Monthly Archives: November 2016

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King 

A lovely group of chilling short stories by the horror king himself  (pun intended). This collection explores the various darker sides to the human mind and what it is actually capable of.

This version I read also has a bonus story at the end which was added a while after the first edition went out to the public.

The stories also highlight the diversity of King’s story telling capabilities seeing as he can weave a highly captivating story in just 100 or so pages and make it just a spooky as one of his books that are over 800 pages long.

I would also recommend this collection of books to a new Stephen King reader as it allows you to explore what a King book is all about without committing yourself to an epic read which you may not like, and for all King lovers anyway this is just another great book from the great man himself.

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Riders by Jilly Cooper 

I was looking for an author to fill the space that Jackie Collins had left, and I have to say I think I’ve done it. Jilly Coopers first novel Riders is fantastic, full of sex, hatred and a desire to win the reader is plunged into the world of show jumping.

The characters are sexy and heartbreaking but none more so than Rupert Campbell-Black who is the most central character. We follow a group of show jumpers who want to win Olympic gold and they will stop at nothing to win. Along the path to gold is many trials and tribulations, riders having accidents or sleeping with other riders cannot boost team morale.

Can the team put all their hatred for each other aside and ride to Olympic victory? Well you will just have to read it to find out. A great long novel, super easy to read and super trashy. Just what I was looking for.

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