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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post
    Touch The Night by Max Booth - disappointing. Gave up on this one a little over half way through.


    Oh well, time to finish up The Classic Horror Collection - 2 more stories to go.

    B
    I finished Touch the Night and I’m a little envious of your foresight.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I found it to be a fast paced, entertaining read, but it's pure fantasy horror.

    If's definitely a popcorn novel.

    B
    And I have no problem with those, we all need some brain Candy once in a while LOl!!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    To my shock and dismay, I couldn’t finish Westlake Soul. I loved the beginning but liked it less and less with each page. And it’s not a bad book. It’s beautifully written and very original it just wasn’t for me. Felt like a YA novel. So I closed it and shelved it.

    Then I started reading SEED by Anita Ahlborn and so far I’m loving it.
    I have only read Owens introduction so far. It sounds intriguing so hopefully I will like it.

    Seed was just middling for me.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    To my shock and dismay, I couldn’t finish Westlake Soul. I loved the beginning but liked it less and less with each page. And it’s not a bad book. It’s beautifully written and very original it just wasn’t for me. Felt like a YA novel. So I closed it and shelved it.
    I enjoyed it for the most part (the SST edition was also my first reading of it), but did feel it went on a bit long. Felt like a novella padded out to novel length, and the sympathy for the character seesawed a bit as well because of it (and some inconsistencies in character). I'd give it a 6.5 or 7 out of 10.

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  • jeffingoff
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    To my shock and dismay, I couldn’t finish Westlake Soul. I loved the beginning but liked it less and less with each page. And it’s not a bad book. It’s beautifully written and very original it just wasn’t for me. Felt like a YA novel. So I closed it and shelved it.

    Then I started reading SEED by Anita Ahlborn and so far I’m loving it.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I have the Raven, started it put it down, just haven't gotten back to it yet.
    I found it to be a fast paced, entertaining read, but it's pure fantasy horror.

    If's definitely a popcorn novel.

    B

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  • RonClinton
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    Last night I finished COVER ME: THE VINTAGE ART OF PAN BOOKS, a history of Pan pbs from the UK. Not sure what I'm going to start tonight, but I think I'm being drawn to Cornell Woolrich's WALTZ INTO DARKNESS, a novel I've read before, but it's been a very long time and I don't remember much about it at all. Mysterious Press came out recently with a new edition of it (in both tpb and HC...I grabbed the HC from Amazon), and I thought this would be an opportune time for a reread (something I very rarely do).

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  • mhatchett
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    I have the Raven, started it put it down, just haven't gotten back to it yet.

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  • brlesh
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    Finished The Raven by Jonathan Janz last night.

    This one was a lot of fun. Janz offered a different take on the postapocalypstic novel and does it at a frenetic pace throughout the story.

    Surprisingly, it was the end of the book, the last 20 pages or so, where the pace slackened significantly, though I'm sure this was a set up for the next book.

    A trilogy perhaps??

    After The Raven, started the collection And Cannot Come Again by Simon Bestwick. 4 or 5 stories in and they've all been great so far.

    Dark weird fiction, creature features, quiet ghost stories, Bestwick seems to be able to handle all facets of the horror genre with ease.

    B

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  • c marvel
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    I finished Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn by Kealan Patrick Burke and now I'm back to reading Stories To Be Whispered: The Collected Short Fiction of Cornell Woolrich Volume Two. I am also reading Murder in the Blackout by J. Russell Warren.


    Cap

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post
    Touch The Night by Max Booth - disappointing. Gave up on this one a little over half way through.


    Oh well, time to finish up The Classic Horror Collection - 2 more stories to go.

    B
    Oh man, I'd heard good things about Touch The Night, too...

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  • brlesh
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    Touch The Night by Max Booth - disappointing. Gave up on this one a little over half way through.


    Oh well, time to finish up The Classic Horror Collection - 2 more stories to go.

    B

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  • brlesh
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    Read Widow's Point by Richard & Billy Chizmar the other day. Liked it alot. Felt liked the they really nailed the classic haunted lighthouse story.

    The story was kind of a lovechild between King's"1408" and "The Nephews" by Rick Hautala.

    Currently reading The Classic Horror Collection, a 900 page tome of old horror stories. Started this one back before Thanksgiving and have just been kind of piecemealing it here and there since. Around 200 pages to go.

    B

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  • brlesh
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    Finished Full Throttle the other night and it's probably the best collection I've read this year.

    I'd rate it right up there with 20th Century Ghosts.

    Now, about half way through Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and liking it a lot.

    It's more of a gothic mystery story than the haunted house story I was expecting going into it.

    B

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  • brlesh
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    Finished All the Good Indians the other night, and while the story does pick up in the second half, still have to say I was, overall, disappointed with it. Due to the overwhelmingly good reviews I had read before picking it up, may be my expectations were too high to begin with.

    On a better note, 2/3 of the way through Full Throttle and really enjoying it.

    It's as good, if not better, than 20th Century Ghosts.

    B

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