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Old 10-01-2007, 06:07 PM   #1001
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Default Edgewise by Graham Masterton

A friend gave me a copy of Graham Masterton's "Edgewise" at HorrorFind Weekend in August, which I just got around to reading and thoroughly enjoyed. If you're not familiar, Masterton has around 70 books to his credit, and wrote "The Manitou" (yes, the one that horrible/wonderful '70's made-for-TV movie was based on).

Edgewise definitely explores similar territory as The Manitou, and is Masterton's take on The Wendigo.

The book seems to start rather slowly, then WHAM. Suddenly people are getting shredded right and left. I'm a reasonably cynical guy and have read my share of books, so I'm always glad when an author takes risks and makes it clear that nobody in the book is safe; Masterton knows what the hell he's doing.

I would *love* to see Edgewise adapted into a movie, but only in the right hands. Masterton's descriptions of the Wendigo could only be translated via CGI and, in the right hands, *could* be truly terrifying on screen.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:13 PM   #1002
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I also just got done reading a novella based on the legend of The Wendigo, a neat little short called THE WENDIGO by Algernon Blackwood. I also finished Joyce Carol Oates collection WHERE ARE YOU GOING? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #1003
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I also just got done reading a novella based on the legend of The Wendigo, a neat little short called THE WENDIGO by Algernon Blackwood. I also finished Joyce Carol Oates collection WHERE ARE YOU GOING? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
As it happens, the characters in EDGEWISE also read Blackwood's THE WENDIGO, and reference it several times during the course of the story, since for many of them it's the only point of reference they have for the creature.
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Finished I Married a Dead Man, by Cornell Woolrich about 15 minutes ago. Not sure what from the very tall stack in my bedroom is next.

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:36 PM   #1005
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As it happens, the characters in EDGEWISE also read Blackwood's THE WENDIGO, and reference it several times during the course of the story, since for many of them it's the only point of reference they have for the creature.
Well, shit. I guess I should read EDGEWISE!
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:26 PM   #1006
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Last night I finished David Wellington's Monster Island: A Zombie Novel. A really fun, quick read. Just started the prequel Monster Nation this morning.
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Finished George Orwell's Animal Farm last night. It was alright but it wasn't good to read after just having read 1984 considering how similiar the two books are.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:04 AM   #1008
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Just read Man With The Screaming Brain the graphic novel last night. It was just as fun as the movie.
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy- It was ok. Could have used a little more action and a few smaller words.

Zombie Survival Guide- would have been better had it been shorter. It was a little too much.

The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox- This dude is funny as hell. Check out his site. Thebestpageintheuniverse.com

Vampire Detectives- Horror anthology i got because Ketchum had a short in it. Surprisingly good for the most part. In the last two horror anthologies I have read William F. Nolan had some of the best shorts. Is anyone familiar with this guy? Any recommendations?

The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston- As much as I have liked all of his books this is the only one I have liked as much as Caught Stealing. as someone said earlier Huston is 6 for 6.

The Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker- About halfway through. The Inhuman Condition was good, The Body Politic was excellent. Just about to start Revelations.
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I just read fear and loathing in las vegas
i really liked it, i thought that the movie was as good as the book too
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