Shadow on the Sun by Richard Matheson

My next read for R.I.P. IX. Thanks, Delia, for the recommendation. I loved the book. He started as a fire brand seemed to burst forth from nowhere. He saw it moving in the darkness like a flaming insect.  Then the bonfire was ignited and its stacked wood flamed up with a crackling roar. Now heContinue reading “Shadow on the Sun by Richard Matheson”

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The cover of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is just as elusive and curious as the plot. The book explores loss, identity, psychology and manipulation. It’s a story about a pair of twins, two people who are at once the very same and poles apart. It is an analysis of death and tragedy irreversiblyContinue reading “The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield”

Inferno by Dan Brown

I finally completed this book that I’ve been reading, off and on, since the very beginning of this month. I’d decided to read this as part of the R.I.P. challenge. I do hope I manage to read more books for the challenge, God knows I want to. Summary: Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital inContinue reading “Inferno by Dan Brown”

August Heat by W.F. Harvey

The story, August Heat by W.F. Harvey, can be read online here. It stands on a jagged border separating horror from philosophy. Its mood is simple and alluring. This story is better listened to than read. Here is a twelve minute audio version of the story. An artist paints a picture of a man condemnedContinue reading “August Heat by W.F. Harvey”