Reviews by zuzu

J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Ahhh...nothing quite as refreshing as a spooky book to raise some goosebumps on a hot summer day!

This volume, consisting of just one ghost tale, is as much of a psychological thriller as a paranormal story. While Le Fanu's wordy 18th century style may be a bit tiresome at times, it mostly serves this moody ironic tale very well.

Reviewed on 2006.07.24

J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

This book contains two ghost stories - not the gory "in-your-face" slasher stories that abound today - but rather moody, eloquent 19th century spoooooooky tales. Each story will take about 30 minutes to read, but will leave you with goose bumps much longer. The second tale, in particular, left me feeling the need to have a nightlight in my room that night!

Good reading!

Reviewed on 2006.07.19

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

by Cory Doctorow

A weirdly engaging fantasy tale about life in the future, where Disney World is a way of life, people can order new bodies or even turn themselves off for eons, and your brain is hard-wired into some sort of global internet. Also, it's a love story....

Very fun.

Reviewed on 2006.07.15

Appeals Court

by Charles Stross

what a waste of the English language - and a waste of a good author. The story just wasn't engaging, and the language is simply vile.

Reviewed on 2006.07.11

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