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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked by Aaron Burch

Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked by Aaron Burch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by Ig Publishing
Source: egalley via edelweiss

This was ok. The author is a creative writing professor and the movie "Stand by Me" had a great effect on him. The courses he teaches always centre around the coming-of-age theme and he uses King's "The Body" for study. The book talks a lot about nostalgia with the author turning it into a part memoir of his own coming-of-age. He examines some scenes in the movie and the book also comparing the two. I just found it to be more about the author, Aaron Burch, who I really am not interested in knowing about his personal life. The book being short held my attention long enough to finish it. BTW, "Stand By Me" is also one of my all time favourites which I've watched many more times than I've read "The Body". Each I read and saw first the years of publication.

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