Very very well done and I highly recommend it to those with a strong stomach and a love of horror.
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Okay here's my tentative stack for the weekend. I have already finished Isla Emerged so I will be removing that one from my final stats. I'm hoping to finish a couple more before the read-a-thon begins. But we will see! 😃
#24B4Monday @Andrew65 @jb72
This started out a touch slow for me but once it got going it didn't stop! A group of friends vacationing in Mexico decide to accompany a fellow traveler to look for his brother at an archaeological site. As soon as they get there things go downhill and every attempt to get out just escalates things. Lots of survival and #bodyhorror 😳😲😱
Okay, the evil plant book I read earlier this year doesn't have a lot to do with the communication-focused Loud As A Whisper, but, counterpoint, the plants whisper a lot because they are Evil. (They also graduate to screaming fairly quickly. But every evil plant has to start somewhere!)
Book 43 woot woot this one I chose to read because of the Stephen King quote lol I haven‘t seen the movie but maybe I will after I read this 🤓
This was a book that my library recommended in my personalized reading list. I liked what the ancient horror is and its abilities. Would‘ve liked to learn more about how it came into being.
The most frightening part is there are real life people that are as idiotic as 4 of the 6.
I do think there are a few plot holes, so a 3/5 stars for me. #horror #idiotas
A decent enough horror novel that was way better than the films. It‘s hard to be frightened of a killer vine but the author did a good job building suspense and psychological threats. The book doesn‘t really do anything new but it is competent with the way it rolls over different tropes. The movie is absolute garbage though.
This book is wonderful. I don‘t know what people are talking about here who call this a B-list guilty pleasure or what not. The characters are amazingly distinct and their decisions make sense in the context of how they were brought up and who they are. It is tragic, brutal: both a compelling and literary existential horror story. I love this book. Don‘t let genre snobbery get the better of you.
I spent the first part of this story being (mildly) annoyed that I couldn't really tell the characters apart. But the tense survival atmosphere was fantastically written, especially since you already could tell as soon as they're stranded that it isn't going to end well for anybody.
My 3.5 year old has a pretty extreme speech delay and just recently started actively speaking and listening. He was pretty curious when I put my book among leave and when I explained I was trying to find a good picture because the book is about crazy plants, he wanted to help with a "gool" (cool) picture for the "gook". ?. So I give you Luca's handpicked cool picture spot.
There‘s a spot in my alley that always makes me think of the tagged book and smile #theplantsarewinning
The horror just didn‘t let up and Eric 🤢
Our super cozy cabin on Saturna Island where I devoured The Ruins
Intense read! The horror is subtle, creeping through the words with a mix of detailed imagery. While the "monster" is an unexpected choice, almost a touch of Stephen King, it presents a wondeful story of hidden horror where you least expect it.
I must just love me some b-list cause this has been a favorite of my for 10 years.... damn that's a long time. The book and movie I've obsessively read and watched. More times then I will probably ever admit. I've been wanting IT merch for forever buuut my city is not so stocked in the coolness sector. Doesn't hurt to try a giveaway! 😁 #horror #muchlove #guiltypleasure #sorrynotsorry
This came as a surprise for me because I'm not really the horror kind of girl but I was unable to put the book down. It was really exciting. It was not scary but really really creepy. Who likes to be haunted by carnivorous, talking plants? Not me. I wouldn't want to stay in that hill. It has a nice ending, very open-ended, but if he's going to make another sequel, leave me out.
The Windows in the mini studio are finally fixed, which means I'm just one more step away from using the studio for it's actual purpose, and not JUST reading. Yay!
Taking a break from editing to read, but it's feeling very sleepy in here. 💤🐶📚❤️
Heres my #AllHallowsRead pick that deserves to be more widely known.
Desite rave reviews, Scott Smith's 'The Ruins' seemed to have vanished shortly after it was released.
Smith's storytelling genius is in what happens to ordinary people when faced with harrowing situations. In this case, vacationers who confront a horrific presense at an archeological dig.
There was a terrible movie version that fumbled the suspense at every turn.