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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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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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