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Horrortorte

Horrortorte

Joined August 2016

German bookworm, mostly harmless...
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Starting this collection of weird #shortstories. Already massive in love with the exquisitely #creepy cover art 😍

#weirdbooks #coverlove #horror #kindle #ebook

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Bailedbailed

Nope. Won't click with me, and I already wasted too much time trying to force it. Can't even care to upload an image.

#meh

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Just downloaded this one to my #kindle, hope it's as good as "The Stone Man" and "Physics of the Dead".
#mystery #paranormal #scifi #supernatural

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Die You Doughnut Bastards | Cameron Pierce
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Mehso-so

A collection of truly bizarre short stories, hit and miss style. To be honest, the cover artwork alone is worth the price 😁

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Bailedbailed

Gave up on this maritime #Zombie story, it's simply as boring as watching paint on the wall dry. And it tries so hard to be "the different one", that poor book ?

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary | Merriam-Webster
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(German) Deppen-Denglish in action. This hurts...

#heroes #grammar

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Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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No doubt about that...

#horror #insanity #psychopath

Andrew65 🤯 1y
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Mehso-so

Slow and slightly creepy, mostly towards the end. Not boring, not bad, but also nothing to get excited about.

#ebook #horror

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German Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Regional Favorites | Christopher Knuth, Catherine Knuth
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Today I went out for #dinner with a friend, and our table was in the cosiest corner I've ever had in a restaurant. Complete with well filled #bookshelves and a sofa instead of chairs. Just like my grannie's kitchen 😍

Rjamesstevens The question is... were those real books or just falsies? 3y
Nicohlay 😍😍😍 3y
Horrortorte @Rjamesstevens Of course all those books are real, the oldest one from the 1880s, if I remember correctly. Such a clever way to engage the customer if the kitchen has a slow day 😁 3y
Rjamesstevens Wow. Love it then. 😃 3y
britt_brooke This is lovely! 3y
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The Cellar | Richard Laymon
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Bailedbailed

Ok, I gave up. There's stupid characters, and then there's this group of utter idiots. And really bad writing 😒

Kirstin I've had this on my shelf for a long time. I think it's destined for the 'donate' pile. After reading a few of his books, I'm over his style of horror. 3y
Horrortorte @Kirstin I think here are some eBook-files destined for the "delete" button... Seems I remembered reading Laymon far more favourable than the deserved ? 3y
howlinglibraries I picked this book up a couple of years ago and made it about halfway through before giving up. I know Laymon is really popular with a lot of the horror crowd, but I just can't get into his writing, plus I remember either this book or another one I read by him being way too focused on the abuse of a child, and it upset me. 😕 3y
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The Cellar | Richard Laymon
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42% in and the massive relieve dawns on me that the male lead protagonist is nearly as dumb as the female one. Seems Laymon writes idiots from an egalitarian angle 😁

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The Cellar | Richard Laymon
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About 30% of the book read, and it's really entertaining and in parts quiet icky, but I'd really want to grab the female main character by her neck and scream at her to STOP! BEING! SO! GODDAMNED! STUPID!! She makes my brain hurt 😫

Kirstin Unfortunately, you're describing every female character in a Laymon novel. But that's just a part of the ride. 💁🏽 3y
Horrortorte @Kirstin From all the Laymon novels I remember to have read, this "heroine" really takes the cake. But I'm also the one who (really) screams at stupid characters making stupid decisions in horror films, so I still kind of enjoy it... ? 3y
Kirstin @Horrortorte Haha! Same. 😊 3y
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The Body Snatchers | Jack Finney
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Mehso-so

One of the rare cases where the movie (the 1978 one) is far better than the book!

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I bet the cyclist who's riding this #book #bike through #Berlin (it belongs to a charity book shop called "Berliner Büchertisch") is really enlightened, too ?

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The Body Snatchers | Jack Finney
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Bring it on, I can handle it 😎

#FirstLines #ScienceFiction

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Pressure | Jeff Strand
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Have I mentioned that I really love Jeff Strand and his sick but highly entertaining ways to suck me into his stories about serial killers, friendship, mutilated body parts, and love? Well, I have now, and "Pressure" just deepens this love of mine ?

It starts as a kind of harmless YA thriller, and develops into a creepy, (very) bloody #horror story about a deranged stalker bully from hell. Definitely not for the squeamish (kids & violence)!

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Mehso-so

I usually LOVE Stephen King's short stories, but in this case I found nearly half of them simply boring :/

#mystery #horror #shortstories #ebook

Nicohlay I agree. Most were completely unremarkable 3y
Horrortorte @Nicohlay Unremarkable. That was the word I was looking for, thank you. 3y
DivineDiana It is taking me so long to finish this! Not as engaging as I had hoped. 3y
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High-Rise: A Novel | J. G. Ballard
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I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this book from the first two sentences, but I knew I'd wanted to know more about people who thought it to be normal to eat dogs on their balconies...

