Reading: Unsolved Child Murders (18 American Cases)

Unsolved Child Murders: Eighteen American Cases, 1956–1998Unsolved Child Murders: Eighteen American Cases, 1956–1998 by Emily G. Thompson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

there was a few really well composed casefiles, and they earned all the stars. sadly it is in general just incredibly uninteresting and repetitive.

I feel like I should add that it sounds like I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I claim that thorough retelling of cases is boring. Problem is the book rarely takes a different take than any other book, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table.

If i wanted to read an essay, I would have bought me a collection of essays.

Such a damn shame, because I really, really wanted to like this book.

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Reading: Don’t look away

Don't Look Away: 35 Terrifying Tales from the Darkest CornersDon’t Look Away: 35 Terrifying Tales from the Darkest Corners by William Dalphin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are some really, really good stories in this collection -I will absolutely keep an eye out for more by this author. It is by far one of the best collection of short stories by the same author I have read in a long time, I never got bored or felt the need to skip a story.

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Reading; Green Lake

Green LakeGreen Lake by S.K. Epperson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think I read this story in a shorter form, or maybe I attempted at reading it before. Anyways it got some really good characters, and a great setting, and the story revolving around the two main characters are super compelling. The surrounding plot, which ought to make it a suspense story falls absolutely flat, it’s confusing and steps completely in the background to the romance story of the lead characters. You seriously get to know the male lead character’s mother better than the villain – and sometimes it’s difficult to figure out who the villain actually is, I think there might actually somehow be two villains with two sort of storylines… as I said, it’s confusing.
Which brings me to the fact that this book I downloaded for free on Amazon, so at least I did not pay for it, and in that aspect it’s decent quality in comparison to other free stuff there. It is however not a horror book as advertised, it’s a romance novel with a murder. The plot in no shape or form revolves around said murder, it’s like a blip on the horizon.
I admit I struggled a little with finishing it, but I think I was expecting something else than it is, and that is why I am only giving it 3 stars. If you expect a romance story with a dark setting, i’m sure it’s fine – if you like me expect a horror story, you will be super disappointed.

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Artificial apocalypse.

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So my 12 year old daughter and I took a walk the other day, and she was telling me about this dream she had. In her defence she is watching the walking dead, and I do not believe in censorship of fictive shows or movies.

Well my daughter told me about this dream which went something like this; it was the zombie apocalypse and the main person was an android, but didn’t know it himself. He only found out because he was bit by a zombie.

I think this is a GREAT idea to work from! I asked her if I could borrow her idea to write it, and she was a little surprised that I thought her dream sounded like something that could be a story. They know I write, but never read anything I made. In the end she told me  that I could have her idea, but only one person could survive.

Have I told you that I love the way her mind works?

I know I had not planned on working on a zombie story, but I simply has to write this.