THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW - A beleaguered father, plagued by guilt, visits a psychiatrist. As he lays on the couch, he recounts the murders of his three children. The Boogeyman was originally published in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier, and later collected in Stephen King's 1978 short story collection, entitled Night Shift. If you’re a regularly reader of my blog, you’re well aware of my fondness for this fellow horror writer. Some of my earliest reading memories are being engrossed in novels like Carrie, Pet Semetary, Cujo and Christine. King takes our subconscious fears, creates relatable characters, and loves a twist ending. What horror writer doesn’t imagine a monster lurking in the closet? While this story is very short, in that respect, it doesn’t disappoint. A must read!
Vertigo Tour of San Francisco by Chad Schimke - Famous landmarks in San Francisco, based on the movie Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR - It takes an author with a great deal of daring to attempt a tale with such an epic scope as this one. In Jean M Auel's novel, entitled 'The Clan of the Cave Bear', she explores the imagined interaction of our Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal ancestors. Based on interviews I have read, she was greatly inspired by research and archaeology, such as the Chauvet cave (see my blog for related posts). If you love high concept or historical fiction, you owe it to yourself to read this book!
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