2 Book Lovers Reviews
I know that every book isn’t for every reader. We all have books that fall into our own wheelhouse and more that are just not for us. When I come across a book that’s just not for me, I move on. My mother always used to say, “If you don’t have something nice to say, shut the f*ck up.” Well, maybe not in those exact words, but you get the drift.
All of the bad reviews on decent books baffles me. Did you read the synopsis? Why did you think that you were going to like it? You gave books one and two in the series a one star review, why are you reading book three? There are too many good books out there to waste time on the ones that just aren’t for me.
Sometimes I think that some people just want to be negative. I don’t get it. Fighting with strangers in a public forum, putting others down for enjoying a story of fiction that they themselves did not like.
Ask yourself the question: If the world ends tomorrow, is this the last book I want to read? Reading is entertainment, a diversion, ENJOYABLE. Now, go and find a good book to read!
The more time I spend in this wonderful world of reading, the more I read, and the more I am introduced to authors that I want/should read. Really, it is a vicious circle. I thought that it would be fun to put together a bucket list of the authors that I haven’t read yet. But with all of the genres that I read, my list became unmanageable, too many books, too little time. So this bucket list consists of the horror authors who are well-established, the classics, if you will.
1 – H.P. Lovecraft – That’s right. I haven’t read Lovecraft. I hear all over the place Lovecraft this, Lovecraft that, that’s so Lovecraftian. A few years back, I purchased The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft, although, I have my suspicions that the “complete” may be a bit of an exaggeration. I’ll read it just as soon as I can find the time.
2 & 3 – Bram Stoker & Mary Shelley – These two are as classic as classic can get. It’s difficult to think of two more important horror authors. Each one brought their own iconic monster of horror to life. I know their stories, everyone is familiar with their stories, but I still feel like I should read them.
4 – Ira Levin – Is there anything more evil than Rosemary’s Baby? Some of my favorite horror is when you bring in religion; there is something more tangible when the story is built off of an ingrained belief system.
5 – Richard Matheson – I saw the movies, both were terrifying in their own way. I want to read the provenance that spawned The Last Man on Earth and I Am Legend.
6 – Peter Straub – When I see his bibliography, hear the way other readers talk about him and notice the collaborators that have worked with Straub, I know that there must be something special there.
7 – Robert McCammon – Anytime the name Robert McCammon comes up, people sing his praises. I just need the time to find out what all of the hype is about.
8 – William W. Johnstone – With the plethora of books, I can only assume that William W. Johnstone knew how to tell a great story.
9 – Graham Masterton – I love the sound of his books; the synopses really grab my attention. I want to experience his work.
10 – Richard Laymon – Some of the extreme horror that I have read has led me to Richard Laymon. He seems to have been such an inspiration. I feel like I need to experience his writing for myself.
I’m sure that there are many more that I have missed. Whatever I choose to read, I can only hope that I have a great time and that they live up to my expectations.