The thing I love about Stephen King is his character development and how he paints the setting so vividly you think your life is part of the book. Mr. Mercedes is about a man who drives a Mercedes into a crowd and backs up and does it again. Years later he taunts the retired detective who could not solve the crime years ago. Allying himself with two unlikely characters, the detective tries to track down Mr. Mercedes before he kills again.
Back in 1990 the state of Kansas experience some of the most destructive weather ever recorded in the state. Inglish brings these storms back to life and tells the tales of the people who survived them.
Kelley Armstrong is the author of the popular Otherworld series. She likes to write short stories between her novellas. Angelic is about Eve Levine a half-demon warrior who is used by the Fates to fight evil. In her latest battle, Eve must battle the djinn, demons who do not have leader and have gone rogue.
A Face in the Crowd is a short story about an widower who is learning to live on his own. He attends a baseball game where he starts to see people from his past and each person is stranger then the next.
Mile 81 is a short book by Stephen King. Mile 81 is a broken down abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike. A perfect place for teenagers to hangout that’s until a Malibu Wagon knocks down the barricade and rolls in making the abandoned stop not so abandoned. Get too close to the open door of the car and it will be the last thing you will do but maybe scream.
This book, Nightmares in the Sky, is a fascinating look at the gargoyles looking over us every day keeping the evil out of our buildings. It’s amazing their beauty and mystique.
Riding the Bullet was originally an audio book and a short one at that. It was eventually expanded into a full length novella. The premise of the story is a college student’s mother is dying and he must hitchhike to her hospital. Along the way he takes a ride with young talkative man who just happens to be dead. They have a long discussion about the Silver Bullet, the best roller coaster ever made. The hitchhiker chickened out when he was a kid. The driver, gave the young man a choice, either he could live or his mother could live…a real life silver bullet.
Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer who can write any genre. Smoke and Mirrors is a collection of his short stories. The stories range from science fiction to horror to normal life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read.
Anyone who has to deal with the death of their mother knows you never get over just deal with it a positive manner. Smith’s book is written in an honest and kind way. I thought I was prepared for my mother’s passing but after she died I was fill with so many emotions my mind became a jumbled mess. This book helped me realize my jumbled mess is normal and showed me how deal with the sorrow.
I have read the graphic novel and seen the award winning movie of Blue is the Warmest color. I found both to be great in so many ways. In it’s basics, the novel is about love and friendship and how others react to the relationship. Clementine is a junior in high school and trying to figure out her life. The boys she meets don’t really have a connection for her and she is looking for more. At a gay bar, Clem meets an electric artist named Emma. Clem are drawn together instantly a connection some people never have and their relationship grows into a friendship and then a sexual one. The characters are charming and the story has so much feeling it is beautiful. The book ends differently than the movie [I liked the movie}.
When it comes to Stephen King, I prefer his Novels over his short stories. In the Tall Grass takes place in Kansas, a brother and sister pull over at a run down rest area where they hear the cries of child in the tall grass. It’s a good old fashion horror story and predictable. I did enjoy the story as it was well written. I listen to the book and was read by Stephen Lang.
Box Lunch is an adult oriented book. It deals with the taboo subject of sex. Why sex is taboo is beyond me. Oral sex is the subject matter of this piece of work. This could be one of the funniest books I have read and yet instructional too. If you do not like explicit sexual books then stay away from this one. Diana approaches Box Lunch from her own experiences. If you’re not familiar with the author it’s because she edits and writes for the lesbian magazine, On Our Backs. I would recommend this book.
In the future, there is no government and no countries. The families with the most win. Each family has Lazarus a family member brought back from the dead to protect the family.
Stephen King’s short story is fast paced and entertaining. A werewolf terrorizes a New England town and local search for the creature to destroy it before the town is destroyed.
Signal to Noise is a book that needs to be read twice. This a story of a dying man trying to create his legacy. Dave McKean’s illustrations are not only spellbinding but confusing. This is art mirrors life.
Cunningham has written numerous books on the subject of Wicca and anything that relates to it. This book is more then about magick, Cunningham wants the reader to realize how important it is to have a relationship with earth. Wicca is an earth oriented religion. This is not Scott’s best work but is a decent introduction for those with no experience at all.
The Plant is an unfinished serial novel by Stephen King published as an e-book in 2000. The premises of the book is a small publishing house struggling to survive has an editor who receives a manuscript from what appears to be a disturbed man. After receiving a rejection notice the author goes on a rampage wanting revenge on the editor. He sends the editor a plant with unique qualities. The whole story is written with office memos, letters and correspondence. I would have liked to see a longer story but did enjoy what I read.
This is one of Ray Bradbury’s shortest but most meaningful stories.
O My Darling was described to me as one of the best supernatural books, a comedy and a romance. I saw no comedy, a hint of the supernatural and did see the romance even in a tragic sense. The writer wrote with great imagery which made it a joy to read. There were parts I thought were not necessary and other parts that confused me.
A woman with no memory stumbles upon a Grunge band in 90s. As demons try to track her down along with psycho killer, Josephine must find her memory before she destroys the people closest to her or the demons find her.