Science Fiction · Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts

I love a good zombie/post-apocalyptic thriller and this one promised to be a bit different than the rest. For one, it centers around a little girl…who’s a zombie…but doesn’t really know it. And you’re not even sure that she is either, based on how the book jumps right into Melanie’s day-to-day life without answering any questions up front. But it… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts

Horror · Thriller

Handling the Undead…a horror novel that mixes real life and zombies

Title: Handling the Undead Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Published: Thomas Dunne Books/2009 Genre: Horror/Thriller Length: 364 pages Rating: 6/10 I was excited to read Handling the Undead after loving John Ajvide Lindqvist’s debut, Let the Right One In. When I found myself back at Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA on a work trip, where I bought Let the Right One In last year, I thought it was… Continue reading Handling the Undead…a horror novel that mixes real life and zombies

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Room…a unique, suspenseful and endearing thriller

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Published: Little Brown & Company/2010 Genre: Thriller Length: 352 pages Rating: 5.5/10 I think I’m the last person to finally read Room and it was on my Wish List well before my friend/guest blogger Allison W. blogged about it. When I was in Ireland this past week, I visited some local bookstores and realized that author Emma… Continue reading Room…a unique, suspenseful and endearing thriller

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Room…a one setting drama (by guest blogger Allison W.)

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Published: Little Brown & Company/2010 Genre: Thriller Length: 352 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Hi, I’m Allison W., a guest blogger of Books in the ‘Burgh. I’m excited to review a recent book club read of mine, Room. Happy reading! What if you only knew the outside world through a skylight? If you could ask for one… Continue reading Room…a one setting drama (by guest blogger Allison W.)

Horror · Movie Based on the Book · Thriller

Let the Right One In…creepy, suspenseful & oh-so-good

Title: Let the Right One In  Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Published: Thomas Dunne Books/2008 Genre: Thriller/Horror Length: 480 pages Rating: 8/10 I bought Let the Right One In at Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA. It’s by a Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist, who was called “Sweden’s Steven King” by the Tuscan Citizen. And apparently you can’t go wrong with a 500 page book… Continue reading Let the Right One In…creepy, suspenseful & oh-so-good

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The Key to Rebecca…suave spies = ok reading

Title: The Key to Rebecca Author: Ken Follett Published: NAL Trade, 2003 Genre: Thriller Length: 352 pages Rating: 5/10 Ken Follett is one of my favorite authors. I have his newest, Fall of Giants, waiting in the wings. I’ve been saving World Without End for two years because I liked Pillars of the Earth so much I can’t bring myself to… Continue reading The Key to Rebecca…suave spies = ok reading