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The Thursday Review: “Play Dead” by Richard Montanari

This week, we’re taking a break from Stephen King to dive into one of my favourite genres of book: the gory serial killer story. If it’s advertised with the words “The worst fictional killer since Hannibal Lector”, you’d better believe it piques my interest.

This time, though, I screwed up a little. I received this book from my mother and neither of us realised until after I’d read it that it’s actually the fourth book in a series. So how does Richard Montanari’s “Play Dead” (or “Badlands” as it’s known in the USA) hold up as an introduction to the series?

13a. Play Dead Cover

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Not badly. But not spectacular either.

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The Thursday Review: “Misery” by Stephen King

Another week, another Stephen King book under my belt! And this time, it’s “Misery”.

12a. Misery Cover

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Did I like it? Well, if I tell you that I went to bed at ten planning to read one or two chapters and ended up reading until nearly one in the morning and finishing the whole book, does that answer your question?

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The Thursday Review: “Dolores Claiborne” by Stephen King

Trigger Warning for Mentions of Sexual Abuse

Things have gotten on top of me a touch this week. I had my last two formal MA lectures and as such, opportunities to read and write have been thin on the ground. Despite this, though, I managed to once again dive into my stash of unread Stephen King and picked out “Dolores Claiborne”.

11a. Dolores Claiborne Cover

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The Thursday Review: “Falling Man” by Don DeLillo

Here we are. It’s March 2017 and I’m about to review the last novel I have to read for my MA. Was it an amazing experience about which I’ll write positively? Or a terrible reading experience that I will lambast?

10a. Falling Man Cover

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Neither. I just don’t get it.

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The Thursday Review: World Book Day Special

I’m loath to do two posts in a row not reviewing a first-time read, but as today is World Book Day, I want to do something for that instead.

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As such, here’s a short list of some books from my childhood and adolescence and how they affected me.

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Saturday 26th March 2016: Poetry Teaser Day

With Write Nothing coming out in just five days (5!), I’ve decided to do something a little special for you – some free poems!

I’ve got nine poems all ready to post on my poetry Tumblr. None of these are works from Write Nothing itself: they’re all unique free content for my blog.

Starting from 6 p.m. tonight, I’ll be posting a poem every fifteen minutes and adding links to each individual poem to this post so you can access them all from one place or read them one at a time as they go up.

Poems

6.00 p.m. – Hemingway
6.15 p.m. – I Do
6.30 p.m. – Tealights
6.45 p.m. – Want (B)
7.00 p.m. – Life and Death
7.15 p.m. – Ink and Truth
7.30 p.m. – Covet
7.45 p.m. – Lincoln Triptych
8.00 p.m. – Coffee Kisses

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

~ Penny

Related Post: Long Trailer for “Write Nothing”: 3rd March 2016

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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Long Trailer for “Write Nothing”: 3rd March 2016

~ Penny

Related Post: Short Trailer for “Write Nothing”: 1st February 2016

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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