Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thank you

Thank you guys for still reading my page even though it has been forever since i've even been able to look at it. Sorry life gets busy sometimes i'll try to get better at keeping up with this thing thanks For continuing to visit my page!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Interview With The Vampire (1976)- Anne Rice

Plot: Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force-a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. (The summary of the book came from barnes and noble, and does not belong to me.)






Year:  1976

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Genre: Horror/Gothic/Vampire

Review: I originally saw the movie adaptation for this book, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. I loved the movie. Definitely my favorite vampire movie-of all time. I finally got around to reading the book earlier this year. Great read. However I don't plan to ever read it again. It is very memorable, and quite detailed. There is a fair amount going on in the book that never happened in the movie. At least not that you see on screen. The chapters are way too long for my taste. Partially because I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter. I love having a stopping point. But, this book didn't give me hardly any stopping points and because of that I only read when I could read a whole chapter which made it a very slow read. There is a lot of romanticism in this book. A lot of emotion behind the vampire Louis. I can definitely see how many people consider this book series to be a predecessor to the Twilight series. Which I will read one day, mostly for my own personal curiosity more than enjoyment. Louis is of course the main character to Interview With The  Vampire. But, he annoys me greatly I have a love hate relationship with his character. He sounds like an emotional, sensitive, pedophile who is in love with Claudia. Great read but I don't plan to read it again. I will however read the next one The Vampire Lestat.

Level of Disturbance (3/10): There is nothing disturbing about it other than Louis is kind of a pedophile with Claudia.

Sex (5/10): I don't remember any sex in the book persay. But there is sexual references, and themes. It just has kind of an erotic vibe.

Blood and Guts (3/10): Not really that much just some blood from vampire attacks.

Bottom Line: Great, but slow read. Very memorable and worthwhile. Although I almost like the movie better!

Rate: 8/10

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Liseys Story (2006)- Stephen King

Plot:  Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went- a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's Demons, Lisey's turn to go to boo'ya moon. What begins as a widows effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a near fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love (The summary of the book, belongs to the author, and publishers of Lisey's story and can be seen on the inside flap)

Year: 2006

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

Genre: Horror/ Psychological/ Romance

Review: I loved this book! I think this book is just wow! It's a very deep story filled with love, and terror. I don't even know how to review this book, really it was that good in my mind. I'm a romantic type. I love dark romance like gothic romance type story's I love it. I think it's because i'm a romantic at heart but yet I love horror and when the two are combined it's just wow. With that said would I go out looking for a relationship with this much darkness surrounding it god no. Okay now that i'm done with the intro i'll continue with my review. First of all, this is a complex read so far out of all the King Novel's I have read this one absolutely requires the highest reading level to comprehend. Now, it's not very hard. But, if you're younger or have a hard time following a story that switches from past to present constantly then you will likely have a hard time following. But, if you take the time to read this book. I don't think you will be let down. This book I think is King's most intimate novel. I believe it's kind of a love letter to his wife Tabitha. It's unreal this book explorers the darker realms of a relationship it doesn't focus on all the good things. Well that's not true it does just it does have darkness surrounding those good things, but because of that it makes those good things, that much better. This book is very psychological, romantic, dark, deep, and sad. I loved this book!

Level of Disturbance (8/10): I think this story is a rather disturbing one it just shows how dark a relationship can be. And, the emotional toll it can take on each spouse.

Sex (6/10): It did have sex. No rape or anything, and not very detailed either. But, detailed enough you know what's going on.

Blood and Guts (4/10): It wasn't extremely gory, but the gore it did have for the most part was pretty gory. At least depending upon your imagination.

Bottom Line: Read this book! Yes it can be hard to follow in spots, and maybe even hard to read if you're a lower reading level, but even then it's worth a try I think. Great book! Especially if you love both horror and romance.

Rate: 10/10

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Savage (1993)- Richard Laymon

Plot: It is Whitechapel in November 1888 and Jack the Ripper is committing his last known act of butchery in the one-room hovel occupied by the luckless harlot Mary Kelly. And beneath the bed on which the fiend is cruelly and cheerfully eviscerating his victim cowers a fifteen year old boy... This is just the beginning of the extra ordinary adventures adventures of Trevor Bentley, a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ran into the most notorious serial killer in criminal history, a boy who became a man as he traveled on a quest of vengeance across a wild and untamed continent - a boy who brought the horrors of Jack the Ripper to the new world. In a bold new language forged out of Mark Twain and Conan Doyle, Richard Laymon's Savage is a brilliant departure and an innovative feat of story telling that is destined to add luster to an already flourishing reputation. (The summary of the book, belongs to the author, and publishers of Savage and can be seen on the inside flap)

Year: 1993

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing PlC

Genre: Horror/Serial Killer/Torture/Splatter Punk

Review: Oh man, where do I begin this book. Is like a mix between an horror novel, and an adventure novel, and a western all rolled into one book. The book in my mind is written perfectly it has short chapters which are nice. It's paced beautifully. It's a very fast paced read. Man some of the gore described in this book is pretty bad. From England to the Seas to the wild west you read this book you're in for a ride. I will say that this book isn't nearly as extreme as Richard Laymons The Island it's not nearly as gory. And there's not really any rape. However, this book feels more real feels a little more realistic which I suppose is because Jack the Ripper actually did in fact exist. I actually like this book a little more than the Island. Although I love both with a passion. I'm really a big time Laymon fan. Yes some of his characters don't feel all that realistic but if you let yourself get absorbed in the story enough even his cheesy characters are real. This book is about a kid who is determined to stop Jack the Ripper from killing more innocent-well maybe not innocent- people. Every time you think something worse couldn't possibly happen to this kid, indeed something worse happens. Although he learned a valuable lesson in all of this. I'm not going to tell you what it is because that's for you to decide maybe you thought he learned a different lesson. But, I will tell you one thing along his journey he found love. And he would do anything for this girl. Yes this book is one giant adventure. Well written plenty disturbing but not too much. Great book!

Level of disturbance (8/10): Not as disturbing as island but in the scenes that their is gore. Trust me it's disturbing at least the images that went into my head are.

Sex (4/10): There was one sex scene the entire book. And, it wasn't an extremely sick and depraved sex scene it was completely consensual. And it just wasn't bad. Absolutely no rape or anything else. Only the one sex scene and some other sexual content like descriptions or kissing but that's it.

Blood and Guts (9/10): Quite a bit of blood and guts. Yes guts too. It has both. Great gore! But, realistic gore relating to Jack the Ripper.

Bottom Line: Not for children. Or the weak stomached. Not quite as bad as Island but bad enough that neither of those types should read this book. But, other than that I loved this book and I do recommend it. I think it's way more plot oriented than other Laymon novels.

Rate: 10/10

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