[The Girls of October] EBOOK NEW

  • Paperback
  • 294
  • The Girls of October
  • Josh Hancock
  • English
  • 12 April 2019
  • 9780692412442

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characters Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Josh Hancock Josh Hancock ✓ 0 free read The Girls of October review ✓ 0 Gazines But when a string of bizarre murders draws her closer to the folkloric entity known as “the bogeyman” Beverly must unravel the mystery of her past and confront an ancient evilAn epistolary nove. Gutsy novel told entirely through police reports psychiatric interviews newspaper and tabloid articles radio plays letters horror 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 horror enthusiast 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 easy read if you re not into film scholarship but totally unconventional and original with plenty of gruesome seuences throughout Would love to read experimental horror like this

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characters Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Josh Hancock Josh Hancock ✓ 0 free read The Girls of October review ✓ 0 Rcane force that has terrorized her since her childhoodAs an escape from a world that has not always been kind film student Beverly Dreger takes comfort in spooky urban legends horror movies and monster ma. I ve read a number of epistolary 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 evil 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 especially John Carpenter s Halloween drive Beverly to become fully immersed in their harrowing tales Some of her own writing in the form of college essays and screenplays show how Beverly s disturbed mind operate There are times she finds peace and happiness but these are short livedoctThis is one of the most detailed horror books I ve ever 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 each page draws in the reader like whispered secrets in one s ear 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 especially 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

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characters Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Josh Hancock Josh Hancock ✓ 0 free read The Girls of October review ✓ 0 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 a. 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 easily have a The War of the Worlds moment It is formatted as an epistolary 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 eually engrossing The story is likewise told through letters articles scripts 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 an eually enthralling 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 even 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 easily say that the lead Beverly Dreger is as fascinating as Michael Myers ever 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 wary eyes of others Beverly s only voice arises from the plays and articles she has written and these are presented as evidence and drip of horrific foreboding She is an enigma 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 elated and fans of other genres will enjoy as I did an author sure to be known for his innovative but carefully written approach Easily a 5 star experience