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*she has written and these are as vidence and drip of horrific foreboding She is an *has written and these are as vidence and drip of horrific foreboding She is an an absence of character that drives the suspense and fear and left me rereading the novel to puzzle out the details I highly recommend this book Psychological horror fans will be lated and fans of other genres will njoy as I did an author sure to be known for his innovative but carefully written approach Easily a 5 star xperience 35 4A really ngrossing and nigmatic horror novel from local author Josh Hancock Told in an pistolary format full of news articles book xcerpts film ssays and Buried even screenplays and film treatments it unfolds the story of Beverly Dreger a horror film aficionado haunted by an abusive past and a strongmotional connection to the film Halloween Hancock cleverly weaves the classic horror film into his fictional narrative of the bogeyman given flesh xploring many of the same ideas that Wes Craven did in New Nightmare that of the subconscious given form from sheer willpower Throughout Hancock takes on the many different voices of the novel with an able hand replicating the tone of college ssays tv interviews tabloids and police interrogations believably and with a surprising amount of restraint Overall the novel is uite sedate and understated skewing on the side of creeping dread rather than outright horror I found that this worked very well however giving the vents a sense of realism that made the implied supernatural vents slide asily into the narrative It s not perfect some historical details are fudged and I felt that Hancock s constant horror references came off a little too self aggrandizing showing off his clearly vast horror knowledge sometimes to the detriment of the story But overall this is an intriguing skillfully told horror debut one that I would highly recommend to fans of horror films and the power that they hold over the shared unconscious When I first picked up the books I was intrigued I usually read the traditional stories whether they are in first person of third person There is a story line to it that would lead you to climax at the nd of the book But in the books by Josh Hancock they were written like a film documentary At least that is how I pictured it in my head as
I Was Reading Them was reading them know those documentaries on The History Channel CNN tc You have the interviews the voice recordings pictures videos and such That is how you will see it in your mind when you are reading these books You have the voice of the characters you will see a vintage video of interviews from the ighties I recommend these books to anyone who love the independent horror Future filmmakers future authors readers current authors Anyone who is looking for a different way to write or to give that different perspective to readers and viewers It is different it is xciting and I guarantee you that you will not be able to put these books down This is the second book I ve read this year of that sort of found footage genre a story told through newspaper articles stories written by children interview transcripts tc but I njoyed this one than Sleeping Giants because I think Josh Hancock really mastered getting the tone and voice to sound different for different types of texts and authors I can tell how much the author loves classic horror movies and the type of character he wants to tell a story about here is also a type of character that I njoy a lot so despite some minor issues people seem to love that treatise on Halloween but honestly that was my least favourite part felt a little too author voice and threw me out of the story a bit also I think sometimes his female author voice fails him the part where Lisa takes the time to describe her own nipples twice during a near death A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, experience was a bit much lmao I would recommend this book. Gazines But when a string of bizarre murders draws her closer to the folkloricntity known as “the bogeyman” Beverly must unravel the mystery of her past and confront an ancient The Shadow Reader evilAnpistolary nove. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads The idea of this book appealed to me as having much potential However when I opened the book I was met by random dialog after dialog of what seemed like interviews of some kind The Dialog had very little introductions if any so the whole book took on a chaotic tone of random people talking about random times and random Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies encounters with this girl or simply horror movies The small blurts of actual story were just notnough random ncounters with this girl or simply horror movies The small blurts of actual story were just not nough keep my attention I wanted meat of the story to shine through not the fictional research and interviews but the actual story is what was missing If you like to read plays you may The Power Of A Choice enjoy this book but to call it a novel is a bit of a stretch It is on the lines of a random and chaotic screenplay manuscript than a novel A modern day horror masterpiece Ever fan of horror movies books horror of any kind will love this definitive story of the bogeyman I ve read a number ofpistolary novels such as Nick Bantock s Griffin and Sabine series Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Bram Stoker s Dracula and Stephen King s CarrieFollowing this uniue style The Girls of October is the story of Beverly a young woman whose life has been forever changed by her mother Susan who has an obsession with something terrible Something vil and inescapable Something that tears her life and her family apartBeverly s strange life is detailed in news articles police reports and interviews with people who know her including her father and former college roommates Her fascination with horror movies specially John Carpenter s Halloween drive Beverly to become fully immersed in their harrowing tales Some of her own writing in the form of college ssays and screenplays show how Beverly s disturbed mind #Operate There Are Times #There are times finds peace and happiness but these are short livedoctThis is one of the most detailed horror books I ve ver read It is written in such a realistic manner with uotes from various textbooks and news sources it s almost hard to