Friday, October 9, 2015

The unquiet - John Connoly




This is another book  bought with the  low price of only $2 from the  old pal. Nothing more  on this to write  nearly the same  over and over again
This a   voluminous book  from the store with ca 460 pages in a pocket format. this is the Odyssey of Charlie Parker  , a detective to find out a mysterious  disappearances  of children  several years ago and Daniel Clay a psychiatrist  involved in these  disappearances and  sometimes killings.
The story seems  quite  interesting but more  detailed than i  could expect to the level of tiring me , with a quite complex story

3.5/5  a lively writing , thriller and sometimes horror

STEVEN KING :BLAZE



Steven KIng is for me a story of love ad hate . reading his  story on I shudder at your touch thrilled me very much so tat i stopped reading it as it goes against my beliefs .HIs other  book 'twilight zone stories' with 14 stories is better to me though  many of them are not easy to understand them , but Blaze  story was my first narration  that i enjoyed much , and was a idea to write  some short stories based on this character .
This is one of the 6-7 books of Greek version  bought at  a low price .

Blaze is a man adventurer with a pal who is his alter ego and boss  . This pal  dies and Blaze is determined to catch a  baby for money . This story  goes in parallel with his story when he was  a overgrown child of  limited  intelligence and how he grown as adventurer
The story is a  bit funny and King makes you feel sympathy  to this bad guy.

7/10

Ann Mah :Kitchen Chinese



Most of the novels read the summer time were bought from a pal's  store who changed his business style , from newspaper  to nuts . For this reason he tries to sell our his book stock offering it in vey low price  ie from $7  to $2 for  the greek  versions of pocket books > i have bought several of them ,around 6  ,most  are of terror and horror literature. All these books  are the greek versions  from the  Bell publishers the locales of the pocket books

This book however  was bought from another  pal's  store at the normal price of $7 for the greek edition  which i think is still low  comparing to the  price offered by the original American publisher
The Greek version of Ann mah's  book contains  250 pages with 43 lines of 10 picas Times font , and the same applies to all other editions and all book are bonded with a plastic cover to protect the casual viewer  to damage it . I thought  that this book  may  contain recipes of  Chinese  kitchen . I was  slightly disappointed  that it was just a novel .

As  i read from various sources in the net , the original  book aso contains  several recipes on it end .The greek version does not. Now on the story . without writing spoilers. This is possibly the authors  story  when she left USA to work in the contemporary  CHina to work for a newspaper in Beijing and the culture shock she felt  living in a place far different from the  country she leaved or grown. She is a 30 yrs old girl and 3nd generation  Chinese. and this book describes  her adventures and  feelings  all the time  she leaved there . As specialist in cooking  she  writes about  Chinese cooking  visiting  Chinese restaurants in behalf of the  newspaper though  she understands that  her knowledge is still quite limited .

The story  is quite funny . lots of humor , and full of emotions to the level of naivety and much of romance ,but no suspense . MUch of the story nearly the first half of it, is dramatized in the USA 
Though  this bok refers to cooking , it is sometimes gets me tirred  to read what she ate and skipped that passage  . This reminds me quite much the way the book KL underground was writen , also by a Chinese.  May i suppose it is the srtyle of Chinese  writers to write  all the time what they are eating???

Rating  7/10  and recommended  for  enjoying your free  time.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I shudder at your touch

 I have bought this book  this year from a former newsstand at  very low price  of just E2 out of E8 due to selling out the older book stock .the seller  has changed his business orientation onto  slling nuts and the same

This is a book  with short stories from  many  well known (?) writers of terror including seven king  and Angela Carter . of a total of 22 stories . As I see from the  nert this book is quite old  produced on 1992 , and early the same happened for the geek edition   made  from a  company  who started making computer books and magazines publication on early 80s
There  was also noticed in the book  that the publisher Slung would edit a second book with more 22 stories
IN this post I will refer the  ones  I read so far 
These stories are supposd to show an erotisme mixed with horror Only a few stories can be  idintiifed as wither  horror erotisme. and several others can only be described as  just simple fiction.
 
Revelations of Becka Paulson : a rather funny but frightening   story by Steven King with a woman who was shooted by a gun and hears the voice of J Christ . A fiction and terror story  that made me stop after a while for rather ideological reasons but not from dark fiction ..* a rather low  ratε concerning
  
Sea lovers  : a epic type story  written in a rather poetic  way showing a  bad mermaid with vengeance against male people. this story   inspired me a story to my special edition This is my fav story *****

Psychopomp :This story reminds m the film story of Benjamin Button ****

A glowing future: Packeting  for yor ex spouse can be sometimes annoying. This is such a story **

Consanguinity : finding and marrying a man is many times vey typical > But what can happenif this man is really a ghost ?? ****

The conqueror   worm : a macabre  story with a worm  winning over a relation to be dissolved  ***

Master : by anegla carter I don’t like her way of writing as too coarse and  this story falls into the same way of wrting *

A quarter  past you : A clear fiction story with  nice suspense but not of horror . A man gets in between a couple withot rally involving into them . A like a platonic person…***

Death and the single girl  : One of the funniest I read so far .Mr death is personalized by a man identified to kill  a girl  but has lost all opportunities *****

Wings : a  very shirt story  with a young girl asking for  sex  with a man ***

Keeping house : A  housewife into a thriller  story having a tenacity  to klean the house to the level   that all of her family relatives   left her **