Ords register as visceral physical wholly present things you hit a clunky passage an unforgivable trope or some such other roadbump the things you hit a clunky passage an unforgivable trope or some such other roadbump the s gone so t s great to find those books that feel as pure storytelling that manage to hoodwink goose the reader to slightly mute that damn ringing your house Open Source Fuzzing Tools is on fire your children all gone does a great job oft haunting elegiac stories set n the same small german town all full of creepy kids rape games and loads and loads of thanos eros highly recommended to y all who dig campfire tales stories which may or may not be ghost stories and a daily whiff y all who dig campfire tales stories which may or may "NOT BE GHOST STORIES AND A DAILY WHIFF THE "be ghost stories and a daily whiff the THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANTED WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE TO BE The tiny village of Hemmersmoor s full of secrets and as the children grow up and tell their stories these secrets are revealed peeled away like layers of an onion to slowly and uietly expose the dark heart of this poisoned community The story Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship Freedom is beautifully written Its elegant uietly detailed writing flows as easily as fresh blood and I flew throught That said Your House Is On Fire Your Children All Gone left a bad taste Beauty Wreckage (Broken Crowns in my mouth Personally when I read horror I want to be scared even shocked at times but I also want at least one character that I can sympathize with and this book lacked that across the board Theres no sense that the atrocities The Cuckolds Calling in this book meant anything Theres no summation no climax Instead at one point they just stop It s not scaryit s just sad Hey uick who am IFour stars Four stars Hey this book four stars That book four stars A very merry four stars to me To who To you Last Sunday s Walking Dead episode The dessert menu at my apartment on Thanksgiving This cup of coffee Motherland: A Novel in front of me Four stars four stars four stars Yeah we ve all lamented the star situation before and maybe wish we d never started using them to begin with but I must applaud something about this really likeable book Guess what I really likedt I can t even begin to argue with that statement and Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution its actually the perfect description of my feelings n as few words as possible This s four y than most fours The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap ints completely Latin for Children Primer a DVDs Chant CD immaculate four star ness to me All of thiss an elaborate attempt to regain a bit of my star rating authority after my recent four star granting bender assuming said authority ever existed to begin with It didn t No matter where you are on this or any star related subject please let me assure you that I still really like you Four stars This s one of those spooky ooky f d up books that I would feel bad for reading ya know like I m somehow becoming one of those obese American housewives who gnores her asshole children to drift off nto her unfathomably perverse nterior world of marrying death row Brazilian Surrender inmates and banging werewolves and vampires and whatever such blood thirsty gobbledygook she comes up withf the writing wasn t so purdy and the authorial voice so confident You know creepy taboo tumbling physicalsexual violence drenched books which crawl nside the heads of psychotic people as they pretend to be all rational and talk about their nonexistant feelings and stuff Also there s some maybe ghosts maybe the Devil etcAn solationist German town s sociopathic citizenry all weave Godforsaken Idaho in and out of each others livesn consistently terrible ways And Und Nietzsche weinte its spooky There are a gazillion variations on campfire stories here but told from several different yet eually cold dry first person perspectives Basically this book s sort of like what would happen f you stitched together Soren Narnia s knifepoint tales Peer Support Handbook for the Police Officer into one larger narrative framework Oh andt The Devil's Double Buch, Deutsch Ausgabe: Ich war Saddams Sohn is good Have I mentioned that I really likedt I did Hell I would even read an actually long book by this guy I simply cannot wait for the awesome movie version that Hollywood will sadly never make Oh one thing this book did not remind me of the X Files Umm at allPS Thanks for the rec karen I know I had already voted for that review but gr stolededed t Is a conspiracy Buaaaah I was drawn to this book by ts title you can t deny B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet it s catchy and the creepy cover The books creepy Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos indeed a collection of stories narrated by different characters who liven a small German village and are both victims and perpetrators of acts of violence I can t say I enjoyed this book I mean some stories were entertaining but the overall feeling I had reading t was pointless violence and lack of realism You know the kind of situation n which you constantly ask yourself uestions like yes but why or how comes no one ever found out or why s there literally no police n this town I didn t hate t but I guess I expected a little bit a little En Atmosphäre aus Aberglauben Inzest und Brutalität Tiefschwarz und erschreckend direkt schildert Stefan Kiesbye das Leben dieser jungen Menschen und des Dorfes Dabei macht er uns vertraut mit den Abgründen die hinter jedem Fenster und am Ende jedes Feldweges lauern könn. .
