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vivastory
The Best of Richard Matheson | Richard Matheson
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Uhh...wtf

sarahbarnes 😳 2d
vivastory @sarahbarnes It's just a few pages, but I won't forget them anytime soon 😬 2d
LeahBergen Well, that settles it. Stacked! 😆 2d
vivastory @LeahBergen ...And when people ask, “You've really known Leah for years? I say, yeah...we're both a bit a demented!“ 😂 🙌 2d
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 2d
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vivastory
The Best of Richard Matheson | Richard Matheson
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This morning I read 2 short stories from the tagged book: Button, Button & The Duel. The first “Button, Button“ was IMO the better of the two. Here is the Wikipedia summary for the Twilight Zone episode: Arthur and Norma Lewis live in a low-rent apartment and are descending into abject poverty. One day, a box with a button on top of it is delivered to their apartment. That evening, a man who introduces himself as Mr. Steward visits. He (cont)

vivastory visits. He gives Norma the key to the box and explains that if she presses the button, someone she does not know will die, and she will receive $200,000.“
I have not watched the TZ episode, but it is fairly faithful to the story, with two exceptions. In the story Arthur & Norma are living middle class lives, not in abject poverty. And they are told they will rec. $50,000. This was also the premise of a movie featuring Cameron Diaz called
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vivastory The Box, which I have seen, but I recall very little of. What prompted me to write this post is that I just learned that Spielberg adapted the Duel (an adventure story with a twist) into a TV movie. I had never heard of it before. Strange... (edited) 4d
Suet624 He sounds like Stephen King, with folks making movies out of many of his stories. 4d
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vivastory @Suet624 That's a good comparison! What I think of as the most well-known Twilight Zone episode (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet) was written by him 4d
Suet624 @vivastory Pluto TV (free) plays Twilight Zone episodes a lot. I remember that episode you mention from watching it as a kid. I don't know why I watched that show - freaked me out every single time. 4d
vivastory @Suet624 Some of the more memorable episodes are the ones that get under our skin the most! I'm currently making my way through Hitchcock Presents & in the last season there was an episode that I recall from my childhood, lol. The writing on TZ & Hitchcock Presents was often really great. 4d
LeahBergen I‘ve been wanting to read some of his short stories! 4d
Bookwomble @vivastory The Duel movie is very good, and still holds up. Great film if you get a chance to see it. Matheson also wrote The Shrinking Man, which is fantastic, too, if incredibly bleak. Need I mention, I Am Legend? 😊 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen I think you'd like this collection📚 3d
vivastory @Bookwomble Glad to hear your endorsement of The Duel, I'll have to check it out. I haven't read The Shrinking Man yet, but I love I Am Legend and am still waiting for a good adaptation. I haven't watched Last Man on Earth but I see that Matheson was so disappointed he had his name changed in the credits lol 3d
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shadowspeak17
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoyed this gothic tale. The mystery aspect hooked me right out of the gate, and I enjoyed how the writing created a somewhat disorienting effect at times.

#AuldLangSpine #catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen 😻 2w
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DavidDiamond
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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A gothic thriller/ murder mystery set on an island involving a cult during the early part of the 20th century.
At times I had difficulty following the storyline, but in the end, with all its unexpected twists and turns, it was totally worth it.

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allureofbeauty
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Outtake. Leo was coming to help.

#cats #cat #catsofinstagram #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead So cute! 1mo
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Read_By_Red
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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What a deliciously twisted novel! The symbolism throughout is so meaningful and powerful. I liked that there were multiple points of view used to tell the story. I have mixed feelings about the audiobook. The accent of the narrator, while very fitting to the setting of Little Eve, made it hard to understand at times, and I think that I would have struggled more if I did not have the words in front of me while I listened

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shadowspeak17
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Now that I‘ve had the chance to take a good look at your list, @FantasyChick, I‘m intrigued as well! I haven‘t read any of the books on your list, and I‘ve only heard of five of them. I think in January, I‘ll probably end up picking from the ones pictured since they appeal to me the most, but it‘s possible that might change depending on my reading mood. Regardless, I can‘t wait to get started! 😄

#AuldLangSpine

monalyisha I‘ve only ever read one book by Jennifer McMahon but I keep meaning to check-out more! I enjoyed it and the synopses of her stories always intrigue me! 2mo
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PatriciaU
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Atmospheric, cunning, and with surprises all along the way. Ward writes in her forward that this was her second novel and it *challenged* her considerably. Now that she has published other novels and established her residency among the best horror writers of her generation, Little Eve has made a reappearance. Put simply, this is a goddamn great story. Read it on a cold, gray weekend and I bet you won‘t sleep for a couple of days.

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Twainy
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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🎧 I loved The Last House on Needless Street. I felt this one wasn‘t as good but I like the author‘s writing style & it was the vibe I was looking for.

Cult, 1921, Isolated Scottish island, multiple grisly murders, orphans, detective, gothic, creepy.

Horror

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/4

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BeeMagical
Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Book 207📚 3.5⭐️

This is no “Last house on needless street”, that will haunt me forever . But this book got a second life when it was republished, as it is some of her earlier work - still a riveting story!

Oh little Eve… what have you done?🍯

Yuki_Onna That cover alone! #coverlove 2mo
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna 100% what got me👌🏻 2mo
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