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Old 12-10-2010, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dung Beetle View Post
Interlibrary loan request placed for Grimm Pictures: Fairy Tale Archetypes in Eight Horror and Suspense Films. That does sound good!
Very cool; I'll tell the author. Expect the writing to be a bit academic, but not dense. I'm finding many of the comparisons to be pretty interesting. Also, at first I wondered if I'd struggle with the chapters that deal with movies I haven't seen, but I'm finding that enough pertinent info is provided.

(The movies are The Silence of the Lambs, Scream, The Ring, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Aliens, Rosemary's Baby, What Lies Beneath, and Misery.)

Originally Posted by Justin_Bailey View Post
Horns is pretty good, but the flashbacks add a lot of bloat to what would otherwise be a pretty fantastic novella. And there's a few "twists" that are so telegraphed you'll think they were sent by Samuel Morse. Still worth a read though, Joe Hill is one of my new go-to authors.

Originally Posted by AuntiePam View Post
Also finished 1922, the first novella in Stephen King's new collection.
Full Dark, No Stars? I have that on my wishlist: I love King short stories.