Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: It by Stephen King

Title: It
Author: Stephen King

Read copy: Paperback
Published: August 7, 1987
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451169514
ISBN-13: 9780451169518

The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods, and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking behind a façade of traditional small-town values.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Title: The Shining
Author: Stephen King

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 26, 2012
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307743659
ISBN-13: 9780307743657

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Experiment in Terror, Seams of Destruction & Murder in Lava Cove by Alene Anderson

Title: Experiment in Terror
Series: Koehler Brothers
Author: Alene Anderson
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: January 30, 2015
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Matt Koehler

His assignment is to go undercover as a homeless man in a university town in order to catch a serial killer who has raped and killed three girls.

Amanda Barton

She is successful businesswoman who finds herself attracted to a homeless man, not knowing he is an undercover officer. When she is kidnapped by the serial killer, can Matt find her in time to prevent her from being raped and murdered?

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Review: The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding... by Victoria Alexander

Title: The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding (in Seven Days or Less)
Series: The Lady Travelers Guide
Author: Victoria Alexander
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 1, 2017
Publisher: HQN Books

The family of the bride is expected to revel in the joy of the upcoming wedding. Instead, Miss Celia Bromley faces the most heartbreaking dilemma of her life: she’s fallen in love with the man engaged to marry her scheming half sister. Worse, he might love Celia in return. But handsome, bookish Henry Saunders is a man of honor. He would never break his promise to his bride-to-be, no matter how horrid she may be.

Celia’s despair hasn’t escaped the notice of keen-eyed Aunt Guinevere, who, along with her crafty friends, is determined to see true love triumph. Unraveling a wedding takes a delicate, subtle touch, and in the mad dash to break one engagement and encourage another, the ladies may well hear the whispers of scandal instead of the peal of wedding bells...

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