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Another Moody series...

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Almost immediately on the heels of reading "Hater" I started the other series I own by David Moody, "Autumn".  I had read about it in the back of one of my other books and had been anticipating it for some time.  I was anxious about reading it because I wasn't a fan of "Hater".

At first, "Autumn" really delivered.  At first.  There was gore, screaming, people dropping dead for no apparent reason.  There was absolutely no logic to the survival of the characters - and I loved it.  Then something else happened.  Moody tends to get his characters together and spend time building them up, which is good except that nothing happens while the characters are chatting.  The zombie bodies stayed prone while the characters squabbled, when the zombies rose they didn't do much (not unlike the living characters), and fina…

"The Walking Dead" - TV Series

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AMC debuted it's highly anticipated zombie series last year on Halloween.  My family and I huddled together in the darkness of our living room, staring in rapt attention at the TV as zombie after zombie shuffled across the screen.  It was sheer brilliance.  The zombies were so real you could almost smell their foul putrescence, each one more gruesome than the last.

I had high hopes for the season, but it didn't pan out.  In retrospect, I think it was my fault.  I had hoped that the show would follow the books.  They were such a wealth of ideas it would be crazy not to use the material.  Instead, the show saw survivor Rick Grimes dragging his wife, son, and other survivors to…

"The Walking Dead" - Graphic Novel

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Almost a year ago I read "The Walking Dead: Compendium 1" which was books 1-48).  I read it in anticipation of the beginning of the AMC show of the same name.  Incidentally, "The Walking Dead" was also the first graphic novel series I had read, so it was a new experience for me all the way around.  As with almost everything that becomes a TV show or movie, I wanted to experience it first in print.  I didn't want to be

I immediately fell in love with the story of "The Walking Dead".  The people were realistic, you could almost expect them to walk right off the page and into your life.  There were characters that fit specific stereotypes, but not so mu…

Bird brained over Twitter

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I am sorry in advance.  This post has absolutely nothing to do with horror cinema, literature, art, food, or culture.  It's just something I was ruminating on while laying in bed last night.  I had the urge to say it somewhere, if only just to get it out.  Bear with me.

I withheld the urge to join Twitter for awhile.  Really, I did.  When I joined, it was at the behest of a communications guru at one of my jobs.  She said it would improve visitor numbers at my blog.  Needless to say - I joined toute de suite and here I am on Twitter.  I did my thing - found a bunch of celebrities and other people to follow, and I write my own messages.

Last night I had the craziest epiphany.  I know nothing about Twitter and the Digital Age, despite having lived through the inception of the internet and the rise of the home computer.  Or should I say, the rise of the ubiquit…

Eh...the jury is out.

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I resisted the urge to buy David Moody's "Hater" for awhile.  Truth be told?  It just didn't seem that interesting.  The description on the back of the book about violent people didn't really make me want to pick it up - which was a terrible shame because the cover of the book rocks.

However, I finally caved in, purchased the book (and its sequel), and read "Hater".  "Hater" begins with a series of vignettes about different people suddenly becoming afraid of those around them, and in self defense, they kill whoever happens to be the momentary source of the paranoia.  Interesting and engaging beginning.  But then something happens - you meet the guy who will become the main character, and the book seems downhill from there.  He's a henp…

Moving...

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Just a head's up to everyone...my family and I just moved into a new house yesterday and we're still unpacking and such.  The internet is not up yet - I'm using internet pirated from my boyfriend.  Hopefully within a week or two I will be up and running again.  I can still get e-mail via my phone if anyone needs me.  Ciao!



P.S.  The 17 houseplants moved without incident as well.