Not that I didn’t have enough scary books to choose from in my personal hoard….
I stopped by the library on Saturday to pick up my latest hold collection. I’ve heard a lot about Hunter Shea’s “creature feature” horror novels so I really wanted to check these out. And I am a big fan of Robert McCammon so I couldn’t pass these two up. I’m already thinking that I may go ahead and buy Speaks the Nightbird, it sounds amazing and is the first in a series I’ve looked into before.
The Week in Books—
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin — 4 out of 5 stars
Yes, it’s true, I’ve never seen the movie and this is my first time reading the book. I have to say, it was much better than I expected and definitely makes me want to continue on with Son of Rosemary.
The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn — 4 out of 5 stars
This is one of those stories that defies description. At its core is a solid thriller involving revenge, with some crazy supernatural stuff thrown into the mix. I love Lorn’s humor in his book reviews, and this also comes through at times in the story.
The Guilt We Carry by Samuel Gailey — 4 out of 5 stars
Another great thriller featuring a young woman living with guilt over her young brother’s accidental death. After living a runaway life and falling into alcoholism, she winds up involved with some stolen drug money. I’m still not sure if I really liked the ending, it seemed a little rushed, but overall a great read.
Encounter With Hell by Alexis McQuillan — 2 out of 5 stars
Well, my search for a good nonfiction book to go with the Halloween season has not been very successful so far. If the writing hadn’t been so painfully bad, this might have been a three or even low four star. Out of 190 pages, only about 5 or 6 really dealt with the “demon” that supposedly followed McQuillan for five years. A few good passages dealing with the old mansion and it’s ghosts kept this from being a one star.
Autumn is in full swing now, with the colorful leaves and the colder days. I even baked my first pumpkin pie of the season the other day!
And I just realized that I am a month away from my first blog-aversary!! Time to start planning a new year of fun!
Until next time, Happy Reading!