The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Too little information and you’re blind, too much and you’re blinded. I saw this book about 6 months ago when I was wasting time in an airport waiting for my flight. It looked interesting enough and just as I was about to buy it, my flight rang and I had to run. I did downloadContinue reading “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton”

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review

Since it’s still a haunting month, I decided to pick up the next book by Shirley Jackson after The Lottery, Summer People and Haunting of Hill House  and as it happens when you start reading too much of the same author, an image emerges. A lonely person, isolated, unsure, well read but afraid of people. I’veContinue reading “We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 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”

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”

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”

Are You Courageous? Check Your Third House

Karma is irrevocable, whether you like it or not, it heralds you through a maze of impediments, joys, howlers, achievements, humiliating situations, etc. You may be tired of needless and fruitless journeys. You almost become a neurotic, through overbearing sisters or brothers. Often you overestimate intentions of your friends and get into an awkward position.Continue reading “Are You Courageous? Check Your Third House”