00:44
Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

‘Dolan’s Cadillac’ was only going to end, oh, maybe three different ways, and it wasn’t the most intricate short story I ever read - quite simple, really - but I sure did enjoy it and it seemed like the perfect tale to kick off a Horror (Plus) collection!

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