Well what I've read so far...recap
- As mentioned before...very much liked this one...kept me guessing right up till the very end as to what the hell was happening.
The Village on the Hill
- Got to agree with Nightrider here, I love the fact it went from being something that seemed like it was feeding on paranoia to becoming a straight up monster story...I thought this was kind of a fun little read
- Downright Frigging Creepy...not sure how I felt about the Abrupt ending though...I take it that when she got the Axe that she was going to finish off the job and try hacking him to pieces??? I'm also not sure about her self proclaimed "Punishment"...Was it the fact that the "Dead" man came and posed a threat towards her family in retaliation? Or was it that someone discovered the body after she was presumably done with it??? I was really enjoying the story for its creep me out factor...but I couldn't help that the ending was just abrupt and kind of fizzled out. Still, really freaking creepy and just downright horror through and through....oh and the brief mention of Domaro being nearby surprised me
Maybe an explanation for the "Dead Man"...as in maybe he came from the sea.
- Again, I really liked this one...sure it's a little heavy on the melodrama, but like Equinox, I thought it was just a real creepy, sad and downright disturbing horror story...the ending really sent a cold shiver down my spine when reading it...my best friend is currently reading the book and it's the one that I am really curious to see her reaction too (Hello Cassie, if you by chance happen to read this
, since I know you've been lurking the board)
Let the Old Dreams Die
- Adore it, in every way possible...again, I connected to this in a way that still manages to surprise me about Lindqvist...I mean I already identified so heavily with Oskar, but this was two for two...the story told here really sort of reminds me of a friendship with two people I know in life...not to mention that I think its a wonderful way to conclude Eli and Oskar's story whilst leaving it open for readers to still speculate
- Nice little story about growing up
- Reads very much like an early run through of Little Star
...or at least an early attempt at trying to do something similar to what Little Star
became...again, I really liked it though
The Final Processing
- bit mixed on this to be honest...on one hand, I'm glad that it gives a further conclusion to Handling the Undead
...yet after reading it, I can't help but feel that I actually liked the ending of the book a little more then I did this epilogue...I really stand by the fact that I think has a pretty involving emotional climax to it...for me, that whole book is about learning to let go of the ones you love...while I enjoyed reading The Final Processing
...I just couldn't help but feel that I kind of preferred the conclusion of the actual book over the epilogue.