Tag: Evil

H. P. Lovecraft – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward | Review

Title: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Category: Fiction

Page Count: 128

Rating: 3.5/5

If you can get past some of the casual racism that betrays itself in the way that the author strings a couple of sentences together here and there, there’s actually a decent book here. It’s remarkable in that it’s a great example of that sort of slow, creeping dread that Lovecraft did so well. What’s terrifying is that we can’t really see the evil that’s out there, it’s always just on the edge of our periphery.

Overall, a pretty good read, but definitely not one to go out of your way for it. It’s just alright, you know? But also influential.

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Stephen King/Richard Bachman – Rage | Review

Title: Rage

Author: Stephen King/Richard Bachman

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 150

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Rage is the only Stephen King novel that’s no longer in mainstream circulation, and I can kind of see the reason for that I guess. It’s about a school shooting, and I guess it was written and published before they became almost commonplace.

 

Honestly, though, it’s not as though he’s actively advocating for kids to go and shoot people or anything. I suppose the main problem is that the protagonist of the story was quite relatable and that he wasn’t portrayed as some evil being. He was just a normal kid – one with his fair share of problems, I guess, but still just a kid.

All in all, this is worth reading if you’re a King fan, but otherwise there isn’t a huge amount to recommend it for. It’s a’ight.

 

 

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