Kidnapping children can backlash the opportunist as the kid’s pop is a killing machine.
Pyrokinesis is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to create, manipulate and control fire with the mind. It’s an awesome super-power created by Stephen King for his Charlie McGee character in the action packed psychic adventure called “Firestarter”. The book was so good, they even made a movie starring Drew Barrimore in the 80’s:
When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton – that of a young woman – has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she die?
This book has all the ingredients of a perfect noir comedy – well formed characters, international locations, a fast moving plot with no brakes, and of course zombies. Revenge is a dish best served cold – and as a betrayed wife, master chef and cookery instructor, Candace cooks up the perfect recipe for the ultimate gazpacho
Spiral is written as a stand-alone work; for Ring fans, its’ a sequel that redefines the word.
Mitsuo Ando, a pathologist, lost his son in a drowning accident before the novel opens. His wife has left him. He conducts an autopsy on an old colleague and packs the corpse’s gut cavity with old newspaper, then discovers a slip of paper bearing six numbers protruding from the corpse’s belly. There follows a series of mysterious deaths, seemingly from a form of smallpox. These lead Ando to search for a videotape, the content of which kills the subject seven days after they’ve watched it, but not before infecting the victims with a mutated DNA virus. Even a transcript of the tape is able to transmit this virus. The very future of the human race as we know it hangs in the balance.
A short gothic novel by Poe regarding the escape of prince Prospero away from a sickness to find out that no place is safe. We can think that the seven chambers symbolize the stages of the life. So blue is the birth, purple is the childhood (not sure, because purple is the colour of the mourning), green is the adolescence, a period when all is growing and when the person grow, orange is the adult age, white is maybe the weddings, violet is the old age and red is the death.
In a very simple and sparse language Crane succeeds in conveying the battle waged in Henry Fleming’s mind (dreaming of heroism but confronted with cruelty and horror), and he does it with tremendous impact. So small a book yet so powerful, this is a gem everyone should read.