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Old 8th January 2020, 02:15 PM
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Speaking of King, I'm currently half way through his latest 'The Institute' and it's by far the best King I've read in recent years, really good stuff.
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Old 8th January 2020, 10:14 PM
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Speaking of King, I'm currently half way through his latest 'The Institute' and it's by far the best King I've read in recent years, really good stuff.

I got it the day it was published and havenít read much more than the first couple of chapters, been far too busy drawing to finish it

What Iíve read so far was good though, so I should really pick it back up again
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Old 16th January 2020, 07:47 PM
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I read most of The Nest pretty quickly and then got bogged down at the end as this section was pretty anti-climatic. The best parts of the book were obviously the cockroach attacks, especially the mass child chomp on the beach which is a set-piece which will be hard to forget. However, the plotting/slash character interaction was a bit forced and lacked human conflict/tension.

I decided from there that I was going to read all the books recommended by the Paperbacks from Hell guys. After all why wade through stacks of poor books when somebody has already done for you? So I moved onto When Darkness Love Us which took me a long time to read. Not because it wasn't any good but because I was very busy with work and too tired to read. This book is actually two novelettes. The titular story and Beauty Is... Both are unconventional horror stories but all the better for it. The first packs a real punch but ends so abruptly that I didn't realise I was reading the next one until two chapters in The second is also a bit of a love story that is both moving and tragic.

I then moved on to The Reaping, which conversely I read very quickly. It's the fourth Bernard Taylor book I've read in a year and definitely the weakest. It's still good but doesn't quite match the jaw dropping climaxes of the others, and unusually for Taylor chickens out from finishing on a downer ending.

Up next is The Tribe by Bari Wood which I'm promised in the introduction will be an update of The Golem story. Just started it and already there are that staple of seventies and eighties novels... Nazis! Ah the nostalgia...
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Old 16th January 2020, 07:59 PM
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Enjoyable post, Rob.

Look forward to reading more in the future.
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Old 16th January 2020, 08:10 PM
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Well seeing as I watched the TV series and have been playing the 3rd fame. I've decided to reread the witcher books starting with The Last Wish

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Old 29th January 2020, 04:54 AM
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Been reading some old James Erbert lately.
Stuff i never read back in the day.

The Jonah then fluke. (both good books)
Just read "The Survivor"

In true old school Herbert fashion the end of chapter kills are cool.

The rest of the book was a mess, with a demonic possession subplot that amounted to nothing and a end of story payoff that failed to wrap up the story satisfactorily.

I enjoyed reading it if that makes any sense but the end was pants squared.

Watched the film after and that was even shitter.

Balls...might have to go back and read the Fog again.
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Old 6th February 2020, 03:35 PM
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Been reading some old James Erbert lately.

Stuff i never read back in the day.



The Jonah then fluke. (both good books)

Just read "The Survivor"



In true old school Herbert fashion the end of chapter kills are cool.



The rest of the book was a mess, with a demonic possession subplot that amounted to nothing and a end of story payoff that failed to wrap up the story satisfactorily.



I enjoyed reading it if that makes any sense but the end was pants squared.



Watched the film after and that was even shitter.



Balls...might have to go back and read the Fog again.
I'm currently about half way through The Ghosts of Sleath. And while by no means a bad book, it is the first of James Herberts novels I've struggled with. Feels flabbier than usual.

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Old 6th February 2020, 03:49 PM
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I'm currently about half way through The Ghosts of Sleath. And while by no means a bad book, it is the first of James Herberts novels I've struggled with. Feels flabbier than usual.

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Been years since I read it, I was lucky enough to get a signed copy for Christmas whatever year it was published. I gave up on Ash which I think is the next book in the series, couldnít get into it at all
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Old 6th February 2020, 05:05 PM
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One of the reasons i've been reading Herbert books is quite a few of the early ones are short and sharp, i haven't got the patience or motivation for big books these days.
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Rereading William Hope Hodgson's The House On The Borderland. An absolute milestone in cosmic horror. If you are an HPL fan and you haven't read this .... get on with it cough. See also The Golem by Gustav Meyrink. If they had filmed that, Caligari wouldn't get a look in.
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