The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

I read this book as it came highly recommended from different Reddit forums dealing with relationships, abuse and spotting possible stalker behaviour. The book was indeed very good but I can’t say that the tagline “This book will literally save your life” is indeed applicable. It goes with a lot of common sense and helpsContinue reading “The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence”

Harvest Home by Tom Tryon (1973)

Let me tell you I haven’t heard of Tom Tryon before this book and also had no idea that this book is over 40 years old! I had it in audiobook format for a very long drive and I literally thought it was written last year. There were only a few clues about the yearContinue reading “Harvest Home by Tom Tryon (1973)”

“The Lottery” (1948) by Shirley Jackson

“The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson first published in the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker. The story describes a fictional small town which observes an annual ritual known as “the lottery”, which results in the killing of one individual in the town. “The Lottery” appeared three weeks afterContinue reading ““The Lottery” (1948) by Shirley Jackson”

Salem’s Lot * Stephen King (Or the best vampire book since Dracula)

“The town knew about darkness. It knew about the darkness that comes on the land when rotation hides the land from the sun, and about the darkness of the human soul” Vampires are so over-rated or so people think. We’ve had Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Strain, The Summoning, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles andContinue reading “Salem’s Lot * Stephen King (Or the best vampire book since Dracula)”

The Revelation By Bentley Little

This is my third book by the horror master Bentley Little and I’m not sure I’m seeing patterns now or whether Mr. Little found a formula that worked and now he’s following it book by book. It starts off with something bad happening (in this case, loads of goats found slaughtered and the churches inContinue reading “The Revelation By Bentley Little”

Bentley Little * Houses Book Review

I’ve read Bentley Little * The Walking and I was enthralled by the prospect of another good horror novel, so I bought loads of Bentley Little novels, thinking I’m going to pick one up as the desire to read something grim and scary appears on my horizon. And it did. Pretty soon, I found myself lookingContinue reading “Bentley Little * Houses Book Review”

Dean Koontz * The Mask Book review

Where had Jane come from? Was she just an orphan in need of love? Or was she hiding a more sinister purpose? “Evil is no faceless stranger, living in a distant neighborhood. Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks likeContinue reading “Dean Koontz * The Mask Book review”

Dean Koontz * Deeply Odd

“The world howls for social justice, but when it comes to social responsibility, you sometimes can’t even hear crickets chirping.” I have loved this book much as I loved most of the Dean Koontz books I have read (and I have read my fair share of them). Oddie is back and while he was youngContinue reading “Dean Koontz * Deeply Odd”