LittleBookCove

A place for my Bookworm habits, My little cove of what I’m Reading Mostly Horror book's from the classic age of the 70s/80s With the odd fantasy or sci-fi thrown in.

Reading progress update: I've read 39%.

A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony

So far it's amazing! Just as I remembered it, A fantasy classic.

Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 168 pages.

The Final Conflict: Omen 3 - Gordon McGill
Hekla's Children - James Brodgen

Teacher Nathan Brookes leaves four pupils alone during a field trip in a national park. Within minutes, they have disappeared. A girl called Liv returns, but she has no memory of where she’s been. When a body is found years later, it is first believed to be one of the children, but is identified as a Bronze Age man. Yet Nathan starts to have horrific visions of the missing students. Then Liv reappears, desperate that the man be reburied. For he is the only thing keeping a terrible evil at bay...

 

 

 

I enjoyed this a lot! An awesome plot steeped in British myth and legend's it made for a really good read. In places it got a bit confusing, but I loved how it all mended together. I haven't actually read a plot quite like this Ever. It was modern and well thought out, it's not like your typical horror that's been done time and time again. This is original and new in some aspect's Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Dead Voices - Rick Hautala

After her daughter is struck and killed on a desolate highway, Elizabeth begins hearing her child's voice calling out to her from the grave.

 

 

 

I got this in the strangest of ways! It was in a pack of 3 book's I loved the book cover really. More than anything, as I'd never heard of the book before! It has that typical 80s/90s Horror cover I absolutely love! The plot its self was spot on. The main Protagonist Elizabeth has gone through a really hard time, Her daughter die's a tragic car crash and grieving is playing a part to blame her from her husband. So she tries to escape to her family farm.It is there a series of horrific event's pull her and the whole of her old home town into terror.

 

There isn't very much review's of the book on goodread's which is a shame, As the plot is really good! Toward's the end it got a bit predictable. But though the plot your left with a sense if it could have been anyone!? The book say's it was published in the 1990s, but the cover looks older than that?!

 

All in all a really good read with a flawless plot and horror ,suspense that will leave you thinking for a while.

Death Trance - Graham Masterton

As president of one of Tennessee's largest companies, Randolph Clare is outraged when arsonists destroy one of his Memphis plants. But then his wife and children are savagely murdered. All thoughts of vengeance are drowned in his grief.

Desperate to see his loved ones again, if only to bid them farewell, he enlists the aid of an Indonesian physician who claims that he can help Randolph enter the world of the dead. But, the doctor warns, ravening demons wait for those who dare the voyage. Not only Randolph's life will be at stake, but the souls of his family.

 

Really enjoyed this, as one of the first book's i've read of Graham Masterton's I have to say I was impressed! The plot flowed and the location's!! wow! graham has a way with word's that makes you feel as if you're there in the location he's writing about. I went to Tennessee and Thailand! Really spooky read into the world of occult Buddhism.

Girl A.

Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them - Ebury Digital

Absolutely heartbreaking.

 

If you're in the UK you would of known about ITVs showing of three girls a three-part drama Based on the true stories of the victims of the grooming and sexual abuse case of Rochdale that hit the headlines.

 


When details emerged a nation was outraged and asked how these sickening events came to pass.

 

 I believe this is the written story of one of the victims at lest I really hope it is, and all proceeding's and money of buying the book goes to her and her baby.

 

This book had me in tears It makes for a harrowing read and isn't something I would normally read at all. But I felt so much anger after watching the TV drama that I felt I needed to read the book. It didn't help, I felt even more anger and disgust at the police services. And those that were supposed to protect the girls. This isn't for the faint of heart at all and I don't recommend it at all if you over think about book's. My heart truly goes out to the victim's of this book and hope for their sake the monster's Will never get a normal life again.

 

 

One of his most lightest works maybe?

Ladies' Night - Jack Ketchum

Tom Braun is sitting in his neighborhood bar. His wife and his boy are at home in their apartment just a few blocks away. He's had yet another fight with her and is looking to steady his nerves and drown his sorrows and maybe--if he's lucky--snag a little something on the side. But the women in the bar are very strange tonight.

 

 

This was a really enjoyable read. I know what your thinking!? This is the same author that wrote THAT book... 'The Girl next door.' And I will admit I'm still trying to gather the mind will to read it. I guess I will one day who knows?