#GreatFirstLines #dystopia

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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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Ok, who called that rain guy? I hate it to leave the subway without an umbrella in my rucksack, just to see it's raining outside 😦

scripturient That looks very much like a German trashcan in the background. :) 3y
Horrortorte @scripturient A very German and very Berliner trashcan, to be precise 😀 3y
scripturient @Horrortorte 👍🏻😂Here in the Ruhrgebiet the orange ones are slowly being replaced by those ever uglier grey cans. 🙄 3y
Horrortorte @scripturient That's a shame, the streets (not only in the Pott) are grey enough already 😶 3y
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Christopher Walken reads Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". I hope that's all I need to say ?

https://youtu.be/R7G_fZYv8Mg

#spooky

MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
Horrortorte @MrBook I knew you know quality when you see it 😎 3y
MrBook 😉🙌🏻! 3y
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The Cellar | Richard Laymon
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Oh, there's a nice selection of Richard Laymon #ebooks for just 99 Eurocent in the Amazon store(s)! How could I resist to add one or two or three or four or... #bookaddict #horror #bargain

Amanda352 He's one of my favorites! 3y
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I really love how german publishers advertised #horror literature in the 80s. At least they had a point - I must have looked similar to this ad for Clive Barker's first Book of Blood after reading those short stories. They were my introduction to the more gory side of of the genre 😍😇

#german #deutsch

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Ghost Train | Stephen Laws
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Straight 80s #horror for trainspotters and railway fans. The last 100 pages just settled my preference for traveling long distances by bus instead #trains. Much cheaper, and so much safer 😨

#horror #frightfest #german #deutsch

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Feels like an episode of "Twilight Zone", filmed in the nearest IKEA market. A fast, fun and in parts creepy read, with some really nice interior ideas ?

#horror #frightfest #german #deutsch

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Perfect description of today's hipster-rebels 😁

#german #deutsch

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War of the Worlds | H G Wells
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Is there any broadcast in the history of radio more famous than this one about an alien invasion from mars? I doubt it.
In case there are still fans of #sciencefiction who never heard it, you can listen to it on several places on the net, and also at #spotify. Go on. It's worth an hour of your time 👽

https://open.spotify.com/track/4q20xyUnDywZ6g2Pi7ALoj

#frightfest

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The Face That Must Die | Ramsey Campbell
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Stalking a killer might be a bad idea, even if it's for other reasons than the ones the reader expects...

#spooky #madness #thriller #horror #ebook

brendanmleonard I need to read Campbell, but my local library is deficient. 3y
Horrortorte @brendanmleonard Do you own a kindle? The ebook's very cheap on Amazon. 3y
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Meat: Uncut | Michael Bray
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Next time you're going to the supermarket, you'll better check if the staff is the same as every other day...

Not for the squeamish, but for lovers of a good raw steak with a side dish of entrails. Short, gory and scary, and the perfect read for dinner on the second day of October 🍴

#horror #gore #frightfest #ebook

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Available to listen worlwide on #BBC's Radio4extra website. Stephen Spielberg used this story for his debut movie "Duel", and it sounds like both versions can give you goosebumps ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jwll

#horrorctober #audiobook #thriller #horror #frightfest

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Ghost Train | Stephen Laws
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Came with today's #bookmail: trains, murder, paranormal mayhem, ley lines - and something on the #uglycover that resembles a deranged "Thomas the Tank Engine".

In other words: my kind of book ?

#horror #german #deutsch #trains

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Too much to do and not enough time at work, so us office workers add some manual labour at home.

Well, Sir Christopher Lee narrating Dracula should add a nice Soundtrack for my assembling 1000 of these thingamabobs. That's what #audiobooks are invented for 😁

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Bcherwurm trifft Leseratte: Geschichten, Bilder und Reime fr Kinder | Thomas Fuchs, Gabriele Beyerlein, Ulrich Karger, Manfred Schlter, Christa Zeuch

@suomi #German speaking bookworms, unite! 🙋👌🍻

Und ich hatte schon befürchtet, hier alleine die Stellung zu halten 😁

#deutsch #leseratten

andireja Das Gefühl kenn ich! Aber ein paar vereinzelte deutschsprachige Littens gibts doch! :D 3y
suomi Freu mich euch gefunden zu haben☺ 3y
Horrortorte @andireja Yay! Drei ist ja fast schon ein kleines Rudel 😁🍻 @suomi Da freu ich mich mit ☺🍻 3y
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Maike @suomi @andireja @Horrortorte oh hallo zusammen! Ich bin irgendwie ein bisschen spät drauf gestoßen ? 3y
suomi Hallo @Maike 3y
Horrortorte @Maike Besser spät als gar nicht 🙌 3y
andireja @Maike hallo zurück! :) 3y
scripturient Huhu! 😊🙌🏻 3y
Sarah83 Huhu. darf ich mich dazugesellen? 🤗 3y
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Somebody should take the internet away from my greedy, grabby hands... how else could I resist heavily discounted Stephen King #ebooks?? 😵😁

