The Laws of the Skies
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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans —though no one calls them that anymore. This novel by French author Grégoire Courtois is horror more than anything else, and it didn't really work for me, so I'm trying to figure out if I just don't like horror (I hated this bloodbath, but loved this freak show), or if it's all just kinda silly.
Dancing with the Goddess and Drawing Down the Moon: A Reading List for Modern Witches October 31, 2023 by Diana HelmuthWe were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we? For ages, people have been asking themselves these questions: "Where did we come from and where are we going? What is the sense of our existence? Do we have an immortal soul?" And… "Is there a God?"
The text lives up to the promise, too, but expect it to be more in line with a B-Movie horrorshow that doesn't spare the kids. At all. A century since its publication in the collection In Our Time, “Big Two-Hearted River” has helped shape language and literature in America and across the globe, and its magnetic pull continues to draw readers, writers, and critics. The story is the best early example of Ernest Hemingway’s now-familiar writing style: short sentences, punchy nouns and verbs, few adjectives and adverbs, and a seductive cadence. Easy to imitate, difficult to match. The subject matter of the story has inspired generations of writers to believe that fly fishing can be literature. More than any of his stories, it depends on his ‘iceberg theory’ of literature, the notion that leaving essential parts of a story unsaid, the underwater portion of the iceberg, adds to its power. Taken in context with his other work, it marks Hemingway’s passage from boyish writer to accomplished author: nothing big came before it, novels and stories poured out after it.” —from the foreword by John N. Maclean Show bookit shifts into second person a few more times with one very special occurrence towards the end which shows some stellar authorial decision-making, and made me love the book so so much. although, i knew it was love as soon as i read the story that gives the novel its name. a book that has creepy children AND horrible birds? this is my kind of horror. Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. None of them make it out alive. What if I told you that sleep was just a habit? What if the third of your life you spend asleep, you could be awake instead? Grafton is a single dad who works in local radio, but he's always dreamt of being a 'real' journalist. When he gets a whiff of a story - a Scottish commune whose residents believe that sleep is a social construct - he decides to investigate... something tells him 'the Sleepless' might finally provide answers about his wife, Liz, who abandoned him and their son Isaac for a similar cult in India. As Grafton is drawn deeper into the extreme world of the Sleepless, Liz reappears, and Grafton has to race to save both himself and his son... Show book