Friday, 13 October 2017
Weekend Blog Hops - 13 October 2017
Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?
Although I liked horror in my early teens, I really don't read much of it anymore. However, I would pick Stephen King. I love his story ideas and he has an excellent grasp of pacing and suspense.
The room is an appalling mess. The entire floor seems to be covered with books.
From page 56:
I asked myself what my father would have done if he'd been facing a problem like this--he always considered himself a bit of a philosopher.
The Alphabet of Heart's Desire
A visitor calls with a gift and a message from the past in this literary, historical novel.
In 1802 Thomas de Quincey, a young man from a comfortable middle-class background who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of his day, collapsed on Oxford Street and was discovered by a teenage prostitute who brought him back to her room and nursed him to health. It was the beginning of a relationship that would introduce Thomas to a world just below the surface of London's polite society, where pleasure was a tradeable commodity and opium could seem the only relief from poverty. Yet it is also a world where love might blossom, and goodness survive. The lives of a street girl, an aspiring writer, and a freed slave cross and re-cross the slums of London in this novel about the birth of passion, the burden of addiction, and the consolations of literature.