I was told this story was really spooky; something that would really get me- especially because it was about kids. Those words may as well have been a challenge, because I knew I needed to hear it.
Evidently, I don't know much...
The story is centered around a handful of elementary school kids. They're typical, but one is in to archeology- the search and discovery of bones. He would go to a neighbor's lot and dig about, hoping to find animal bones so he could figure TOD's and stuff like that. Anyway, I can't say much more than that or I'll be offering up SPOILERS! And I ain't doing that! lol
So to be frank, this story was NOT spooky. It was NOT scary and my son is 11 and would NOT have been afraid. The author spent so much time on the kids in class and playing Hide 'n Go Seek, there was barely any time for the spookiness to even begin! The only details provided were on the missing girl, so to say I had to use my imagination would be an understatement!
This story was free, so I won't cry about it, but it was meh... Next story!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Stinkwaves is next.
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Title: All of Me
Author: Jonali Karmakar
Length: 69 pages
Publication Date: May 29, 2016
About the Author:
Jonali Karmakar is a fiction writer with a Masters in English. Writing is not just her passion but her way of dealing with life. She loves being able to escape into the worlds she creates. Everything that she writes becomes a part of her and she wants her readers to know the woman behind those words. In addition to being an educator, she works as a content editor for a local news portal. She has been providing editing, proofreading and translation services for the past few years.
Jonali’s work has been published in several journals, anthologies and poetry collections both national and international. An avid reader, she loves flipping pages of anything and everything on the table and reviewing the same on her blog Eclectic Moods. She feels that reading and writing are the flip sides of the same coin. Writing is her way of communicating with the world. When she’s not writing or teaching she loves to experiment with her paintings.
She has quite a few accolades to her name.
A Letter from the Dead is another book I won from Goodreads. I won it last year but it was one of those books that didn't even bring me to excitement. When I saw the cover, I thought, "Wow, this may be a little lame", but I read the summary and thought- "Okay- why not?" Now I'm just like... WHY!
The story is about a man who is Muslim who dies. He then proceeds to tell how he still held to certain senses until transported to a "waiting area" where he was to be processed for an interview with God. While waiting, he was permitted to go about, nosing into tours of both Heaven and Hell. He was also able to go and visit other processing areas for other faiths. Eventually, he interviews people and then watches how Jews are mocked, Christians are ridiculed and so much more. It was all so he could send a letter from his non-corporeal situation to those of us, in the world of the living.
I am so lucky! I saw this book, read the summary and knew I wanted it. I tried to find it and couldn't, so I did the next best thing; I reached out to the author, Briar Lee Mitchell. And thankfully, she sent me a link in Amazon! I will never regret the day I asked if she could send time a copy. Never!
Now in the book Dark Lights, you have to be prepared for a strange and dark read. There's a lot going on. As the reader, you find your immersed in the troubles of the Bahamian Pointe-du-Lac, a place that once housed employees and families of a logging industry. Abandoned for many years, the place isn't used or even visited anymore. Not until Casey and James. And then Amos, Bill, Soloon... etc!
A slew of folks, the EPA, folks at a diver's lodge, the local police and even three sexy Coast Guard officers/mercs are trapped on the waters and land of Pointe-du-Lac. Though deserted, the area's busy with appear to be ghostly apparitions, siren-like wails and mini tidal waves carrying man-eating sharks!
Everyone, excluding Casey and James are there through no desire of their own, but all want out, and can't escape the lights. The Dark Lights...
You know, I have never read a book that made me feel as sick as this book. The Ruins, by Scott Smith is one of imagination and creativity... and horror. Honestly, it's stories like this that will forever prevent me from going to particular countries! No lie, lol!
The story is about a group of friends who are not wanting to let go of their amazing holiday in Mexico. They swim, dance, drink and even cheat one one another. Not all of them- just one... but it's all in fun- what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico, yeah? Well, the day before returning home, they decide to take hike to a place even the natives refuse to venture. Now the place is also an excavation site to one of the vacationers' brother that no one's heard back from in a while. Hmm...
So they get there and are warned to not go near it- by the natives, HELLO! And in a mixup that ends with one of the travelers stepping into the undesired area- they are now told by the locals to stay and not return. Oh crap! First you're told not to go there, then you go there and are warned to not come back. I tell you, people are dumb! The story ends up being about, not the people who went there but why the people who went there can not come home. It's haunting, scary and a lot of gross!
I've only reviewed one other book of poetry before. I've reviewed one devotional book too. Waves of the Spirit is a synthesis of the two, bringing mind and body together, while traveling through the universe. I believe the purpose of the book is for you to use your imagination,to see yourself as the person you've always wanted to be. With that gift, you're able to manifest your image into reality, but it also made me think of the smooth themes and music of Heavy Metal, from the 80's. It was mellow and cool.
At first, I was wondering "What's really happening here?". I wasn't sure if each pages was a chapter or simply a poem. what I did find was a form of enlightenment with themes of awakening. There was discovering one's self and fluid driftings into the soul. Some referred to God (The Alpha and The Omega) but not in the sense that I know Him. I think. There were pages on creation and even waking near The Ark- that contained the essence of all life. Each one was different and full of imagery that I appreciated even if I didn't quite get it. I hope I'm not insulting the author, Richard D. Brown, when I also felt the book a bit psychedelic. A few themes held titles that reminded me of one of my favorite music artists: Enigma- a guy who always allowed me to mellow out and relax and for me, that's always a positive!
Now, I'm not knowledgable in the genre of poetry but this book moved you along with lovely, quixotic words, mental images and symbolism. The purpose was discovery, I think, which made the read different and very exotic I could easily see me going back and pondering some pages, seeking a new understanding. Such a unique and interesting read!. On to the next book!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓.5 out of 5 specs
*The Ruins is next.
**eBook provided FREE by author Richard D. Brown, for an honest review.
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