Natalie Waites goes to the college her father chooses for her and gradually comes unravelled. This novel was based on the true story of a college student who disappeared in the town where Shirley Jackson lived, but it is her entirely dark, psychologically chilling take on the situation. This is a very complicated novel to […]Read more "Shirley Jackson Marathon Week 3 – Hangsaman"
So I picked this book up as my Book With A Number In The Title because I was intrigued. Everyone’s been raving about it. It’s a paranormal thriller I suppose, though for me the payoff was a little underwhelming. Not that I was expecting massive creepy stuffs, just a little more meat to the ending […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 18: The Three by Sarah Lotz"
As I said last week, this book made me very angry. The whole TL;DR version is that the snobbery of the characters, including lower working class protagonist Richard Papen, was not a device but an attitude bled throughout the book. One too pervasive to be dismissed as a mere plot point or character facet. Yeah, […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 10: The Secret History by Donna Tartt"
It being Hitchcock, you’d think I’d struggle with this one. But nope. I have very distinct tastes when it comes to old lugubrious jowls himself. In fact I struggled to name a fifth movie I liked enough to put in that spot. The other four, however, presented an entirely different struggle. My number one spot in […]Read more "Favoured Fives… Hitchcock movies"
Here it is, book two. The book set in the future. I waffled on for an AGE about this, and had to cut a tonne of my wafflings. Mainly stuff about Lowbeer, one of my fave characters, as that all got a bit spoilerific, but ugh I loved her, that ambiguous, wheeler-dealering, complex woman whose […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Book Two: The Peripheral by William Gibson"