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I read Zofloya. About what I expected, but there's a full review written. If you've read The Monk, you might be interested to know that at least one contemporary review of the text called The Monk chaste (!!!) in comparison... I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say that, but there is certainly lust and betrayal and stabbing to go around in this one....
Bohannon's Empty Bodies is a fast-paced tale of a post-apocalyptic world where perceptions are constantly changing, characters are pushed from day-to-day-normality into survival mode, and strangers become the greatest confidantes. The book sucks readers in with page one, and as a new take on so-called zombies, it immediately turns into a fun and entertaining read. The characters are engaging, Bohannon's writing is well worth the time, and the story itself is frighteningly believable.
All together, this really is a thrill of a book, and comes absolutely recommended!
Thanks...? I already read it, so that was my review :) I just wanted to post it here since it's a horror thread. I'll try to pop back in for that at least, to post horror. I'm not too sure anymore that I'll stick with the challenge itself. January was enough to remind me how 'done' I am with gothic, and the more I look at the categories, it feels like the challenge is built for gothic lovers more than horror lovers lol.
I'm sorry to hear you won't stick with the whole challenge anymore. I agree: there's a bit too much gothic reading for my taste, too. :/ But I hope you still keep reading horror!
I was going to use my thread to post for the challenge, but maybe I'll try to remember to post any horror reads there, as well. I don't get around to it as often as I'd like, though, which is why I was so excited about the CAT/KIT/Challenge that we're doing (even if it is heavy on the gothic); that's my excuse to read it more often. :-)
King is nothing short of brilliant in this slow-coming beautifully-building follow-up to The Shining. It is, without a doubt, a fully different book, following up on the life of Dan Torrence (who we first met in The Shining), but it also carries on with the exploration of themes related to addiction, legacy, and enduring suffering...and in a masterful fashion.
There's no doubt that this work was percolating for years, and it does indeed live up to King's earlier work. I read the last 300 pages in less than 24 hours; it is frightening, wonderful, and all-consuming. Fans of King will find him at his best here, and the readers who've been waiting for this book will, I've no doubt, find everything they feared and wished for.
Absolutely recommended. Read The Shining if you haven't already. And then, read This.
The Witness by Zach Bohannon: ... (and while the touchstones don't work, search by his last name on this or any other book site, and you should find it easily!)
Bohannon's newest work of horror is built perfectly for fans of the classic horror movies like Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street. Besides being creepy and original, it moves with plenty of turns,not slowing for a moment once it gets started. If you want a great piece of horror that proves itself a fast and scary read, this really is a perfect choice.
Both Empty Bodies 1 and Empty Bodies 2 by Zach Bohannon. If you like horror and zombies, this is a fun series :)
Glad to see you're still involved, even if not all the categories are for you. April and May have been less gothic and have been interesting months. You seem to be keeping up okay, looking at what you've read:
January (Traditional/classic Gothic works) - Zofloya
February (Supernatural) - Empty Bodies: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Dystopian Survival, Doctor Sleep
March (Victorian Gothic) - Phantom of the Opera
(I know you were considering it and it's the thought that counts!)
May (Women & non-English) - The Witness, Empty Bodies 2: Adaptation
(I'm sure they have some women in them!)
As for April, well, I tried, I really did ;)
I didn't end up getting around to Phantom of the Opera after all--moving in late March and unpacking in April just proved to allow for too little reading time!
I need to get over to this group more...I've been on librarything so little lately, that just about all I've done is report in to my own thread on the 2015 challenge lol. I had every intention of reading something by Mo Hayder this month, but some of our bookcases broke during the move, which means some books (including hers) are still in the pile of boxes in our closet!
In any case, I'm going to try to keep an eye on this group still, and I'm definitely going to make sure to keep reporting in with any horror reads :)
If you like horror and you like tattoos, you have to read The Lines of the Devil by Zach Bohannon. I read it back in July, and simply couldn't put it down. The touchstones aren't working here for some reason, but if you click on the author, or if you look up the book on amazon, you'll find it easily.
My reminder? The fact that I finished up Zach's Empty Bodies trilogy, which is also something to check out if you like zombie reads :) I really do love the roller-coaster horror novels he writes!
I've never really heard of Christopher Buehlman, so I will keep my eyes open for his books when I'm out shopping and at work. Thanks! :)
Meanwhile, do look up Buehlman--I only read the one book of his so far, but I enjoyed it enough to immediately pick up his few others! (And by pick up, I mean obsessively find used copies and add them to mount tbr with the idea that I'd read them very soon...)
LOL! I do the same thing: if I find an author I just love, I either wishlist the rest of their books and/or look for them in used bookstores. Best of luck with your Mount TBR! :) I think if everyone on LT combined theirs, it'd probably surpass Mount Everest. ;)
I'm not a huge zombie person, but I've really enjoyed the series, so I just wanted to pass on the link in case any of you might be interested :)