Posts Tagged ‘horror’

Book Review: Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It) When I first saw this on the shelf and read the summary on the back, I couldn’t help but think, “Ooooh! Vampires meets Scott Pilgrim!” And so, naturally, I picked it up. Cal is a carrier of a parasite which infected all of his ex-girlfriends. They have all become […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Hands down, one of the very best books I’ve read… not just this year, but ever! The Graveyard Book is gripping from the first moment, and sends chills down your spine. At the same time, it is written in such a way that it should be read aloud, and […]

Book Review of I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Genre – Thriller/Horror/Supernatural, Adult and Young Adult While still following the Dan Wells tradition of being disturbing, thrilling, fast-paced and funny all at the same time, this book was possibly the most beautiful thing I have read this year. You may wonder how vivid scenes of embalming can be […]

ZOMG, Horror

Posted on: March 18th, 2010 by Sam

I’ve been fascinated in horror lately. Most especially “My Last Dutchess”, “A Tell-tale Heart” and “I am Not a Serial Killer” One of my “writer-weaknesses” right now is that I’m not practiced in making things as dark as I want them to be. When I read a really good Fantasy, I often sit and ponder […]

Writing Horror

Posted on: February 6th, 2010 by Sam

I can’t quote it perfectly, but I once heard Stephen King define horror as the little teenage girl in alone, clutching a knife that she won’t ever get to use. In other words, it’s not James Bond. In a James Bond thriller, we put our capable hero in situations that may be overwhelming – but […]