Tag Archives: Horror

The Killing Kind: The Darker Side of Mystery

I’m not sure if it’s the depression or if I’ve just been in a mood for this specific genre, but I’ve been reading a lot of horror/thriller/mystery novels lately. I took a break near the end of last year to … Continue reading

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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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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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5 – Supernatural Enhancements: A New Name In Suspense Genre

This is the story about a young man, A., who inherits a wealthy estate known as Axton House. After the suicide of his distant cousin, A. and his companion, Niamh, become part of a world that is much more than … 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 #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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