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review 2019-01-17 02:49
Pet Sematary - audiobook
Pet Sematary - Stephen King

Audience: Adult

Format: Audiobook

Library Copy

 

 

Louis Creed, who had lost his father at three and who had never known a grandfather, never expected to find a father as he entered his middle age, but that was exactly what happened..."

- beginning of first sentence

 

The first sentence sounds so innocuous, and yet this is the novel that Stephen King himself has called his scariest. Perhaps because it centers on death and how fear of death can compel people to do the unthinkable.

 

I am currently rereading Stephen King books that I haven't read in decades. I listened to IT a couple of years ago because I wanted to refresh my memory before I saw the movie. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to try the audios of more of his books. When I saw that the Pet Sematary movie is being remade, I decided this should be my next listen. I am glad I did. This book was scary and totally immersive - I was obsessed with listening to this. Michael C. Hall gave an amazing performance. I was constantly picturing him as Louis Creed, even while I kept seeing Fred Gwynne (from the original movie) as Jud Crandall.

 

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good scare. :)

 

I'm using this as "P" for the HA a-z challenge on Goodreads.

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review 2019-01-16 01:24
Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye (audiobook)
Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye,Susie Riddell

I'm not sure who it was who described this book as being for those who thought the novel Jane Eyre could have benefited from a higher body count, but they were right. I was only middling in my opinion of Jane Eyre, but I quite liked this odd book inspired by it. I'm not sure what to call it, although I'm not sure I agree with those who describe it as satirical.

 

Anyway, it was lots of fun, and I enjoyed it more than I expected to. (I know I initially decided that I wanted to read it because I kept seeing others reading it, but usually these popular novels fall flat for me.) Oh, and I quite liked Quillfeather in the end.

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review 2019-01-12 17:22
Death Without Tenure by Joanne Dobson (audiobook)
Death Without Tenure (A Karen Pelletier Mystery #6) - Christine Williams,Joanne Dobson

Series: Karen Pelletier #6

 

I haven't read the rest of this series but this one was available from the library and it seemed like it might be a cute cozy. It wasn't great, but I don't think its problems are worse than for other books in the genre. I don't think this was a great option for audio because the narrator almost seemed to be barking the dialogue at times and the pronunciation of Karen Pelletier's last name was egregious. Sure, it was an Americanized pronunciation and Karen is American, but every time that "tier" was pronounced "teer" instead of "tiay" or "tsiay", it was like there were fingernails on the blackboard of my soul.

 

Overall it was your typical lacklustre mystery where the main character is suspected of murder by the policy because she had an altercation with the victim. I wasn't hampered by jumping in part way through the series though, so that was good.

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text 2019-01-12 06:13
Reading progress update: I've read 357 out of 357 pages.
the poet x - elizabeth agevedo

Beautiful 

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quote 2019-01-10 21:15
And I think about all the things we could be
if we were told our bodies were not built for them
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