All posts tagged: nos4r2

Recom-Monday-tions – NOS4R2 by Joe Hill

Joe Hill considers NOS4R2 (sometimes published as NOS4A2 for some silly reason) his senior PhD thesis of horror, and I can totally see why. This is the story of a Christmas-obsessed 140 year old serial killer named Charlie Manx and his silver Rolls Royce Wraith – that is also magical! Manx lives to save children. He saves them from their evil parents and takes them away to magical world called Christmasland. It is also the lifetime-spanning story of Victoria, a girl who has an uncanny talent for finding things using her magical bicycle. “Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.” While she usually uses her bike to distract herself from her ever-bickering parents and generally sucky reality, when she finds out about Manx she figures that she just might be the only person who can find him. “Innocence ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don’t know any better. That’s innocence.” This is also a coming of age story, …

July Book Haul – Part One

Um… So I bought quite a few books this month, and this is only Part One. I have more on the way! That is a lot of books, and yes that is a Kindle in there too. That was added to my collection just yesterday. This is absolute proof that I have zero self-control. Most of these are books that I’ve read before but didn’t own. The newbies that are to be read are: The Troop, The Wrath of the Dawn, The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Phantom of the Opera, and Looking for Alaska. I also received The Looking Glass House and Where the Stars Still Shine from Bloomsbury. And I received a hardcover copy of The Other Side of Eve from the Author, Paul Ikin after I bought the Kindle copy and was really enjoying it. I’m currently reading it at the moment and it’s right up my alley. I also got myself a Kindle Voyage as well. After a week of planning with a dear, dear friend in the US who …