Literary Horror (but not simultaneously)
This book was promoted as literary horror. I loved the literary first half of this book but was disappointed with the horror aspect of the remaining portion. It’s hard to say why without being a spoiler so I won’t. However, if I had known what type of horror was coming, I probably would not have chosen to read it. I finished the book in the hope that the literary bent would return but it didn’t.
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway but that did not impact my review.
Posted in Horror, Literary Fiction
Great fun read!
This book reminded me of all the fun I used to have with the Choose Your Own Adventure books. The author obviously also has read a few himself because he knows that everyone tries multiple times to achieve the best ending. He has made it a game to try and find all eleven non-fatal endings. The Kindle links make beginning again easy. That process keeps the book fresh even after multiple reads. Awesome plot and interesting characters makes this a great choice for the young at heart.
I received the ebook for free from the author but that did not impact my review.
Posted in Children, Horror Tagged with: choose your own adventure
Waded through this book to a good ending. The previous book in the series, A Dirty Job, was much better and is highly recommended. Secondhand Souls: A Novel not so much.
This book has almost the same plot as the first book in this series, A Dirty Job. Though the middle 150 pages dragged, I gave Secondhand Souls 3 stars because the end was enjoyable.
Just as I have begin to expect from Christopher Moore, individual comments within the book are laugh-out-loud funny. Just one warning: if you don’t know what a “Cleveland Steamer” is, do not under any circumstances Google it like I did. Even though I cleared my browser’s cache twice, I still have the image in my head–and it’s not a pretty image…
Posted in Horror, Humor
Great scary read!
I truly loved Turner. It reminded me of the feeling I got reading The Exorcist and The Omen for the first time years ago. It was straight up scary (though I did read it at night in the dark on my Kindle after everyone else was asleep so that may have helped). I think the atmosphere of the island gave me the largest sense of dread. Needless to say, Visit Wales would have a hard sell with me after reading this book. I hesitate to say more because the story is most effective with no knowledge of the plot ahead of time. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.
I received a free copy of this book from StoryCartel but that in no way impacted my review.
Posted in Diane's Favorites, Horror