R.I.P. – Ghost Story by Peter Straub

“We see things, but we don’t believe them; we feel things—people watching us, sinister things following us—but we dismiss them as fantasies. We dream horrors, but try to forget them. And in the meantime, three people have died.” – Ricky Hawthorne (Ghost Story by Peter Straub) Over the weekend, I read five horror novels, butContinue reading “R.I.P. – Ghost Story by Peter Straub”

R.I.P. – The Warlock’s Hairy Heart by Beedle the Bard (by J. K. Rowling)

I have been reading less and less short stories lately (and not liking it at all.) So this is may be a day late, but I am participating after two weeks in Short Stories on Wednesday, a bookish meme hosted at Risa’s Bread Crumb Reads. (This is also a part of Peril of the ShortContinue reading “R.I.P. – The Warlock’s Hairy Heart by Beedle the Bard (by J. K. Rowling)”

R.I.P. – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

While I do like reading horror, I am still not quite sure about watching horror movies (without, that is, freezing of shock.) Which is why I decided to watch only animated (and hence, not scary) movies for the R.I.P. Challenge for now. After watching Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, I was thinking of re-watching CorpseContinue reading “R.I.P. – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”

R.I.P. – The Nightmare Before Christmas

“It was a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story you’re about to be told began with the holiday worlds of old. Now you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t, then I’d say its time you’ve begun.” I firstContinue reading “R.I.P. – The Nightmare Before Christmas”

R.I.P. – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré

As they got to the door, Control put his hand lightly on Leamas’ shoulder. “This is your last job,” he said. “Then you can come in from the cold.” The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is a 1963 spy/crime thriller novel by John Le Carré. The protagonist is an agent called Alec Leamas,Continue reading “R.I.P. – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré”

R.I.P. – The Lame Priest by S. Carleton

“I do not know why, but that black track had a desolate look on the white ground, and the black priest hurrying down the hill looked desolate, too. There was something infinitely lonely, infinitely pathetic, in that scurrying figure, indistinct through the falling snow.” The Lame Priest is a gothic short story by Susan MorrowContinue reading “R.I.P. – The Lame Priest by S. Carleton”

R.I.P. – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Another book I read as part of the R.I.P. Challenge. “It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsiveContinue reading “R.I.P. – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley”

R.I.P. – Metzengerstein: A Tale in Imitation of the German

Metzengerstein is Edgar Allan Poe’s first published short story. Summary: The families Berlifitzing and Metzengerstein of Hungary have been rivals for centuries. Legend has it that the reason is this prophecy: “A lofty name shall have a fearful fall when, as the rider over his horse, the mortality of Metzengerstein shall triumph over the immortalityContinue reading “R.I.P. – Metzengerstein: A Tale in Imitation of the German”

R.I.P. – Stephen King’s Carrie

Carrie is Stephen King’s first novel (published in 1974) and is one of the most frequently banned books in schools. I never did read Carrie, because I always thought I wouldn’t like it. Why? Because I already knew most of the story. With three movies and one horrible spin-off, it is hard not to knowContinue reading “R.I.P. – Stephen King’s Carrie”

R.I.P. Challenge

I found this challenge over at Adventures in Borkdom. It is a yearly challenge hosted at Stainless Steel Droppings. The purpose of the R.I.P (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Challenge is to read and enjoy books that could be classified as: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural. R.I.P. VI officially runs from September 1st throughContinue reading “R.I.P. Challenge”