Pigeons From Hell by Robert E. Howard

Book Description:

Published: October 27, 2015

Format: Audio

Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, also wrote stories in a diverse range of genres. He was particularly masterful with horror stories. This 1938 spell-binding story is one of his best. In 1983, Stephen King, wrote that he considered Pigeons from Hell to be “one of the finest horror stories of our century.” With a decaying Southern family, a gruesome murder, a strange sort of “undead” creature, and, of course, evil pigeons, it makes for a story that will send a chill down your backbone.

Review –

I’m sorry but if what the blurb above says is true and this is one of the author’s best short stories, I’d hate to read the others. AND, though I love and admire Mr. Stephen King, he is dead wrong about this story.

I kept waiting for the scary, creepy, backbone-chilling part, but it never came.

All in all, it was just around spooky story to share around a campfire or read during the month of October .

Not impressed but I do like the cover art.

Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 205 by Robert DeCoteau

 

Book Description

Publication Date: September 12, 2011
 
Charles Grimly has marital problems you wouldn’t believe and his mommy issues are a little too much for him to handle. He may not be all there, but he has to hold it together if he’s going to make it through this day in one piece.
 
Review – I like Zombie stories but I only rate this one a 3 out of 5.  I’m glad I read it but I wouldn’t read it again.

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks

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I still hadn’t fully absorbed the terrible possibility that I might actually be a werewolf. A werewolf. I kept stumbling over that word; it made no sense to me. How could I be a werewolf? Werewolves didn’t exist.

When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found by the police. At Featherdale Park. In a dingo pen

As if that isn’t weird enough, suddenly a very menacing looking guy and a priest show up at his door. 

As the mystery unfolds, Toby finds himself keeping company with some very strange and sickly looking people – members of a suburban vampire support group. And when he’s abducted in broad daylight, he will need all their help to break free … and to come to terms with his own incredibly rare condition.

Review-

For most of this book I was not sure if it was a serious story or meant to be humorous- because, think about it, Toby wakes up in a dingo pen, he has no memory how he got there, the doctor is testing him for epilepsy and then a priest tells him he’s a werewolf and he would need to be locked up in a wine celler the next full moon.

Once he’s allowed to go home, he leaves his house, against his mother’s orders, and meets up with two pals and tells them what the priest had said.  They later part ways and Toby is hijacked off the street and ends up in the Outback in a cell and chained up.

Okay, I was good with it til then but when Dannycomes to the house with the cells below ground with his killer dogs and lies to Toby about  not  having a phone and saying that Reuben(a werewolf too amd a friend of the priest) is coming but it will take at least nine hours to get there I begin to wonder if  Danny isn’t a bad guy and in on  the kidnapping and maybe Reuben was the leader of the gang that sponsors “werewolf fights to the death”, but I was wrong-finally in a very round-about way we find out Reuben is a good guy and we meet others who are  werewolves and ARE YOU READY- vampires.  Not only that but a vampire bites a werewolf and he turns into a zombie. SEE WHAT I MEAN?  

The book was entertaining and a very fast read and I’m glad to have it added to my list of books for the year.