Renee

Caption? Me and a tree. How's that?
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Tweed, ON Canada
Birthday: Feb. 17
In My Own Words:
I am a writer and an avid reader. I freelance for a local newspaper to pay the bills. I love good writing period and read all genres.
 

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Wave of Terror: A Novel by Theodore Odrach
Wave of Terror: A Novel by Theodore Odrach
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant; a Must-Read, Aug. 17 2010
Wave of Terror is one of those books I wouldn't typically pick up. But I am so glad I did. Based in Russian in the 40's. Odrach's bare writing style and his brilliant characterization gently pulls you in and refuses to let go. His gentle humour lightens what could be a very dark story, and the accuracy in which he depicts life and the people is breathtaking. As a reader, I could feel the cold winter on my skin, smell the country air, and I marvelled at the hope within the people of this country in such a dismal time; hope that no amount of terror could break down.

Translated by his daughter Erma, Wave is an important book, definitely worth spending a few hours with. I hope that… Read more
Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths by Colleen Morris
Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths by Colleen Morris
Fried! Is at different times funny, gross, and often disturbing; just what I expect from a horror anthology. Some of the stories are so funny you forget to be disturbed until much later like "Bad Fish" by Gregg Winkler. "A Bad Case of the Meat Sweats" by Stephen Leclerc and "Meat Drippings" by D.L. Snell had me literally gagging. This anthology is not for the faint of heart...or the weak of stomach. The stories play on our own personal fears or phobias related to food. (think obesity or food poisoning to the nth degree) But the authors also tap into psychological horrors, layering them beneath the surface to add that extra chill. A couple of them are poignant and thought provoking, like… Read more
Blind Luck by Scott Carter
Blind Luck by Scott Carter
Scott Carter's debut novel Blind Luck is a story about a man whose life changes after a horrific accident occurs at his work, leaving him the only survivor. David Bolden is unsure whether he is lucky or not, believing that the accident happened because it could and he survived because...well, he's not sure why he survived. Then along comes Thorrin, a powerful and wealthy character determined to exploit what he sees as Bolden's obvious luck.

This is a well paced story, with the edge-of-your-seat nail biting thrills that many gamblers have experienced when testing their luck and leaving things to chance. Carter's easy writing style and comfortable characterization makes Blind Luck… Read more

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