Cómo ya les habia mencionado en el post del último libro que me habían regalado, yo he leído muyyyy poco de poesía, quizá algunos por el colegio y también recuerdo algunos de Pablo Neruda por un libro que tenía mi madre de él, pero realmente la poesía no ha sido mi fuerte.
Weston is a janitor, so it's fair to say he's seen his share of crap. When he stumbles upon a mysterious dying man in a restroom cubicle, things go south faster than two shakes after a piss. Suddenly, hellish creatures are after Weston, and the janitor finds himself caught in the middle of an ancient battle.
A crazy old man named Peter claims he can help. To do so, he must first train Weston to become a ruthless demon slayer.
Time, though, is running out. How does a janitor become a monster slayer?
"Men are afraid of the devil, but there is no devil, just me and I do as I am bid. It is God that should turn their bowels to soup. Whatever God is, He, or It, created us for amusement. It's too obvious. Just as He created the prehistoric sharks, the dinosaurs, and the humble mechanism that is a crocodile. And Venus fly traps, and black widow spiders, and human beings. Just as He created a world where every organism survives by rending a weaker organism. Where procreation is an imperative, a leech's anesthetic against agony and death and disease that accompany the sticky congress of mating. A sticky world, because God dwells in a dark and humid place. A world of appetite, for God is ever hungry. I know, because I am His Mouth." -Laird Barron, Shiva, Open Your Eye
Do you read/subscribe to any magazines? I've just gotten my first @screamhorrormagazine and I think I have a new love. Sometimes it's just way more satisfying to see something in print instead of the interwebz. I used to be a devoted US Weekly reader. But I kind of stopped caring about celebrity gossip except for the occasional extreme drama.
Wow. Once again Ballard blows me away with his seemingly mundane concepts turned into full on horrifying journeys of human depravity. "High Rise" starts off innocent enough, but soon the residents come in touch with their primal selves. Imagine if Lord of the Flies took place in a London high rise, and you pretty much got the gist. My favorite character is probably Wilder. Of all the tenants who get swept up in the chaotic regression of society within the building, Wilders was definitely the most primordial and disturbing. I feel like if Ballard were still alive and I had the chance to talk to him, we'd share a lot of the same misanthropic and pessimistic views about humanity. It's a common motif in his novels I realized how quickly the characters revert to Neanderthal like savagery and crudeness. Next up, im pleased to be diving back into one of my favorite UK authors, @adamlgnevill, and his second collection of short stories, "Some will not sleep". #bookreview#horrorfiction#darkfiction#constantreader#amreading#readersofinsta#adamnevill#jgballard#shortstorycollection
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Now available: 11 stories of the weird...the unspeakable...the bizarre. NIGHTSHADE AND DAMNATIONS! Selected and introduced by Harlan Ellison. 🔥
“[A] perfect introduction to Kersh’s world … All of them are bizarre, macabre and indecently enjoyable entertainments.” – David Collard, Times Literary Supplement
An expedition in South America uncovers a terrifying race of men without bones who literally suck the life out of their prey. A man in 20th century London makes a horrifying discovery about a monster found off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain goes ashore on a deserted island and finds what seem to be the bones of a previously unknown species of monster, only to learn that the bones tell a much more tragic tale than he could ever have imagined. A war correspondent, none other than Kersh himself, is sailing to America when he meets a strange man who claims to be 438 years old. These are the plots of just a few of the weird tales you will find in this book.
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“Coming of age” horror is all the rage right now.Its a sub genre that pretty much everyone (who had a childhood) can relate to in some way.Titles such as “Boys life”, “Summer of night” and “IT” are widely considered some of the best books not only in the coming of age subgenre but in horror literature in general.One book that I sadly hardly ever see pop up on “bookstagram” is “Ghoul” by horror master and “splatterpunk” torch bearer Brian Keene.
This book has takes a slightly darker take on “coming of age” (and not because half the book takes place underneath a grave yard).It touches on subjects such as physical and sexual abuse (trigger warning) and the unfortunate, sometimes inescapable curse that is our genetic make up.But it’s not all real life bummers and the overused cliche “grown ups are the real monsters” this book features some really cool and terrifying “ancient evil” and gore... (we all love Ancient evil and gore).
Hi Sarah Read! I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Lauren and I'm your newest fan! I started The Bone Weaver's Orchard the other day and I. Am. Loving. It! It's dark and mysterious and atmospheric. And I love the weather! I can't wait for nap time so I can get more reading in. Don't you love when you are so excited to read your book?! .
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March Night Worms unboxing!
Sadie (@mother.horror) and Ashley (@bookishmommy) truly outdid themselves this month with this amazing box!
I always peak at spoilers because I just don’t know how not to, which meant I already knew which books were coming. I’ve seen Janz’s books mentioned a lot by the horror bookstagram accounts I followed, so I was thrilled to see a book from him included! Nightmare Girl is coming up as one of my next reads. I’m also currently in the midst of making my way through Will Haunt You, which is my first book by Brian Kirk.
I’ve also been browsing through my @screamhorrormagazine and loving the content!
• @flametreepress truly outdid themselves with the swag! I’ve already decided that the skull journal is going to be my new book journal. These two are stunning and great quality!
The artwork that came along in this package has to be some of my favorites so far! @dansmonsters is the mastermind behind the badass Night Worms logo and these prints are fantastic! I’ve been using my bookmark since the moment I opened the box! And those stunning bookplates? Those are from the mega talented @jessiedella!
To really seal the deal on this box, the ladies included hot cocoa from @moonstruckchoc. They’ve featured this company before and I loved the previous flavor, so I’ll be savoring this one before the weather warms up too much around here.
If you’re not a subscriber already and you’re interested in horror, I highly recommend giving @night_worms a go! I have loved every box I’ve received since the start and they continually get better! 🖤💀
***GIVEAWAY *** In anticipation of the upcoming movie I’ve put together a little Pet Sematary giveaway. The Hodder UK edition has a great film tie-in cover (I may have ordered a copy for me, too 😉). The bookmark is by Julie @the_bookish_den (swipe to see a closeup shot of the front). Her company is new and she’s doing some amazing work! Last but not least, the Ludlow, Maine sign is from @kings_domain_designs. I’ve picked up a few of Jesse’s signs and they are the perfect addition to my bookshelves. This is not a sponsored giveaway, FYI. I’m a happy customer for both of these shops and can recommend them highly.
So. For a chance to win Pet Sematary, the Ludlow, Maine sign and the bookmark just comment below, tagging a couple of friends who might be interested. You need to be following me (thank you), no giveaway accounts and because I don’t do a lot of contests, this is open internationally. If you’d like to repost this in your stories please do but I’m only counting the comments when choosing a winner (I’m easily confused, lol!) I’ll draw a winner next Monday March 25th. Good luck!! #petsematary#kingsdomaindesigns#the_bookish_den#ludlowmaine#alwaysreading#booksbooksbooks#stephenking#stephenkingfan#petsematary2019#horrorfiction