Reviews and Blog Posts: creepy

Gutshot : stories

by Amelia Gray

Reviewer Rating:
4

This collection of short stories has just the right sprinkling of everything, each one with a bit of unique creep. Gray’s language is delicate and violent, and each work is littered with bits of horror and mystery that leave you wanting more. An early story sets the tone for the...

You too can have a body like mine : a novel

by Alexandra Kleeman

Reviewer Rating:
3

I started this novel with a dubious attitude. It was seemingly too perfect, labeled as a postmodern work exploring issues of body image and consumerism, and I did find a bit of a struggle to get hooked. Then I started to find myself conjuring up images of the characters when...

Through the woods : stories

by Emily Carroll

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you like creepy horror type things, this is your cup of tea. Emily Carroll's stories remind me of dark folktales, particularly from eastern Europe. Sometimes they have a message but more often than not, they don't. Or maybe the message is more along the lines of, weird stuff can...

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

Reviewer Rating:
3

The annoying thing about watching a movie before discovering the book it was based on is that your favorite images and moments from the movie linger in your head and distract you from properly enjoying the book for itself once you get around to reading it. So it was for...

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

by Clare Legrand

Reviewer Rating:
4
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Victoria lives in a pristine little town in a nice home with two ordinary parents and one extraordinary report card.  In fact, her entire life is precise and orderly...until the day her best friend Lawrence disappears.  What is even more mysterious than his disappearance, however, is the fact that no...

172 hours on the moon : a novel

by Johan Harstad

Reviewer Rating:
3

Would you enter a lottery for a chance to spend a week on the moon? What if you knew there was a chance that you'd never come back? NASA is trying to revitalize the space program and get everyone excited about moon exploration, years after the first Apollo flights. They...

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