First person account from small town deputy, who moonlights as a serial killer.
Never read a first person style story, at times it feels nearly autobiographical, which is kinda scary. Really dark and intense, recommended to me after reading Raymond Chandler, but Jim Thompson is another level.
I just gifted my boyfriend this Compendium for The Walking Dead (issues 1-48) and I can’t wait to steal it back and read it! After just a peek and picking his brain (pun intended), as he has already dug into it, it seems that this original comic book series deviates enough from the Cable series (my introduction to the story) that no real spoilers will happen if read before seeing the much anticipated second season.
Tired of those “new” zombies like in 28 Days Later or the remake of Dawn of the Dead? Everyone knows that REAL zombies do not run; real zombies shamble. If you’re a fan of real zombies, you’re going to love The Walking Dead, if you aren’t already familiar with it. It’s a saga by Robert Kirkman that expands on the original zombie tale started by George Romero in 1968. Follow former police officer Rick Grimes and his crew as they explore a world infected with the Walking Dead sickness. But best of all – even more that zombies! – The Walking Dead weaves a tale of what happens to a society that’s been torn apart and lost its laws, morals, and standards. More than just guts and gore, the saga of The Walking Dead is so compelling that you’ll have a hard time putting it down.
A compilation of issues 1 though 48 (or Books 1 through 4, or volumes 1 through 8) of the The Walking Dead.
Author: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
…she liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in the yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short didn’t mean they were tragic. Watching them flying in the warm sun among the daisies in their garden, her mother had said to her, See, they have a beautiful life. Alice liked remembering that.
-Still Alice, Lisa Genova (A novel about a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 50)
I spent ALL of last night reading this amazing bit of work…I was touched, I cried…no I wept from the pit of my soul…there is nothing so heartbreaking as losing the very thing that we identify with “who we are”…losing our “self”…please pick up and read this short novel if you have the opportunity, you will NOT be disapointed in fact you will be effected…forever. xxx c
I started reading STILL ALICE, by Lisa Genova, yesterday and I cannot put it down…as evidence by my dinner partners…my Nook and my Bunny aka “e-book holder”…no comment on my dinner choice please it’s called comfort food!
This book takes a first hand look at Alzheimer’s Disease in a comparatively young woman, from HER perspective and it is stunning! Both brave and heart breaking this is a MUST READ for anyone and everyone who wishes to understand themselves better…this is certainly a novel about what makes us human, and what happens when those elements are slowly taken away from us…it is a study of the human condition more than anything else….POWERFUL! xxx c
Picked up this 100-pager to read on the short flight from NYC-SC and back again…it really is an excellent read and I will be reading much more from The Drake Sisters Series.
The novella is a thriller/romance/horror high-bred full of intrigue, great character development and SEX! A perfect mix if I do say so myself, pick it up and enjoy…oh and for all of you Nook readers, it’s available for download at less than $2!
Here is a short excerpt:
Her eyes saw too much, saw into him where he didn’t want to be seen. He wanted to look away but he couldn’t seem to pull his gaze from hers. (Magic in the Wind, Christine Feehan)
Think Party of Five, with a house populated by seven empathic temptresses with brilliance, wit, and supernatural abilities and you have The Drake Sisters.
Bite (2005) is the perfect collection of Vampire Erotica to keep you toasty on a Halloween Night, here’s a taste:
Liam groaned again and shifted his hands to her hips, helping her to find a rhythm they both liked. She bent forward and bit him at the neck; she couldn’t help it. He shivered and moved against her faster and she met this thrusts with his own urgency. Oh glory, it was wonderful to with someone again, to have that connection, to feed, to be fucked. Liam was giving her everything she longed for, all at once. It was almost too much; for a moment she was nearly delirious happiness. the she realized she has mistaken her orgasm for delirium. (MaryJanice Davidson, Biting in Plain Sight)
Here is a list of fearful things:
The jaws of sharks, a vulture’s wings,
The rabid bite of the dog’s of war,
The voice of one who went before.
But most of all the mirror’s gaze,
which counts us out our numbered days.
-Righteous Bandy, the nomad Poet of Abarat (Hunger, Clive Barker)
Some words to make you shiver…on this Halloween week…from a true master of horror, CLIVE BARKER!