Reading: Before you wake – three horrors.

Before You Wake: Three HorrorsBefore You Wake: Three Horrors by Adam Nevill

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

One of the stories were really, really good. Shame I felt the two others were uninspired and of poor quality – compared to what I read from this author before. Adam Nevill is really good, and he usually always deliver.

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There was a man, he went mad, he jumped into a paper bag.

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I often write about things that I do not understand, I take great pride in investigating places in the human psyche that I simply cannot relate to. The trick which I personally finde is a drive for my inspiration is to both make my story believable and also to portray the subject matter neutrally.

Reading a story like this one tho makes me take three steps back in amazement, it blows my mind that people can live with a dead baby in a swing, and this baby has apparently been dead for over a week when the police was called. And also these people had other children in this apartment.

One wonders – so would they pretend the baby was alive? would they forget it was there? I mean one thing is that they ignore this child long enough for it to die in a swing, but to just leave it in the swing is even more crazy somehow. I don’t for a second think you can forget that you got a dead baby in your apartment, I mean it must have taken time for it to die, and also it gotta smell eventually. And what about the other kids, wouldn’t they have said something? pointed something out?

Sadly the article and the news article linked to from there, is scarce with information – so it just leaves us to speculate.

It’s not that I personally understand how you can do something like this to your child, but stories pop up like this all the time, so some people is clearly able to not only have a nurturing, empathic bone in their body. I would say that it must be drug related, since they can forget their baby for over a week, but what about the other kids? – Some articles say ‘kids’ and some say they had a 4 year old girl. As I said, the actual information is not very valid.

It does fascinate me that a person, a mother none the less, can have this amount of disregard for a human life, and her own child.

Reading; 51 sleepless nights

Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short story collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopaths, Ghosts, Aliens, and MysteryHorror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short story collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopaths, Ghosts, Aliens, and Mystery by Tobias Wade

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed it immensely, I found there to be a variety of different takes on a lot of different themes, I did not find the author shy away from specific themes or povs. Absolutely worth your money if you like short horror stories with a substance.

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