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    Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito | Book Review

    Venus in the Blind Spot is my first ever Manga novel.  It isn’t something that I would have necessarily picked up but I received it in an Abominable Book Box.  It certainly won’t be the last.  The artwork and the storytelling is both horrific and awe inspiring.  There is tales of misadventure, Japanese lore, and the undercurrents of love and suffering constantly being the backbone of the collection.  Darkness has seeped into these stories and it’s a set of stories that aren’t likely to be forgotten in a hurry. The characterization was spot on.  On first meet you think these people have the perfect lives, perfect families and perfect lifestyles…

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    The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty | Review

    The Exorcist.  Those two words just strike fear into any adult that is of a particular age.  Think about those words and scenes will crash into your head.  Visions of a sweet and innocent little girl called Regan.  Visions that will soon be replaced by those of a demon infested and quickly diminishing girl.  Now quickly I realised that I was going to be scared more by the book than by the movie.  I’ve seen the movie and its probably the generation I’ve grown up in but, I have seen far worse.  The Saw Franchise or Hostel to name but a few.   The Exorcist excels at atmosphere.  The way the…

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    Review: Christine by Stephen King

    Christine is a frightening tale of how quickly your hobby and your passion can lead you down a path of obsession and self-destruction.  This is only the second classic Stephen King novels that I have read, the other being IT.  I didn’t rate it as highly as I had initially thought but it is a good solid read with strong characterisation, atmospheric dialogue and a narrative that chills the warmest creature.  As with most King books I found that the length of the book was unnecessary and could have been told in a lesser amount of pages.  I’m not disputing Stephen King’s genius ability to spin a yarn with the…