Category Archives: horror

Death most definite – Trent Jamieson

This book is just good fun. It’s a high-spirited tale of a hostile takeover of Death’s operations in Australia. It’s set in Brisbane – hilarious for anyone who knows the city (and sometimes quite painful as Steve has to traverse the city by bus – truly horrible.) Continue reading

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John Fowles – The Collector

What is your worst nightmare? Being held captive by some psychopath? Well, that’s what John Fowles – one of the great English writers of the 1960s – focuses on in The Collector. You might think this plot line has been done to death, but this classic from 1963 probably invented this now-cliched storyline. Continue reading

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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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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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I am Legend

While I was waiting for crappy Kylie Chan to arrive, I delved into some other much better sci fi/fantasy and landed upon I am Legend by Richard Matheson. This is a great book, well worth a read. Since it was … Continue reading

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