Orson Scott Card – Homebody Book Review

I bought a house recently and never would I have thought that an audiobook of a novel written in 1998 about a house haunting would strike so true. I didn’t read anything about the book prior to its purchase and as I went along, the story unfolded as a sweet, sometimes uplifting, sometimes saddening, taleContinue reading “Orson Scott Card – Homebody Book Review”

The Neighbor – Dean Koontz Short Story

This lovely 30 page story is just a prequel to Dean Koontz’ much anticipated novel: The City. The year is 1967 and the trio that would unravel the mysteries in the second book are just twelve. Amalia and her brother Malcolm Pomerantz are living with their parents next to an abandoned house. Their lives areContinue reading “The Neighbor – Dean Koontz Short Story”

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”

Willa – Stephen King Short Story (Just After Sunset)

The story is the first one in the collection Just After Sunset. In the endnotes in the collection called “Sunset Notes”, King writes of this story: “This probably isn’t the best story in the book, but I love it very much, because it ushered in a new period of creativity for me – as regards theContinue reading “Willa – Stephen King Short Story (Just After Sunset)”

Riding the bullet * Stephen King short story

“I know something now that I didn’t before. The worst stories are the ones you’ve heard your whole life. Those are the real nightmares.” I really liked this book because the whole concept was really unique. No one really writes a book about hitchhiking.  The story grabs you by the throat from the first lines, becauseContinue reading “Riding the bullet * Stephen King short story”

Sneakers * Stephen King Short Story

“Sneakers” is a short story written by Stephen King. It was first published in the 1988 anthology Dark Visions, and later included in King’s own 1993 collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Recording studio executive John Tell spies a set of old dirty sneakers underneath a men’s room stall, which nobody else seems to notice, and heContinue reading “Sneakers * Stephen King Short Story”

Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson

“There is one consistent feature to stories of so-called “ghosts”, it is that they almost invariably seem to have their roots in some tragedy from the past.” Worlds Beyond is the title of a thirteen-part TV series which explores the world of paranormal as it has been revealed in the lives of countless “ordinary” peopleContinue reading “Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson”

The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

I really liked this book and I’ll tell you why! There is nothing better than a gothic-style house, a newcomer that finds there is a gruesome secret behind it and the moment they find out it’s haunted and they’re in mortal danger. There were several pieces of literature lying about my house concerning haunted housesContinue reading “The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review”

Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step’s new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse.Continue reading “Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review”

Your heart belongs to me * Dean Koontz book review

According to Samantha, good stories had deep texture. They acquired texture in numerous ways. The texture of character faults and virtues, of intentions contrasted with actions, of personal philosophy shaped by backstory, of mannerisms and habits, of contrasts and contradictions, of mundanities and eccentricities, of points of view and styles of speech.