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!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *