Weekly Mash-Up #93

A quiet week around here, nothing out of the ordinary….

The Week in Books

The Frighteners:  A Journey Through Our Cultural Fascination With the Macabre by Reverend Peter Laws — 5 out of 5 stars!

Check out my full review posted October 17! (25/31)

Hunted Past Reason by Richard Matheson — 2 out of 5 stars

I’ve really enjoyed my Matheson reading experiences in the past (I Am Legend, Duel, Hell House, etc.), but I just couldn’t find any enjoyment with Hunted Past Reason.  The premise: two men go backpacking, one an alpha male wilderness survival fanatic, the other an out-of -shape author with zero backpacking experience…I’m sure you can see where this is heading.  We go from boring as hell to a conversation about religious philosophy, to a Deliverance-style rape scene, then a run through the wilderness (and let’s not forget about the whole ability to talk a rattlesnake, a mountain lion, and a black bear out of eating you, yeah, that’s realistic).  The idea was there, the potential was there, sadly the delivery wasn’t.  (26/31)

Scary Stories Collection: 5 Short Horror Stories by Stories From the Attic — 1 out of 5 stars

First of all, when there is no real author name, run far, far away!  These shorts were in desperate need of editing…actually, a couple of them should have just been scrapped altogether.  On the plus side, it was a kindle freebie!  That’s about the only good thing I can say.  (27/31)


I’m getting closer to my goal of 31 Halloweenish books by October 31st!  Fingers crossed my current reads are better than these last two!!

Stay safe and sane, and Happy Reading!

 

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