 

But anyways, after reading Off season this to me was a really light read compared to some of his other works, it's Still the classic Jack Ketchum style of way bloody out there With gut's and gore! And all that Classic splatterpunk style he's well known for, but it was funny!

 

I had vision's of what Shaun and the dead could be like if it had a splatterpunk theme! I'm not going to give too much away, I try to never do that. But if your into your splatterpunk I highly recommend this!

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Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill

I actually wanted to read this book for so long! I was super excited when I saw my local library had stocked it in there EPUBs so I ordered it. So glad I did! Joe Hill has this amazing style of writing, he brings his characters to life. He honestly doesn't mess you around either he puts you straight into the story. It took me 2 days to read this book as I was so into it! And will probably be talking about it for a while.

 

 

So lets get to the story, then shall we?

 

It's a ghost story. It has an atmosphere to it, then literally sent chill's down my spine while reading. If you are shocked by abuse, then this book might not be for you. I have my limit's and I was pretty disturbed by some of the scenes and plots in this tale, Just a heads up.

 

 

I loved Jude Coyne the main Protagonist His morbid collecting I mean you could totally imagine rockstars collecting that kind of stuff!

If you like a really scary.. Then I really, really recommend this book. I'm sure you guy's no my style of review's i hate giving away the plot of book's but i know 100% you guy's will love this.

 

 

The First Was Only A warning....

Damien: Omen II - Joseph Howard

Little by little, one of the world's most powerful families is being destroyed. And no one seems to know why. Those who suspect the truth do not live to reveal it. — Only thirteen-year-old Damien Thorn seems immune from the bizarre accidents claiming the lives of those around him. Damien, whose own father tried to kill him seven years ago... Damien, whose loving foster family is learning the meaning of hellish fear... Damien, who is leaving behind the seeming innocence of youth to fulfill the terrifying prophecy foretold long ages ago... Damien, who is discovering that it is not, after all, the meek but the master of ultimate evil who shall inherit the earth!

 

 

 

So...

I was on the second book of one of the most famous fiction antichrist Saga's known the Damien Omen saga, there was 6 book's written by different authors i'm not going sit here and say the book's were based on the film or vice versa when I don't know. The thing I do know though, is the sega is amazing!! It has that kind of retro Horror feel about it that has been copied a lot, but this is the original and it's held it's craze as a classic.

 

Damien is now 13 in this book. And for some reason doesn't actually know he's the Antichrist. To me that seemed a bit out of place as I'm sure in the 1st book he is actually told.

 

 

The plot, it's self was fantastic, it didn't quite focus on the main protagonist Danien but mainly on those around him and for the family he was adopted into the 'Thorns' and the Thorn's corporation, it had a quite of up to age feel that I liked considering this book was written by the author in 1978! It didn't have a drudging polt and the paperback was slim and easy to read. I'm actually so hyped I now own this whole collection! As it really is classic horror read. I just have to watch the films now!

 

                                                 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 58 out of 199 pages.

Damien: Omen II - Joseph Howard

Mmmm,This just doesn't have the feel of the 1st Novel i read, not quite sure why But i like how it's focused on the History of the Thorn's It's still a good read!

The Omen - David Seltzer

A boy Born of a Jackel?...   I get that! But how does Satan impregnate it? How did they get his sperm? Did he rise up and say hi, I'm Lucifer, son of lies, I'm here to do some sick stuff and make a son?

 

I honestly thought this when reading the book!? I know I'm strange but in the book it has no explanation at all to how they got the devil's Sperm to make Damian, they just said he was born of a jackel?

 

Apart from that I loved this classic horror book, The idea of the Antichrist being born made for a very chilling and spooky tale.

 

David seltzer does an amazing written work on this. The story grips you and sucks you in and I have to say is, I didn't put the book down. The plot involving the thorn's as well as the other character's is, fascinating although a bit Spooky and gruesome. I'm so glad I actually brought the whole collection as I could easily read them all.

History of Irish Fairies - Carolyn White

 

I thought this was a beautiful quaint little book. My new Man Loves the fact that I'm into fairy's and elementals I love them! Even if I believe they're not really real.

 

As an Irish cockney though the fae's We got told about weren't all cute and friendly they are quite the opposite. To what the Victorians used to believe At least in Irish lore.

