April 23rd, 2013

Scary Books

Quotes & Things

‘You Again‘ and ‘Season of the Witch’ reviews forthcoming,

There will be no review of ‘Revolution’ 1x06 ‘Sex and Drugs’.

‘Doctor Who’ Quote:
“You went to the bank and said: you know that gigantic old haunted house on the moors? The one that dossers are too scared to doss in? The one that birds are too scared to fly over? And then you said: I’d like to buy it”

‘The Simpsons’ Quotes:
“We got carpet mushrooms.”

“Dad, all the jury summons you buried in the backyard are coming back up.”

“Don’t eat the miracle.”

‘Modern Family’ Quotes:
“He’s how my grandkids get food.”

“He’s been alive a month. How hard is it to support your own head?”

‘The Money Pit’ Quotes:
“I’ve never been any good at that kind of thing”
“What kind of thing?”

“What’s he got that I haven’t got?”

‘Dr Phil’ Quote:
“My mom said to me have fun dancing on a stripper pole.”

‘The Moving Finger’ Quote:
“Are you sure you want to trust your life to a pair of electric hedge-clippers you bought on sale?”

‘Home Delivery’ Quote:
“Nothin turns to somethin pretty goddam quick.”

‘Umney’s Last Case’ Quote:
“My mom says he upped and ran away with that redhead floozy he hired last month! You should be so lucky, you ugly prick!”

‘Cat’s Eye’ Quotes:
“British Columbia, which is as far away from Toronto as I could get without drowning.”

“Mummy’s in there lying on the floor. She’ll be fine tomorrow.”

“It must be hard for the teachers, looking, to figure out why we are friends, what we’re doing together.”

“She was adored by all of us. But she is not any more. And in Cordelia’s version, now, she never was.”

“They won’t buy a television, like everyone else, because my father says it turns you into a cretin.”

“That means they must have a new dining table. It appals me to discover that I want to see this new dining table more than I want to see Cordelia.”
To Light The Way To Bed

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Issue 20 + Hoax Hunters Issue 9 Reviewed

The Watcher

It’s taken up until now but Xander finally gets an issue all about him. Naturally the art is ugly. Xander is angry, about everything. Buffy is mean about Faith, dismissive of Xander and hideously self absorbed. I’m not surprised that Xander finally turns on her in the end. It has been foreshadowed for a long, long, long, long time. This was okay but I expect an cop out ending.

Hoax Hunters Issue 9

I’d never heard of this before I saw it on the shelf and decided to give it a chance. It is about a group of people who do a show debunking the supernatural. This is a flip comic, one story shows what the show showed and the other story tells what really happened in the haunted house. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“Not like I have much dignity left anyway.”

“The house is all yours! Haunt it, paint the walls with blood, whatever you want! We’re out!”
Scary Books

Book Review: Drinking Midnight Wine

Drinking Midnight Wine by Simon R. Green
A stand alone novel from the author of the ‘Deathstalker’, ‘Secret Histories’ and ‘Ghost Finders’ sagas. Toby Dexter is a nobody in the very old town of Bradford-on-Avon. He has a crush on a mysterious woman and when he finally works up the nerve to talk to her, he is plunged into a world of wonder and nightmare. There is far more to Bradford-on-Avon than Toby ever realised and the mysterious selfish Gayle is far more than Toby ever suspected. This is a delightful and very enjoyable fantasy tale.

Best Lines:
“If you could find your way to that abandoned room, and put your ear to that locked door, you would hear the sound of something crying.”

“A town with far too much past for its own good.”

“She wasn’t frightened of me. Unusual that.”

“I don’t sleep because something is waiting for me in my sleep.”

“No one in the city of Bath now remembers why the old spa baths were originally built, but I do. It’s still down there somewhere, sleeping.”
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