Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I’m reading Stephen King’s new novel Duma Key – a great big fat feast of a book.
I bought the book for summer reading at the cottage and started it there but had to put it down. Things go “bump in the night” at the cottage and the forest is a very inviting place for monsters, creepy crawly creatures and scary spectres. The lake holds its share of terrifying beasts as well. Think snapper – enhanced by King’s imagination and my own.
Even when I didn’t hear those bumps, the silence at night in cottage country scared me silly as I read. (And that was just the first chapter.)
So, I’m reading it in the noisy city and enjoying the characters, dialogue, suspense and anticipating THE HORROR THAT IS TO COME. (The really bad stuff has just started.) Here at home, there’s only the boogey man under my bed. And he’s been very quiet and complacent so far - has yet to reach up with his scabby claw and GRAB ME!
I must finish the book before heading back to the cottage this weekend.
Honestly, I’m such a wuss. I was searching for a scary monster/ghost picture to put with this post and got scared (just a little) looking at them. Hence, the not-so-scary picture above.
While I’m able to read horror stories, I don’t do well at horror movies. Reading, I am in control of what my mind takes in. Confronted with the visuals? Not so good.