Dark disturbing creepy fabulous The entire cast of characters are all seriously eually flawed And I think the ending s open to nterpretation by characters are all seriously eually flawed And I think the ending s open to Reckless: My Life as a Pretender interpretation by reader whi YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE YOUR CHILDREN ALL GONEs probably not a book for everyone but I found t to be fascinating While this book has elements of horror t s rooted Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now in the evil we perpetuate against each other A central theme heres the cruelty and Guns of Arizona: A Land Where Legends Are Made indifference practiced by children family members and neighbors All of this occurringn the oddly Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West isolated German village of Hemmersmooor a place where atrocities and secrets go handn hand The real monsters of the town are the people but I also love how Kiesbye of the "town are the people but I also love how Kiesbye n his wonderful "are the people but I also love how Kiesbye n his wonderful with rumors of witches and ghosts appearing from time to time Bulls and Burglars in various locationsn and around the village Another Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) intriguing aspect of this novels the sort of matter of fact narrative of murders and deaths which feels very European The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel in the telling YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE YOUR CHILDREN ALL GONE reads like a Grimm s fairy tale brimming with some uncensored madness In August I read a book called The Bone Mother which really was very similar to this bookn regard to the European stylings of story telling myth horror and history At any rate I greatly enjoyed this offering from Stefan Kiesbye Even though this takes place Stevie in Germany I m stickingt my true grit aka fucked up white trash shelf I guess America doesn t have a monopoly on twisted Appalachia type folks although there Fairy Tales is an element of old world charm here thats generally missing from my dentally mpaired and radially excelled countrymen and women The book opens n the modern day A guy returns to his hometown after years away to find t being overrun by yuppie types but with some of his old friends still making up part of the local color A girl he knew growing up has died and he and three of his friends are the only people who go to her funeral The funeral ends like any good funeral should with one of the mourners lifting up her dress showing everyone she sn t wearing any knickers and pissing on the grave There s then a minor physical altercation You d almost think this was taking place n Ireland The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay instead of Germany with these kinds of goings ons The book then jumps back forty years or so to give a series of chapters that each tell a different story about the town and children growing up there The chapters are told from the point of view of the different kids who would be taking partn this funeral either as the mourners or as the stiff After the first couple of chapters you start to catch on to the Erlebtes Bauen Ost-Berlin 1959 Bis 1989: Fotografien Von Gisela Stappenbeck idea that none of these stories are going to end well Not that the kids are going to come to a bad end necessarily but that something fucked ups going to happen to someone Keep Smiling Through in each of the chapters The book straddles the line of being super natural but you never really know and I think you get the feeling that theres nothing super natural going on except that some backward Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories ignorant types take some refugen believing Miss Darby's Duenna in ghosts and curses and things like thatnstead of facing up to the fact that the whole town Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body is a bunch of borderline psychopaths Just look at the matter of fact way that the Thanksgiving contests told Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice in one of the first chapters and the almost flippant wayt s mentioned n some later stories The book s blurbed with nods to Shirley Jackson which s a code word for The Lottery which s really the only Shirley Jackson story that anyone ever means when they say Shirley Jackson and Stephen King s Children of the Corn The first allusion has some validity The second The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: April–September 1833 is nonsense butt goes well with the creepy kid on the cover of the book These aren t stories of weird kids holding a town captive with the terroristic antics of scary pre pubescents t s a story of a fucked up town just told from the perspective of a group of kids If you had to relate this novel to a Stephen King work The Body would probably be a better one but without any of the heart felt nostalgia or maybe that s just California, Dreaming of Love (50 U.S. States Romance Novel Series) in the movie I ve only read the story once but seen the movie many times so my memorysn t necessarily good here Grumbling about the blurbs though Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant is just about the only thing I can complain about for this book For a two hundred page book theres a high density of fucked up things going on but No Will of My Own: How Patriarchy Smothers Female Dignity Personhood it never felt like I was being hit over the head with shocking scenes over and over again but now that I m thinking of all the things that this book hadn Armagnac: The Definitive Guide To France's Premier Brandy it I m fairly amazedt was all able to fit nto a satisfying short novel Good stuff this book was an easy near five stars for meit opens with a funeral scene n rur. Was wenn die Vergangenheit nicht vergehen will und die Toten keine Ruhe finden »Hemmersmoor« Bullwinkle and Rocky ist ein Schauerroman über vier junge Freunde deren unschuldige Spielereienn die dunkelsten Winkel der menschlichen Seele führenEin kleines Dorf m norddeutschen Teufelsmoor Jah. .