Category Archives: Thriller

32 – Duma Key: A Hauntingly Brilliant Work of Art

In a word: spectacular. In four words: a work of genius. I was continually amazed at the way Stephen King built the tension while only hinting at the supernatural horrors until the end. This was the first Stephen King book … Continue reading

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30 – Stiletto: The book I finished in 4 days after waiting 4 years.

So you know those books you read and fall in love with? Well that’s what happened to me after reading The Rook. I finished it back in 2012 (the same year it came out) and looked forward anxiously for the … Continue reading

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25 – The Summer of Night: My Introduction to the Modern Thriller/Horror Genre

If you’ve ever seen the film Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, The Summer of Night is a lot like it except with more monsters and violence. For students of Old Central in the small town of Elm Haven, … Continue reading

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2 – Dracula: The Ultimate Gothic Novel

Abraham Van Helsing Our journey to hunt down Count Dracula and rid the world of his evil was a dark and fearsome time. After receiving the unknowing help of Mr. Jonathan Harker in securing a series of residences, Count Dracula … Continue reading

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Task #24: A Book Based Entirely on its Cover – Invisible

I have only ever read one of James Patterson’s books and that was Sundays at Tiffany’s. It was a great book, I liked his writing voice, but I hadn’t ever read any of the mystery/thrillers that he’s so famous for. … Continue reading

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Task #22: A Book that Scares You – The Woman in Black

Some of these tasks are a little like trial and error, and this is one of them. Task 38 is to read a book that makes me cry, but since I’m trying to read mostly new books I have no … Continue reading

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Task #45: A Book Written by an Author with Your Same Initials – Before I Go to Sleep

It’s books like this that get me discouraged about my writing. It just doesn’t seem fair that someone can write a book like this as their debut novel. Such authors set the bar rather high for the rest of us. … Continue reading

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