R.I.P. XI Peril on the Screen

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title: The Babadook
genre: psychological drama/thriller
released: 2014
If it’s in a word. Or it’s in a look. You can’t get rid of … The Babadook

My thoughts:
I am a big fan of indie films. Some of my favorite films are independent and you can find me many a weekend watching an indie film on Netflix with my latest crochet project in hand.

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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI 2016

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Yay. It is Monday and I don’t mind it because of the 3 day weekend due to the Labor Day holiday. That gives me some time to enjoy blog land this morning.

I am a little bit late this year, but I will definitely be participating in R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI. It is tradition. I will update this post as I read.

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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source: purchased
title: Warm Bodies
author: Isaac Marion
genre: young adult fiction/ humor/ zombie fiction
published: December 25, 2012
pages: 239
first line: I am dead, but it’s not so bad.
rated: 4 out of 5 stars
Fun, quirky and unique.
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Blurb:
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

My thoughts:
On my daughter’s recommendation, last month I read Warm Bodies as part of the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. Author Isaac Marion writes a refreshing take on zombies.
This one is kind of like Romeo & Juliet, except R is a zombie guy and Julie is still alive. We get the story through his eyes. R does not remember his name or his age, or anything really before he died. In a world where the dead walk and the living are trying to stay alive, R comes across Julie one day while out looking for food.

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Short Story Peril: In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill

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source: purchased
title: In the Tall Grass
authors: Stephen King/Joe Hill
first line: He wanted quiet for a while instead of the radio, so you could say what happened was his fault.
pages: 41
genre: short story/horror

My thoughts:
Oh how my heart skips a beat at the thought of Stephen King writing with his son Joe Hill. They need to write more together. I wish a collaboration on a full length novel was in the works between these two. One can only wish.
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R.I.P. X Peril of the Short Story: Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

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source: personal copy
title: Berenice
author: Edgar Allan Poe
published: 1835
first line: MISERY is manifold.

My thoughts:
Berenice is a favorite short story by the master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness? – from the covenant of peace, a simile of sorrow? But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.

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