Tag Archives: horror

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Published: 2013 by Sphere My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “This altitude is not of this world, I think dully. We humans are not meant or evolved to be up here, I think, with some small sense of panic … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Firstly, I must apologise for my unannounced hiatus from book blogging in recent weeks: I’ve been extremely busy with some major projects for my work and I’ve also been away staying my with in-laws (who live in a rather wonderful, … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Published: 2007 by Bantam My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The blue flame in his chest had burrowed towards his heart like some alien entity, lingered like a disease, and centered in him as an almost unwanted core of … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

First published: 1983 (Vintage paperback ed. 1998) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I had fallen under some sort of spell of the kind that certain places exude and it drew me, my imaginings, my … Continue reading

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Strangers by Taichi Yamada

Translated from Japanese by Wayne P. Lammers First Published: (in Japanese) 1987. English translation UK edition, Faber & Faber 2005. My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “This feeling of too much quiet first came over … Continue reading

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

First Published: 2013 by Headline My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds of Clark Ashton Smith

Published: Stories first published between 1926 – 1989 (this collection 2002 by Gollancz) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The place has the air of a thirsty vampire, waiting to drink me in somehow if it can. It is … Continue reading

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Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch

First Published: 2011 by Canongate Books My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “We’d taken cover but I swear it looked at me. Straight at me with a demon bright red grin. Gave me the chills. … Continue reading

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

First Published: 1831 (Penguin Classics ed.1986) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “For the bright side of the painting I had limited sympathy. My visions were of shipwreck and famine; of death or captivity among … Continue reading

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