#kindle #amazon

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The Shadow over Innsmouth | H. P. Lovecraft
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One day left to listen to the first episode, and I notice just now that #BBC Radio4extra has this #audiobook in five parts on replay? Fine, I'll cancel all plans for this Sunday's afternoon. Top priorities and all that jazz 😎

#horror #cthulhu

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Ooooh, just found this (unabridged) #audiobook on #Spotify. Who could possibly be a better narrator for THE classic #vampire story than the great Christopher Lee? Yeah right, nobody 😍

#horror #voiceporn

LauraJ Ooh! Spotify, here I come 😈 3y
Horrortorte @LauraJ If you like Mr. Lee, you'll love it. And there's more where this one came from 😍 3y
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Started to read this book today, and I'm already in love with the narrator's choice of words ❤

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Spectre | Stephen Laws
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Mehso-so

I really love Stephen Laws' horror novels, but I'd rate this one as the weakest in his bibliography. The plot is kind of a paranormal "10 Little Indians", littered with clichés and told very straightforward and predictable.

What makes it still enjoyable is the creepy atmosphere that made my hairs stand for attention on many occasions, and the effective use of ancient #horror tropes and a pinch of gore. Like one of these old Hammer movies.

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The final problem | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Some relaxed #breakfast #reading 🍴

#tea

I-read-and-eat Love the mug ^^ 3y
Horrortorte @I-read-and-eat 👍🍻 3y
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Spectre | Stephen Laws
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Dear Mr. Laws, I beg you to never stop writing stories that make me feel uneasy on empty, dark train stations 😘

#horror

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 3y
Horrortorte @MrBook I'm afraid I'll never enter a train station by day or night once I've reread his debut novel 3y
MrBook Too bad @Litsy doesn't have a FaceTime or Periscope feature. Then you could have a bunch of us with you on the platform 😉👍🏻. 3y
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Horrortorte @MrBook Litsy needs more horror aficionados, maybe then they'll add such a feature 😁 3y
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻! I love horror. I visit my friends at the Horror Writers Association every year at BookCon 😊. 3y
Horrortorte @MrBook 😱👍🍻👏 3y
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Phantoms | Dean Koontz
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Allowed myself a quick shopping spree. Four early Koontz novels for less than four Euros was too much to resist!

#ebook #horror

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Spectre | Stephen Laws
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Waiting for my underground train to work, expecting to see one of the book's monsters creeping around the corner every moment now...
#horror

MrBook 😂👏🏻👍🏻 I love it when books have that effect. 3y
Horrortorte @MrBook Well, early in the morning, still half asleep, it's a pretty effective "stage" for stories like these... ? 3y
MrBook Indubitably! 3y
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A very poetic look at the end of civilization as we know it, and a glowing anthem for the power of art.
And the better Katniss is named Jax, just for your information 😉
#sciencefiction #SciFi #ebook

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Pilgrimage to Earth | Robert Sheckley
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I'm seriously in love with this East #German #bookcover from the early 80s ❤
#coverart #retro #deutsch

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The Chemistry of Death | Simon Beckett
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Found these two on the house's letterboxes. It's kind of small scale #bookcrossing, high riser style. I love my neighbours 😍
#thriller #german #deutsch

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The Stanley Kubrick Archives | Stanley Kubrick, Alison Castle, Jan Harlan, Christiane Kubrick
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Visited the #Otherland #bookstore in #Berlin, and as usual I had no chance to leave with an empty Rucksack... 😍
#SciFi #fantasy #getindie

MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
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Earthman's Burden: Hoka | Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
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Still some of the funniest short stories in #ScienceFiction, and to me the Hokas are the most adorable alien creatures I've ever read about 🐻😍
#deutsch #german #SciFi

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Larry | Adam Millard
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Mehso-so

A retired serial killer decides to have some "fun" again, but old age and every horror cliché in the book won't make it easy for him.
The book's a fast read and most of the time #funny, but a bit too often it tries too hard to be witty and ends up with flat dialogues instead clever ones. Still good for some laughs in public transportation ?

#horror #kindle #ebook

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Found this one in the mailbox today (because yesterday I was too lazy to check), and my #cat already approves the design of the book. Reminds me I really need to buy a new bookshelf from IKEA...
#catsoflitsy #deutsch #german

MrBook Ahhh! My #Coale was just on this book yesterday, lol! Your feline looks like his doppelgänger. 3y
Horrortorte @MrBook ? Seems our small black companions share some sleeping and "reading" habits. Tickle Coale behind the ears from his German Doppelgänger! 3y
MrBook 😉👍🏻 3y
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Mehso-so

A funny book about the sheer endless possibilities of the #German language to create words for every situation, feeling etc, but there's too many words who won't make any sense. And there are even words who already exist... sorry Mr. Schott, you can't beat us on our own playground 😉
#language #catsoflitsy

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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