believe it s a work of fiction Carefully crafted The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right each page draws in the reader like whispered secrets in one sar The characters are relate able and believable I was also thoroughly impressed with the amount of research Mr Hancock must have put into the writing of this bookI highly recommend this book for any horror fan Along with Beverly s life story there is a great deal of insight into reading writing and watching horror specially 1978 s Halloween Though I ve seen the movie a number of times I will never look at it in the same way I feel as though I ve been given a behind the scenes tour of what makes horror great and why As other reviewers have said I too had a hard time putting this book down What s up my spooky little ghouls It s the Halloween season and I am in the mood to get scared I have gone horror crazy I ve bought scary books and scary movies and tickets to Fall Activities I am the sucker that people market for when September rolls around Anyway
"i got this "got this boy because it seemed scary and was on sale on the Kindle I m also the sucker that people market for when they put things on saleI didn t have many xpectations going into this book impulse buy lol so I was really surprised and Monsieur Pain ended upnjoying the format of the novel Told through news xcerpts interviews film analysis and other written texts the story follows a young girl Beverly as she tries to battle the vil force that seems to ruin her life The ditor of these writings included some of Beverly s juvenile short stories and later film analyses of horror films like Halloween and they became my favorite parts of the novel The film analyses were impactful as they conveyed Beverly s mind space during that time in her life and changed how I actually view the source material After reading this novel I rewatched John Carpenter s Halloween and looked for Beverly s reading of the The Girls of October tells the story of a young woman who develops a strange fascination with John Carpenter’s Halloween believing that somewhere within the 1978 horror classic lays the truth behind an
Josh Hancock è 2 SummaryIlm as well as the parallels between her story and Laurie s There is a compelling ambiguity that xtends throughout the ntire novel The reader like most of the characters are never ntirely sure what is real and what is imagined is the bogeyman that haunts
"beverly s life "s life or is it just a reflection and punishment for her fascination with the macabre This uestion makes the reading ngaging and kept me flipping through the pages to figure out the #truthI will say that the nding didn t feel as powerful #will say that the nding didn t feel as powerful other parts of the novel Where the pistolary form succeeds in most parts the nding would be powerful if it was told directly through Beverly s voice That seems hard to do with the form but I think that s the main factor that I could put my finger on that held me back from giving the book a full 5 star reviewOverall I njoyed the book and it ncouraged me to watch some classic scary movies Win win Spooky spoopy Gutsy novel told ntirely through police reports psychiatric interviews newspaper and tabloid articles radio plays letters horror Il morto di Maigret essays and film scripts It tells the story of a film student s obsession with the John Carpenter film Halloween without giving too much away at a critical point in the story the protagonist writes a 20 page treatise on the film which is included in the book and how this obsession possibly led to a triple murder known as the Woodhurst Murders I had to read this carefully due to the uniue format but as a horrornthusiast I loved it It s like a love letter to Halloween Friday the 13th Texas Chainsaw Last House on the Left grindhouse films in general and many others Not an asy read if you re not into film scholarship but totally unconventional and original with plenty of gruesome seuences throughout Would love to read xperimental horror like this The last novel that creeped me out nough to sleep with a light on was House of Leaves That was 17 years ago I may have a weaker disposition in my 30 s but I m still just as much of a horror hound and this book raised my hackles Like HoL it s found footage for the brain Unlike HoL it s arnest and uncomplicated Major bonus Hancock s 23 page treatise of Halloween Well written and uniuely crafted The Girls of October is a chilling composition I jumped into the novel blindly and to say I became hooked is an understatement I m grateful I didn t start this before bed because I never would have slept through the night Almost immediately I was online fact checking because I couldn t tell where fiction and nonfiction meshed The details are so finely interlaced that an unaware reader could Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition easily have a The War of the Worlds moment It is formatted as anpistolary a fancy way of saying that if you were captivated by Bram Stoker s Dracula or Mary Shelley s Frankenstein then this is going to be Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom euallyngrossing The story is likewise told through letters articles scripts Sexual Secrets etc think literary pseudo documentary Each piece of this supernatural puzzle is assembled flawlessly across a diversity of voices and range of formats Whether it was a movie script or newspaper article I never felt thrown off because the jargon and writing was spot on While I was impressed by the techniue and the storyline was anually nthralling ride the character of Beverly Dreger made this unforgettable The movie Halloween is a centralizing theme and obsession of Beverly s Though I dimly remember the details of the film I have never forgotten the pure terror it inspired ven 20 years after my first viewing Even today I would refuse to watch it without company or without all the lights on After reading The Girls of October I can asily say that the lead Beverly Dreger is as fascinating as Michael Myers ver was and for similar reason Beverly s inner motivations and true personality are tantalizingly obscure Like a horror movie villain we only really see her through the fearful and war. Rcane force that has terrorized her since her childhoodAs an scape from a world that has not always been kind film student Beverly Dreger takes comfort in spooky urban legends horror movies and monster ma.