A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, August 31, 2007

#66. I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

Pages: 198
Finished: Aug. 31, 2007
Reason for Reading: one of my picks for the RIP Challenge
First Published: 1973
Genre: YA thriller
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

The note was there, lying beside her plate when she came down to breakfast.

Comments: This was a page-turning thriller! I came into this book 'cold-turkey', I hadn't read it before, nor have I seen the movie so I didn't really know anything about it apart from a general idea of the plot. It was incredibly suspenseful and chilling. The twist-ending was fabulous! But I wonder how they pulled that off in the movie. For a book written in 1973, it has a surprisingly modern feel to it. Apart from the mention of Vietnam and a college demonstration it felt very current. I have to say I thought that a YA thriller might be a bit lame but this was just what I would expect from an adult book, minus the graphic violence and sex. Duncan has a long list of books to her name and I'm definitely going to try another one soon.


  1. I had no idea the movie was based on a book! From your description, it sounds like a very entertaining read.

  2. I've never read the book, but I know I enjoyed the movie at the time. Honestly though it has been so long that I cannot recall the ending at all. I would love to hear your thoughts on the film now that you've read the book.

  3. I haven't seen the movie and had no idea there was a book. This one's going straight onto the wish list.

  4. I did like the movie! Time to read the book!