From its witty cover, sure-to-terrify content, and horror royalty author, NOS4A2 has been on my to-be-read pile since its publication. Due to its length, however, I only recently committed to this baby. You’ll need to be ready to stick with it for awhile (think It or A Game of Thrones), but NOS4A2‘s memorable characters make it a worthy read I’ll recommend to hardcore horror fans.
Somewhere between Amazon and Facebook, The Circle is a social media platform that offers users around the world countless convenient and helpful services — many of which are seemingly great ideas (i.e. a way to find missing children to reduce numbers of assault, rape, and kidnapping worldwide). Like Amazon’s Alexa, the services offered by The Circle start to get just a little creepy, and soon protagonist Mae Holland finds herself in the public eye via wearable camera literally 24/7.
This epistolary novel is impressively grotesque. Somewhere between Tampa and Baby Teeth, Shriver succeeds at painting a lasting portrait of a deranged young boy and his hateful mother.
I LOVED this collection. Stephen King is one of my favorites, but sometimes his novels are longer than I think necessary and I get a little discouraged in the middle (I’m thinking of ‘Salem’s Lot). But this paperback collection of four novellas (that happen to have inspired some of my favorite movies) was the perfect pace.
The Perfect Storm takes a close, nonfictional look at the fishing industry and the innumerable dangers that surround it. The story was both moving and informative and left me with a deep appreciation for the New England men and women who deal with these risks and losses as a profession.