This week, the last week of my Shirley Jackson marathon, we’re going to be looking at The Bird’s Nest. This is my all time favourite Jackson book, it’s the scariest, both in terms of psychology and bone chilling horror. Let me explain, as there are those who heartily disagree with that statement. Elizabeth is having […]Read more "Shirley Jackson Marathon – Final Week: The Bird’s Nest"
This is a book of short stories by Murakami and possesses all of his usual magic in the every day and some of the usual supernatural touches he handles so very well. There were some stories I didn’t gel with but I still enjoyed the writing of course. Most of these stories were excellent and […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 30: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami"
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"
Within seconds my hair Drapes down flat, stuck to shirt Shirt stuck to skin Sucked to skin To goosebumps and cringing flesh Jeans dyed deeper grey Clammy I wear these for magic My ugly second skin Shoes soak, toes swim Amphibious extremities But I’m running most unfroglike Splashing crowns in my wake Kings and Queens Elementals All howling […]Read more "Poetic Interlude… Ten Minutes Under A Rainstorm"
I bought this book on my kindle as I’ve heard many many good things about both the author and the book. It’s a near future tale of kids held in isolation on an island because they possess a defective gene that will eventually cause a condition that will kill them. The arrival of a new […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 16: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough"
I remember Everything still Night breath held like The endless dark Stars ceased their whisper And turn They held their memories close Until one blazed Rebellious Across the pause of night And broke itRead more "Poetic Interlude… Still"
Eyes and emptiness The clock sucks seconds Minutes Hours This week I lost down the sofa In a back pocket somewhere A month gone musty A year screwed up at the bottom of a bag Like a forgotten receipt Heart pumps liquid Lungs breathe air Wet Hot Jolts of panic like fireworks The rattle of […]Read more "Poetic Interlude… Eyes and Emptiness"