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Monsters: Back to Barker—The Yattering and Jack: A short-story review

Clive Barker had done it again in the short story “The Yattering and the Jack.” I loved it! The story appears in The Book of Blood, Volume I. From the first paragraph, Barker captivated me and pulled me into the narrative. The Yattering is a low-ranking demon tasked to drive …

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Monsters: Stephen King’s Cycle of a Werewolf

This week’s read Cycle of the Werewolf was quick read. A series of stories taking place in the small Maine town of Tarker Mills—one for each month. King follows a year path of a werewolf stalking the townfolk. As in traditional werewolf tales, the beast follows the cycles of the …

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Monsters: Couldn’t Rip My Eyes From Rawhead Rex!

After a few not-so-thrilling experiences with the horror stories we are reading for class, I finally hit one that I couldn’t stop reading! Clive Barker had me hooked from the first line of “Rawhead Rex.” “Of all the conquering armies that had tramped the streets of Zeal down the centuries, …

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Rome: Campo Di Fiori and Pineapples

Just a few pictures of Campo Di Fiori, which was right around the corner from the first apartment we stayed in Rome . This was Matt’s favorite morning spot to grab his pineapples! That kid has a pineapple addiction. But there are worst breakfasts to ask for than fresh pineapples …

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Monsters: Holy Freaking Not What To Do To Your Readers Batman! A Review of Breeding Ground

Let me preface this review by saying I threw this stupid book across the room when I was through with it this morning! I am one pissed off reader who feels cheated of all by the time I spend eagerly turning the pages of Breeding Ground.  Dramatic?  Ya, maybe, but …

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Monsters: Humor and Horror Fused: Reading “The Funeral” by Richard Matheson

“The Funeral” was a cute story, sort of—more humorous than horrific. But one that I had a terrible time engaging with. Unfortunately, it took many attempts for me to read this five page short story. I literally kept falling asleep. This could be due to my trying to read it …

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WHO DEFINITES NORMAL? Monsters: I Am Legend: The book was more sad than scary

After finishing, I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, I’ve come to the conclusion I have a complete misunderstand of the horror genre. I am fascinated by monsters,and all my fictional stories include demons, ghosts, giants, and other supernatural creatures. I didn’t think I liked horror until I realized that I …

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Aspie Adventures: Overseas with my Boys

Want to go on an adventures with me? My two eldest boys, and myself have taken to the planes, trains, and automobiles….and buses, and trams…and who knows what else by the time we are through in our first trip out of the US. And, I was terrified. As many of …

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