Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Shining – Stephen King

I’ll never forget the scene in the movie where the blood comes pouring out of the lifts into the lobby of the evil Overlook Hotel. This movie scared the bejesus out of me for years as a kid, but I only got around to reading it recently. For horror fans, the book is satisfying scary, it’s a classic ghost yarn from the King of Horror. For those who love the movie, it’s awesome you get more details, more story. Continue reading

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What would make a society burn all its books? Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns.” Guy Montag knows this only too well. He’s a fireman, tasked with burning any books that Americans are hiding in this alternative future, for the good of humanity. Continue reading

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Let’s play ball! Summerland by Michael Chabon

Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon creates an incredible fantasy world where an unlikely hero has to save the world … with baseball. This is on my list as a must-read for young and adult readers. In Summerland, Chabon sets his literary sights on creating an American fairytale, it’s like a modern American version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe featuring the greatest of all American sports, baseball. Continue reading

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The stuff of nightmares – Malorie Blackman

Nightmares are horrific and terrifying, but at least you always wake up. What if the only way to escape Death was by experiencing nightmare after nightmare? This is a great book for both old and young readers. Continue reading

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