Reading: The Kuřim Case

The Kuřim Case: A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism by Ryan Green

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Not what I expected

I admit that I never read anything from this author, and therefor does not know anything about his authorship. I love dark documentaries and it was on this basis I bought his book. It was however in my opinion way too detailed, to a point where it read like the islandic sagas. Too much introduced at one time.. And it is something of a stretch to claim in the tagine that cannibalism is involved, it’s mentioned once and it’s a presumption. Is it a tale of child abuse, most definitely. I found the meticulous documentation boring, like reading a textbook at college, even if the over all theme is really so bizarre that you keep reading.

Reading: Suicide Forest

Suicide Forestby Jeremy Bates

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

My first initial thought was ‘%&!# that was lame’ – But I realise that it’s hardly a review. So a more adult version is;
First part of the book is stupid slow, lots of getting to know the characters, and getting introduced to situations and characters that serves no, NO – purpose at all. I realize the author must have thought that a deep character makes us care, but it just falls flat because it is pointless and boring.
The middle of the book is actually really decent, hence the 1 star – it efficiently was creepy, and kept you guessing why people were dying, was it a supernatural curse, or was it a ‘who done it’ situation.
The last part of the book, the conclusion was so lame that it made me laugh- and just when I thought I had reached the peak of stupid, it just got worse from there.
I do not under any circumstances recommend this book, I would rather sort socks or stare at paint drying. And I wonder what went wrong, the author has this fantastic scene with a long and deep history, and he manages to make it into a uwe boll movie.

Reading: Anything can be Dangerous

Anything can be DangerousAnything can be Dangerous by Matt Hults

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The first story from which the book has it’s name, was very strange – and in the WTF way, not in the ‘oh I want to learn more about this’ way. It would have been good if it had stopped like a quarter of the way, then it would have been just remotely creepy. As it is now, it’s drawn out and a little too Koontz’esque for my taste (a.i. man with gun in one hand, and a woman swooning on his other arm – takes up battle with supernatural phenomenon) -Dare I say Mary-Stu?
The rest of the book is preveiws of other books by other authors, and the few I read there was some that sounded like they could be okay, like the cops and the creepy ritual killer (v. Se7en). Anywho, it got real old, real fast to read snippets of books that I am never gonna buy, and I think it’s a complete ripoff to call this a book at all… I KNOW I downloaded this for free for kindle, and I KNOW it says sampler on the front – so I shouldn’t complain – but free doesn’t mean horseshit, it means you bring your A game to reel in new readers. *ding dong shame! shame! ding dong*
…and Matt – more isn’t better.

Reading: The bye bye man and other strange-but-true tales

The Bye Bye Man: And Other Strange-but-True TalesThe Bye Bye Man: And Other Strange-but-True Tales by Robert Damon Schneck

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Horrible. don’t bother – I honestly couldn’t even finish it.

So first up, the author has a weird way of writing and I don’t necessarily think that it’s because I am non-native english speaking that I think that. I can read Borroughs and Lovecraft for fucks sake. The stories are written so they should read as fact, but what happens is that they just turn out super boring, and I do mean super boring. The stories that I did read was really unnecessarily detailed and way too long. Most of all it reminded me of really terrible fanfiction without the porn.