I ran into this book recommendation on Reddit of all places, talking about IQ, EQ and other interesting things. I had it on my radar and I decided to bite the bullet and read it over a week. I was totally mistaken on how long it actually took me to finish it – 2 daysContinue reading “Flowers for Algernon * Daniel Keyes”
After watching The Haunting Of Bly Manor (Netflix, 2020), I decided to finally read the Turn of the Screw on which the “splendid” show was based on. Written in 1898, the story follows a governess as she moves to an old mansion to care for two children and becomes convinced the place is haunted. ThereContinue reading “The Turn of the Screw * Henry James”
Psss… Hey you! I heard you liked sci-fi movies involving an alien invasion. Wanna hear what this book is all about? Aliens invade the earth in five steps, using electromagnetic pulse, induced tsunamis, and a pandemic. They must have their own reasons for this methodical but inefficient campaign, and the motivations of aliens could indeedContinue reading “The Fifth Wave BY RICK YANCEY”
A few years back I’ve watched a horror movie called “The Girl Next Door”. I was terrified. I was upset. It made me hate the adults and the kids with ferocity. A year later, I thought I’d found the book based on which the movie was made, but it turned out to be a dud.Continue reading “The Girl Next Door * Jack Ketchum”
1 December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz moved into 112 Ocean Avenue on December 18. Twenty-eight days later, they fled in terror.
I’ve read all three Hunger Games books but I just realised, I forgot to talk about the second in the series. Here are the reviews for the other 2: The Hunger Games Book 1 * Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Book 3 * Mockingjay * Suzanne Collins After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss EverdeenContinue reading “The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins”
The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men whoContinue reading “The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review”
I was always interested in reading the 1968 novel by Philip K. Dick. I’ve tried many, many times. And when I finally got the audiobook version, I was really excited, thinking that having someone narrate this to me one the way to and from work will actually get me long enough in the novel toContinue reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Welcome to one of my favourite horror stories from Stephen King. Set in a very tight space (a supermarket in a small town), with a larger-than-life event going on outside (a mist spreading out and killing whoever dares to go outside), the story analyses human behaviour in crisis situations.
I’ve seen the DiCaprio movie ages ago and when I saw the book that inspired the movie during my charity shop runs, I decided to give it a go. While I vaguely remembered the plot, I thought the book had a good premise and interesting characters, enough to keep me entertained for a few hours.Continue reading “Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Book Review”