We decided to go on an occult book tour that day and he found this book and got it for me.

 

It tells the different type of fae's that there are in both the Irish and Scottish lore, The author also took time to tell of what other countries and cultures call there Fair folk.

It's honestly a lovely and very Informative book.

And I loved the cover too!

 

A very strange tale....

The Wicker Man - Robin Hardy, Anthony Shaffer

'Much has been said of the strumpets of yore
Of wenches and bawdy house queens by the score
But I sing of a baggage that we all adore,
The Landlord's Daughter . . . '

'. . . Her ale it is lively and strong to the taste
It is brewed with discretion and never with haste
You can have all you like
If you swear not to waste
The Landlord's Daughter . . .'

 

So this book, I remember watching brief clips of the film on channel 4 years ago, but never quite got round to getting the book, although The wicker man is a book I've wanted to get for my Book collection for ages I finally got it.

Took me really less than two days to read this it's a strange tale set in the isles of Scotland,

 

Neil Howie, a Scots police Sergeant and fine upstanding Christian fellow, receives an anonymous letter saying that a girl has gone missing on Summerisle, a small island only barely under Scot protection, thirty-eight miles west of the last of the Outer Hebrides. Howie goes out to investigate, and finds that, while all the inhabitants of the island are seemingly quite forthcoming with what they know (save the none of them acknowledge the missing girl so much as exists), Howie is torn between his desire to see the case through and his offence at the various heathen goings-on on the decidedly non-Christian island.

 

This book blew my mind quite frankly, and after watching the film again. I was highly impressed. It flows though a strange, surreal sort of way. And I'm not going to lie, I didn't like the main protagonist Neil Howie, I think the that the author just made him very dislikeable and prune like.

 

 

Give this a read some time it's one of those horror classics that Makes you think the end will stay with you for a long time.

 

     

Not quite what i was expecting

Shadowland - Peter Straub

Shadowland was a surreal book right from the offset. It start's when Tom Flanagan now an adult tells a tale of his youth to someone. That tale is woven with magic, and fantasy and adolescent Adventures. I'm not going to lie I found this book a struggle by the time I got to the middle of it, I had totally forgotten what the start was! So this review is going to be a struggle.

 

A person meets the now adult Tom Flanagan in a bar on the sunset strip. From there Tom gives the guy what as the reader finds out involves a strange surreal tale of Adolescent reminiscence . That starts in a private posh school for boy's were he meet's a boy called Del nightingale. From there we find out that Del has a knack for magic. Both him and del strikes up a friendship. But sadly there school life bliss doesn't last long at all when Steve Ridpath is introduced, his nickname by the boy's is skeleton. And this character set's an uneasy tone to the tale.


This wasn't an easy read I didn't at once feel I was into the tale in all it switches and pull's it wasn't until the very end of the book that I got the gist of it, I didn't even feel an emotional pull towards the Character sadly at the best of times, I try to understand peter Straubs written work's but you can't always find an Author whose every single novel you click with. I wouldn't say it was a horror theme but much more of a thriller.

 

Stephan King The Mist

The Mist - Stephen King

So I've finally got round to doing a review for this book, I had quite a mission getting this on paperback as nobody in the UK had it for sale. So I had to get it shipped over from the USA. It says the story is from Kings book the skeleton crew? But the king rewrote it and made it longer? 

 

 

I have to say I watched the film and this tale is just like the book, it's amazing both left me with a really eerie feeling, but that's why I love king, he always leaves you thinking week's and days after you have read one of his novels.

 

The book grips you with a surreal feeling I got a total modern feeling of Lovecraft with this Novel and I loved it. I'm a big big fan of H.P Lovecraft so this was a feeling of nostalgia.

 

 

This novel is mainly about survival. The main charter in the story 'David Drayton' and His wife and Billy There young son, are on holiday when a Violent thunderstorm awakes an unnatural Mist that quickly spreads across their town of Bridgton, Maine. After that, with out giving away too much of the plot of sorts, of terrifying things happen that is a true struggle for survival to all the characters in the book.

 

Truly a really good read. All Hail the king! :)

 

Currently reading

The Sundering by Richard A. Knaak
The Source of Magic by Piers Anthony
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
Progress: 39%

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