At the beginning of the month, I set out to read some thrillers in time for Halloween. Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much as I’d hoped. I was only able to read three of them to my disappointment. Originally, I’d planned to peruse my unread shelves for thriller reads but the month got away from me.
The Silent History by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett reads like a mix of World War Z and The Children of Men. But while World War Z was written in a mixed media form, The Silent History was written in two parts: one as testimonials, and the second part as the lives of the silent children progresses into adulthood. It’s an ambitious undertaking in such a way that it was written to be read with the accompaniment of an app. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to for it, nor the patience. I’m sure the experience would’ve been fantastic, but the story, unfortunately, isn’t interesting enough for me to be curious.
I spoke about The Lovecraft Compendium on my inaugural #fridayreads. While it was highly imaginative for its time, I’m not a Sci-fi/Horror fan. As well, the language left a lot to be desired. It was an arduous read, to be frank.
Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe. I don’t even know if this is considered as thriller. It’s a non-fiction work about women’s obsession with true crime novels. The author aims to dissect all the whys and hows women, in large are aficionados of the genre. I consider it as thriller as she included some history of some gruesome killings. Least of all was Sharon Tate’s murder. As well, a woman whose life-long work included creating a series of dioramas of bloody crimes that were, though miniature in sizes, were true to form.