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”

Shirley Jackson – The Haunting Of Hill House Book Review

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricksContinue reading “Shirley Jackson – The Haunting Of Hill House Book Review”

David Mitchell * Slade House Book Review

Death’s life’s only guarantee, yes? We all know it, yet we’re hardwired to dread it. That dread’s our survival instinct and it serves us well enough when we’re young, but it’s a curse when you’re older.” I picked up this book only due to the fact that it was written by Cloud Atlas’ David MitchellContinue reading “David Mitchell * Slade House Book Review”

The Devil Crept In * Ania Ahlborn

He held his breath, straining to hear over Terry’s stupid game—muffled but still audible through the open front windows. Aunt Mandy’s doorbell ding-donged, soft murmurs drifting up into the almost-darkened sky. And then, the muffled beauty of the evening was shattered by a wail. A soul being torn from a body. Tragedy shaped into soundContinue reading “The Devil Crept In * Ania Ahlborn”

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”

The Black House * Stephen King And Peter Straub

“Mental dysfunction, neurotic and psychotic behaviour – takes time to develop and there are usually signs” Let me tell you why I love this book and I hate it at the same time. I love it because it’s a sequel of my favourite book ever (The Talisman), it’s got Jack Sawyer, Travellin’ Jack, in itContinue reading “The Black House * Stephen King And Peter Straub”

Christine * Stephen King Book Review

Oh, how I hated this book. You have probably seen the movie adaptation in the 80’s or if not, have seen the book in passing and know in general what it’s about. Come on, big guy. Let’s go for a ride. Let’s cruise. Feel like this book sorta goes off the rails once the ghostContinue reading “Christine * Stephen King Book Review”

The Shining * Stephen King Book Review

Because it’s the month of gruesome tales and amazing hauntings, why not discuss the mad and absolutely amazing “Shining” book by horror master, Stephen King. This is the story of Jack Torrence (played wonderfully by Jake Nicholson) who decides to take a job as a hotel overseer during the winter months when the hotel wasContinue reading “The Shining * Stephen King Book Review”

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”