marky77

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (655 of 835)
Location: England

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I like to read an watch horror. My favourite authers are Stephen King and Richard Laymon. Examples of my favourite horror movies are Misery, Final Destination and Sleepaway Camp. I particularly like slasher movies.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 12,760 - Total Helpful Votes: 655 of 835
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly moving, 21 Mar 2013
The blurb on the back of the book tells you very little about the story inside. In fact, it doesn't even tell you the basic plot or story outline. Personally, I think it is a brilliant concept here so will not go too much into it as this is one of those books that it is best going in to knowing as little as possible.

All I can stay is that this is an addictive read - to the point where I read the entire thing in one sitting last night - and a truly touching story about friendship, love and standing up for what you believe in in the face of adversity and against all odds.

Please read this book, it is a must for children and adults alike.
The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved every page, 27 Feb 2013
I actually quite rarely read this type of novel, usual sticking to horror novels or thrillers. However, I have read and enjoyed the Adrian Mole series and the title caught my eye and sparked some interest so I decided to give it a go. VERY pleased I did. Funny, sad and thought-provoking all in one, I read this book in one day because I just did not want to put it down; I found myself totally absorbed in Eva's story.

The plot? Well, it says it all in the title, really. The day Eva Beaver's (yes, really) twin children leave to go to University, she gets into bed fully clothed and still wearing her shoes and doesn't get out for a year. She doesn't know that it is going to be a year… Read more
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I honestly enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected I would. The author has somehow managed to create a genuinely sweet romantic story between an undead zombie and a living human being.

Our protagonist, know as R, is a young (physically young, anyway, he has no memory of how long he has been a zombie for) zombie living in a world that has been overcome by a "plague" of zombies. People live in sheltered, guarded communities while zombies roam outside, killing and eating those who dare venture out.

R lives in an abandoned old airport along with dozens of other zombies, including his friend M.

One day, while hunting for "food", he has a love-at-first-sight… Read more