Horror

Odd Thomas

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas

Odd uses his supernatural abilities to aid him on the police force (his name suits him well). He comes across various spirits including Elvis Presley. Odd's special gift allows him to solve cases, but he gets himself into a dangerous situation, putting himself and the entire town of Pico Mundo in danger. This book is a page-turner full of action as well as a bubbly love story. It is the first fantastic book of an 8-book series!

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Bree K., Circulation

Carrie (Audiobook)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Stephen King
Carrie (Audiobook)

Read by Sissy Spacek

In Stephen King’s classic supernatural horror story, sixteen-year-old Carrie, terminally unpopular and sheltered by her religious fanatic mother, develops telekinetic powers with the onset of puberty. Bullied one too many times, she uses her terrifying new abilities to take revenge on her tormentors.

The novel feels very dated; it was written in 1974 and sure shows it. I am glad I finally listened to the story, however, since it is such an iconic tale of supernatural vengeance and lasting fixture in our pop culture history.

The version available through Overdrive includes an introduction by King himself about the story’s origins and background on his life at the time of the writing, which I found interesting and enriched my experience with the book.

 

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Brandi T., Reference

Bag Of Bones

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Stephen King

Like many Stephen King books, the characters he creates seem almost real. Throughout Bag of Bones, the central character, Mike Noonan, obviously parallels King's life. You come to think of Mike as someone who really existed. Of course if Mike really existed, then the Sara Laughs story must be real-and threin lies the horror. At first I didn't think that this story was very scary. I thought it was a very touching account about loss and a quirky writer who was trying to cope. I loved that he fell in love with Mattie and Kyra and genuinely wanted to help them. It was nice. The ghosts didn't seem very threatening, it was more like the ghost who helps you find things when you lose them. I thought that Stephen King introduced evil with Max Devore. Which is kind of true. Then I got down to the last 200 pages and I got that tingly-fingers-down-the-spine feeling, the anticipation that this book is going to get really creepy, really fast. The story of Sara Laughs unfolds with this almost kind of unnatural speed and horror. And of course, evil is not some supernatural, abstract concept. Evil begins with human actions.

Ray Kopja

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