Tag Archives | atmospheric
Tim is about to be released from protective custody. We’re not quite sure what happened him and his sister ten […]
Posted on 15 June 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s […]
Posted on 29 April 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
Part of my RIP Peril Onscreen Fergal and his mother are on the run. They arrive in a rundown block […]
Posted on 20 October 2012 | By Fence | 3 responses
This is a story in a story, in a book of stories. Welcome to meta-ness The story opens with the […]
Posted on 12 September 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
Read for this year’s RIP challenge. This was just the perfect start to my reading for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI, […]
Posted on 10 September 2011 | By Fence | 8 responses
Stephen has returned home to take up from his stepfather as pastor. He has also returned in time to sit at his dying mother’s bed side. He knows she is dying and is writing her eulogy, but at the same time remembering his past, as well as the stories and legends that grew up surrounding his grandfather Jeannot.
Zentner’s debut novel is a slow, atmospheric retelling of those childhood memories interspresed with Stephen’s musings on his current situation and relationships with his family members.
Posted on 10 July 2011 | By Fence | 4 responses
ISBN: 9780099511649 It was nine-thirty on Christmas eve. Arthur Kipps is a mature and responsible individual. His first wife & […]
Posted on 4 February 2011 | By Fence | 6 responses
by Susan Hill
Coming home one evening from meeting with a client, rare books dealer Adam Snow takes a wrong turn and ends up outside a derelict Edwardian house. For some strange reason he is drawn to this building and its wilderness of gardens and finds himself wandering through the overgrown weeds. And, standing all alone, he feels the strangest of sensations. A small hand, in his. As though he were a father taking hold of a son’s hand. But he is not a father. And there is no child.
Posted on 14 October 2010 | By Fence | 14 responses
Read for RIP challenge It is the last day of school at “Old Central”, the building is being decommissioned and […]
Posted on 13 October 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
For this year’s RIP challenge Carl has suggested that as well as reading horror-ific books we might also watch some suitable films and to get the ball rolling on my RIP films I decided to rewatch M. Night Shymalan’s The Village.
I quite enjoyed it the first time around. I don’t seem to recall having been all that surprised by any of the so-called twists or reveals, but it was an enjoyable film.
Posted on 12 October 2010 | By Fence | 7 responses
Author: Mary Russell
If you’ve read my reviews of the other books in this series you’ll already know that I really love them. If you haven’t here’s a quick recap; Sherlock Holmes, a real historical figure retired to Sussex in order to tend to his bees. While there he met Mary Russell; a somewhat moody, if quite brilliant, teenager and took her under his wing. She became his apprentice and later his wife. Errr, spoiler alert! In this, the fourth in the series, Sherlock sends Russell a telegram summoning her to Dartmoor and the moor that was the setting for The Hound of the Baskervilles. There are reports of another ghostly beast roaming the countryside and an old friend of Holmes would like him to investigate. Especially when a man is found dead on the moor.
Posted on 22 February 2010 | By Fence
I really did want to enjoy this film. It is a werewolf film after all, and I am a fan, plus Benicio Del Toro has something about him that I usually enjoy. Unfortunately there is very little by way of storyline in this film. And even less of characters. I mean, why make a film about a character no one cares about? When your central character leaves me meh-d out, well, your film really isn’t going to grab my attention now is it?