The Review – The Haunting of Hill House – By Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Date Of Version Reviewed: 2009 Publisher: The Penguin Group RRP: £9.99 ISBN: 978-0-141-19144-7 What the book is about… “Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague’s invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic…

The Review – IT – By Stephen King (1986)

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Date Of Version Reviewed: 2011 Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton RRP: £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-444-70786-1 I first dabbled with Stephen King in early 2014 – fairly late in life compared to some of my friends who had been reading his works for years but as previously stated I was not a ‘reader’…

The Review – Once – By James Herbert (2001)

********* This review contains spoilers ******* My weekly ‘book buying’ runs wind through a vast number of shops. Mainstream bookshops with their standard seating arrangements and shelving, the wonderful independent book shop with friendly knowledgeable staff and the miss mash of charity shops dotted on both sides of the market square. I love book buying…

The Review – The Orphan – By Christopher Ransom (2013)

Firstly I do want to take issue with a quote from Ransom around ‘critics’. During an interview Ransom said the following: “We live in an age when anyone with a keyboard can go online and become a “reviewer” of a novel or many novels. One no longer needs to have a degree in journalism or…

The Review – Ash – By James Herbert (2012)

Master horror writer James Herbert (OBE) shot to fame following publication of his first two novels The Rats (1974) and The Fog (1975), disaster novels about human devouring rats and  the accidental deployment of a chemical weapon. Both are cited by long term horror fans as ‘classics’ in the genre that, for many years, struggled…

The Review – Misery – By Stephen King (1987)

******* PLEASE NOTE. This review may contain spoilers. Every effort has been made to avoid ‘spoiling’ the ending of the novel however please be aware that spoilers may be included. ********* “The King of Horror” Stephen King’s first success came following the publication of the hit novel ‘Carrie’. Since he had produced international best sellers…