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  1. Find the shortest poem :)

    I love the Hello poem. Mine isn't the shortest, but it gives me chills And Suddenly It's Evening by Salvatore Quasimodo Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world Pierced by a ray of sunlight And suddenly it's evening.
  2. Watchers by Dean Koontz

    Yes, I didn't see it, but from what I've heard it doesn't seem to have a whole lot to do with the book! I mean , for a start they made a middle aged man onto a teenager and his wife into his mother! I guess if you saw the film first it could well,put you off reading the book, which would be a shame I think.
  3. Watchers by Dean Koontz

    Hope you enjoy it. Would be interested to know what you think.
  4. Watchers by Dean Koontz

    Great story telling. This is a thriller that grabbed me from the very beginning. There is no let up in the suspense. It played all my emotions too, I found it at the same time both heart warming and heart breaking. This has to be the first time I've been reduced to tears by the plight of one of the " bad guys" ! The opening pages find Travis, one of the main characters , out in the woods hoping to recapture the carefree feeling of his younger days, when he meets a scruffy dog,which is obviously afraid of something and wants to protect Travis from the unseen foe.He takes the dog home and adopts it. Then we meet Nora, a thirty year old woman who has been virtually kept prisoner by her recently deceased aunt and is being molested by a sexual predator. Then there is the crazy hit man who thinks he can achieve immortality by acquiring the souls of his victims. Stranger murders are happening too, the details of which the federal police are anxious to keep secret. Gradually we see the connection between these events and characters. Einstein, the dog, protects Travis and Nora and they in turn watch over it after a brutal attack,she comments"We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers all,of us, watchers guarding against the darkness". This responsibility leads them to flee across the country from an unknown, but monstrous enemy. I think the most scary thing about his book is that the sci fi part, which I haven't mentioned so as not to give too much away, isn't too far fetched. This is the first Koontz novel I've read and I think it has much to live up to.I enjoyed it a lot and recommend to anyone who likes a scary suspenseful read.
  5. Horror At Horsfield Lodge by Cash Peters

    Hi there, Well I have read a few other things :-) I just don't bother to post unless it 's something I really like. No, I don't have any connection with the author. I am a fan of his work obviously,but I thought that was part of the purpose of the forum to share likes and dislikes. If I have failed to comply with the rules in any way,please feel free to remove the post.
  6. Set in the fictitious English village of Chillingley, this is a gripping and entertaining read. The plot revolves around the framing of one of the villagers for murder and the rallying of some of the others to try to solve the mystery and find the real culprit. Lydia, a one time actress from America, has been the recipient of malicious notes for some time before the peace of the village is disturbed by the discovery of two bodies at the gatehouse of Horsfield Lodge.A further note lures her to the scene of the crime, where she is found by the police. Muriel, a friend of Lydia's, helped by some other villagers, comes to her rescue as she determines to get to the bottom of the mystery and find the real culprit. At first it doesn't seem possible that Lydia has an enemy in the village, although there is reason to suspect one of them. Muriel thinks it more likely the enemy is from Lydia's acting days in America, but she keeps an open mind and pursues both lines of enquiry. The mystery deepens when more bodies appear on separate occasions. The only clue lies in the handwriting on the notes. Tom, a handwriting analysis expert, outlines some of the characteristics of the writer, but at this stage they don't seem to be of much use, There is lots of action and many twists before the final solution. The author captures the atmosphere of the village and draws us in to the lives of the characters, which makes it a fascinating read. The narrative is fast moving and the author's witty way with words a pleasure. I particularly enjoyed the pertinent remarks on the British way of life. I think this will appeal if you enjoy a good mystery with a great cast of characters.
  7. Force of Habit by Cash Peters

    Hello there Boss, I didn't express myself very well. My post wasn't removed from your site.The book disappeared from Amazon,apparently for revision. I wanted to make the point that it had returned because I thought someone might have read my review, looked for the book and had't been able to find it I was referring to the book and not the post. Having just reread what I wrote I can well see the reason for confusion.If there's a way to edit my last post I'll change the wording. Apologies for the lack of clarity and any problems caused. No, I don't have any connection with the book.
  8. Force of Habit by Cash Peters

    I posted a review of this intriguing mystery novel about a year ago when I first read it. Soon afterwards it went missing for a few months. I'd just like to point out that it has reappeared,incase anyone had looked and not found it. I've read the revised edition,which has two added chapters- it guarantees an engrossing and highly unusual read, with a totally unpredictable ending. Much recommended.
  9. What do you stubbornly refuse to read, and why?

    I refuse to read Science Fiction-but then I suppose I won't ever know whether I really like it or not!!
  10. "Around The World" Reading Challenge!

    A suggestion for Australia- The Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.
  11. From Amazon BILLIONAIRE SUICIDE MYSTERY When news reaches Sister Madeleine that her old friend Howard Barley, a global publishing tycoon, has died in grisly circumstances, she is shocked and extremely suspicious, especially when she learns that Howard left his entire estate to her. Forced to abandon the familiar comforts of St Winifred's convent, Madeleine and her young assistant Roberta take up residence in Milkwood Hall, the billionaire's mansion in Los Angeles, and immediatly find themselves plunged into terrible danger. Burned human remains, mysterious messages, shaking floors, a freezer full of corpses, strangers roaming the grounds, and encounters with a shady organisation she was once only too familiar with- the puzzles keep piling up, forcing Madeleine to draw on every ounce of courage and cunning at her disposal to track down a killer, someone who won't stop until she's dead too. With his signature subversive wit, award winning author,Cash Peters tosses a grenade of originality into the world of action-adventure writing, offering a locomotive ride of suspense, riddles, surprise twists, humor, cliffhangers and timeless characters. ________________________________________________________________________________ About the Author Cash Peters is a British born author/ journalist now living in LA.He is a regular broadcaster on Five Live's Up All Night. He has written three books based on his US T.V. travel show series ; Gullible's Travels, Naked in Dangerous Places and Stranded in Dangerous Places, the first of which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for humour.He is a handwriting analysis expert and has written several books on the subject.A regular contributor to the US magazine Spirituality and Health he takes a great interest in matters spiritual and has recently published a book about his experiences at the house of John of God in Brazil- A Little Book about Believing. Force of Habit is his first novel My Comments Force of Habit is a book full of surprises, not just in terms of the plot, which is outlined above, but also in terms of the characters, the situations they are placed in, humour,etc. The main character, Sister Madeleine, is no ordinary nun,as you will realise if you have seen the picture on the cover of the book She has a secret past which is now catching up with her. When transported to LA she is more than able to defend herself against the enemy and has little need of the ex Navy SEALS engaged to be her body guards. She leaves behind a convent where the novices are referred to as ferrets and are taught combat skills.They learn to sing Christmas songs, such as French translations of Frosty The Snowman and I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus. Daily exercise is taken doing so many circuits round the knitted chapel! Humour in various forms runs alongside the action throughout,but in no way detracts from the suspense. One of my favourite illustrations of this is , Madeleine's assistant explaining why she was always late ,"On one occasion she'd found a budgerigar with a broken beak in the refrectory rafter,she said.Another time,one of the senior canonicals had hanged herself in the gymnasium with her own dressing gown cord and needed to be cut down.There was always somthing" Surprises abound as the plot unravels- we are introduced to several futuristic devices such as a hovmov,which whizzes along a few feet above the ground. The biggest surprise of all comes with the solving of the suicide mystery and the finding of the Executive Codes which Madeleine has been desparately seeking. I enjoyed this book so much that I read it twice. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good action packed mystery ,particularly if you enjoy something a little offbeat that dares to be different.
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