Category Archives: Creepy/Weird

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
avatar

By turns ghastly and intriguing, this nonfiction piece looks at what happens to our bodies after we die, particularly for cadavers willed to science. The realities are somewhat unsettling, but Roach treats the subject with a light, irreverent tone that … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Creepy/Weird, Nonfiction | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller by Paul E. Cooley
avatar

This had a bit of a Peter Benchley feel and to be honest, I really like one-off, fast paced thrillers that are tech- or science-based and at least pseudo-believable. And, for a buck as a Kindle promo, it was worth a … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Creepy/Weird, Fiction, Paranormal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
avatar

I liked Gone Girl so much in book club that I decided to add this in for my “book by an author you love that you haven’t read yet” category in the Popsugar Reading challenge. It is one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Creepy/Weird, Fiction, Film Based on Books, I Want My Money Back!, Mystery, Re - releases | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Two Dorks, One Book: The Bear by Claire Cameron – A Publisher ARC
avatar

Ah, shit. This one’s gonna be all nature-y and survivalish. Totally not my kind of book at all, except FREE****, so there’s that. I KNOW everyone on the internet (weird, since this is a pre-release but many have already read … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Dorks 1 Book, book club reads, Contemporary, Creepy/Weird, Fiction, WTF? | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Bear – Claire Cameron
avatar

The Bear will be released on February 11, 2014 by Little, Brown and Company. This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So…I finished The Bear a few days ago, and I’m STILL not sure … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Dorks 1 Book, Contemporary, Creepy/Weird, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
avatar

Yep, it’s dark all right. Stephen King’s most recent (I think?) short story collection Full Dark, No Stars was a return for me to “classic” Stephen King. And I have to say, I enjoyed it, although I’m not sure I’m jumping … Continue reading

Posted in Creepy/Weird, Fiction | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Gunslinger – Stephen King
avatar

Soooooo…you know how The Dark Tower series is supposed to be like this huge awesome epic fantasy-type story that everyone in the world loves? There are countless websites devoted to it, in fact the people at the WoT/ASoIaF forum I … Continue reading

Posted in Creepy/Weird, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, WTF? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Centuries of June by Keith Donohue
avatar

WEIRD. Centuries of June is just plain weird, but compellingly so. At times, it is laugh-out-loud funny and at others, it is simply surreal and hallucinatory. And I loved it.   The novel begins with our narrator landing on his … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary, Creepy/Weird, Excuse me, Fantasy, Fiction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ancestor by Scott Sigler
avatar

I read Ancestor simultaneously with my husband, a definite non-reader. I bought him the paperback for his birthday and I also had a copy on my Kindle because we both LOVED Sigler’s last books Infected and Contagious. (What can I … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary, Creepy/Weird, Fiction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Psychology of Dexter – Bella DePaulo
avatar

On the one hand, this book is incredibly nerdy (who reads psychological essays about their favorite show besides me?) and on the other, it is completely engrossing and thought-provoking; I mostly loved The Psychology of Dexter. A couple of the … Continue reading

Posted in Creepy/Weird, Nonfiction | Tagged | Leave a comment