2017 Roberta reads Horror!


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2017 Roberta reads Horror!

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Editado: Fev 24, 2017, 11:51am

January: King and Family

My Pick: The Breathing Method by Stephen King

This is the last novella in the collection Different Seasons by Stephen King. It's the only one of the four that has not been made into a movie. It had potential of being made really creepy if they had developed the back story of the old club where the gentlemen told their tales. That place had potential, as did the mysterious library. Instead, the story built up to a tale that fell short of the mark of being scary.

Editado: Fev 24, 2017, 11:37am

February: Shirley Jackson - Psychological Suspense

My Pick: The Lottery and Seven other stories by Shirley Jackson

This collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson was perfectly creepy. She wasn't an element of horror in these, with the exception of The Lottery. These were more the creepiness of everyday encounters of racism, isolationism, social anxiety etc... Jackson had a way to make everything suspenseful in the most subtle way. I really would like to read more of her short works.

The stories are "The Lottery", "Flower Garden", "Come Dance with Me in Ireland", "Men with Their Big Shoes", "Trial by Combat", "Pillar of Salt", "Like Mother Used to Make", and "Colloquy".

Editado: Mar 11, 2017, 12:50pm

March: Richard Matheson - Creatures

My Pick: I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Interesting novel about a post pandemic world in which a vampire like virus has taken over. Robert Neville is the only "human" left on Earth. He is lonely and weary, but he still fights for life and searches for a cause and cure for the disease. He also hunts the vampires. In the end he sees himself through their eyes.

Editado: Mar 24, 2017, 3:07pm

April: Daphne duMaurier - Books made into films

My Pick: The Birds and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

Editado: Jun 18, 2017, 4:26pm

May: Sheridan Le Fanu - Ghosts

In a Glass Darkly

Editado: Jun 18, 2017, 4:26pm

June: Anne Radcliffe - Gothic

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Editado: Jun 18, 2017, 4:27pm

July: Clive Barker/Neil Gaiman - GN/YA

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Preacher Volume 2

Editado: Set 3, 2017, 4:05pm

August: Flannery O'Conner - Women

The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell

Editado: Set 3, 2017, 4:05pm

September: Poppy Brite/Tananarive Due - Diversity

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Editado: Out 19, 2017, 6:12pm

October: Joyce Carol Oates - Modern

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Editado: Jul 29, 2017, 4:06pm

November: Edgar Allen Poe - Short stories & Poetry

The Raven and other short stories and poems (audio Hoopla)

Editado: Jun 20, 2017, 3:39pm

December: Marjorie Bowen - Crime & Mystery

The Crown Derby Plate - Hoopla audio