Reviews by seldombites

The Wendigo

by Algernon Blackwood

The Wendigo is creepy in a way only Victorian stories can be. It is a short story, but an intense one. It did not take me long to read this story but it stayed in my head long after I finished, leaving me with a vague sense of unease and dread for the remainder of the night. I will be keeping this book in my collection and I recommend that horror fans read it if they can.

Reviewed on 2013.09.15

Courts and Criminals

by Arthur Train

I did not finish this book. It was too dry and clinical for my taste. I get the feeling that it is probably aimed at students.

Reviewed on 2013.07.10

Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I found this book to be much easier to read than most classics. The personalities and culture took a little getting used to, but became endearing after a while. The language was sometimes confusing, but not unbearably so. I do think this book is worth reading.

Reviewed on 2013.04.21

Dracula

by Bram Stoker

I have read many vampire stories, from the scary (Salem's Lot) to the romantic (Twilight) but, despite it's age, this is by far the creepiest vampire novel I have read. In fact, this is the only vampire story that has ever disturbed my sleep. The old-world language and diary format lend it an air of tension to this novel that is lacking in other vampire books that I have read. Most horror books are scary, but fairly predictable. Not so, Bram Stoker's Dracula. I found this story to be intriguing and enthralling and I found myself unable to put it down. This is the original vampire novel and, in my opinion, still the best.

Reviewed on 2013.03.18

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