Monday, July 23, 2018

24 in 48 Wrap-Up

Total time read: 18 hours and 40 minutes

Total pages read: 826

Books read: the last 100 pages of The Sitter by R.L. Stine, The Manitou by Graham Masterton, I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan, The Watcher in the Woods by Florence Engel Randall and Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks by Christoph Paul

I didn't post at all this weekend because I wanted to try to focus on reading but I still didn't manage to read for the full 24 hours.

I decided to start the readathon with a book that wasn't in my stack, The Sitter by R.L. Stine because I only had 100 pages left and I wanted to finish it. I think it's supposed to be one of his "adult" novels, but the only difference I could tell between this and a Fear Street book was the occasional curse word and sex scene. Disappointingly, there was the same amount of gore and deaths as in one of his YA books (and mostly animal deaths, in typical R.L. Stine fashion).

The book I enjoyed the most was The Manitou by Graham Masterton. It's weird, gory, creepy and basically everything I look for in a horror novel (and I love that stepback cover!). This is the fourth book I've read by Masterton and with this book he has earned a place as one of my favourite horror authors. The other novels by Masterton I've read—Walkers, Feast and Mirror—are all just as entertaining as The Manitou and I highly recommend all of them. I'm so happy that I was lucky enough to come across a bunch of Graham Masterton paperbacks at Value Village a few weeks ago!


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Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

The Manitou is fantastic! Big Masterton fan. His Night Warriors books are a lot of gory fun. Think the Dream Warroirs but in Masterton's style.

Melissa Helwig said...

I have the first three books in the Night Warriors series, maybe I'll read them next. They sound interesting.