local kid s suicides But of course when she shares her theorykid s suicides But of course when she shares her theory her besties they are silenced by their know it all husbands who are invested with James inventive ideas and ite large amount of money Patricia isn t sure where they came from The wives kept their silence till their children s lives are also in danger Could they stop this dangerous man Is he a real man or is he a kind of supernatural creature Let s find out I have to admit I loved those girls Slick Kitty Grace Maryellen and let s not forget the last addition of their club dear Mrs Greene I loved their irky antics their loyalty and their secret badass power they re forced to hide because of their husbands mental or physical abuse Even though this was harsh bumpy bloody reading I enjoyed every second of it and I wished it would never end Some of the producers should wake p and realize this book is secret gem and it is needed to be adapted into streaming series Especially the heart wrenching story about bitter peaches was remarkable and Can I Tell You about Nystagmus? unforgettable part of this bookOverall I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT This is one of the best books of the year Go on get it and read itbloginstagramfacebooktwitter Then she got in her Volvo and hoped Grace was right and this was all just a product of the overactive imagination of a stupid little housewife with too much free time on her hands If it was she promised herself tomorrow she would vacuum her curtains I FREAKIN LOVED THIS I loved every single dark funny gory minute of this book I m in no wayalified to talk about best and worst books but I can say with absolute certainty that this is my favourite book
So Far This YearFor Thefar this yearFor the few chapters of The Southern Book Club I thought I had it pegged as the easiest breeziest sweet tea pecan pie of a novel A kind of True Blood if Sookie Stackhouse was ten years older and ran a book club Which don t get me wrong sounds Last Whales utterly fabulous but it actually endedp being way than I expected It goes to some really dark places so a The Art of War uick warning to those sensitive to sexual assault and domestic abuse off pageI m notite sure how best to describe this In some ways it s a heartwarming and funny story about a you guessed it Southern book club There s so much female friendship and a good few laughs but despite how the title and cover look it isn t campy like I feared In fact as well as being fun this book made me really frustrated and angry in parts I hate it and can t stop angry reading when women are patronized and gaslighted Reading about gaslighting really makes me anxious and the way the women in this book are talked down to because they are silly housewives made my blood boilBut that s the whole point In the author s note Hendrix states that he wanted to pit Dracula against my mom It s a nod to those women who carry out the majority of the childcare and household chores as well as shouldering the emotional burden And hell these housewives might vacuum their curtains and freeze 60 sandwiches at the beginning of the month for school lunches but they have some serious claws In every book we read no one ever thought anything bad was happening ntil it was too late This is where we live it s where our children live it s our home Don t you want to do absolutely everything you can to keep it safe Patricia has read enough true crime novels to know a threat when she sees it So when a mysterious stranger comes to town and threatens their neighborhood and their children Patrica Kitty Maryellen Slick Grace and Mrs Greene are absolutely NOT about to take it lying down God I love these women They re not
THE STEREOTYPICAL BADASS HEROINES WHICH MAKES THEM SO TRULYstereotypical badass heroines which makes them so truly badass The book lightly pokes fun at them but in a warm good natured way How s your ear She swallowed part of it Patricia said I m so sorry Slick said Those really were nice earrings Normally I would summarize at the end of my review by saying how fun or intense or moving it was but I don t know which angle to go for because this book was all those things This book made me laugh and it made me anxious and I just loved it It s too bad that it ended in a perfect place because I would definitely sign p for a Southern Book Club seriesFacebook Instagram. The book club's meetings turn into speculation about the newcomer Patricia is initially attracted to him but when some local children go missing she starts to suspect the newcomer is involved She begins her own investigation assuming that he's a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy What she Le seigneur des anneaux : La communaut de L'anneau, tome 1 / Les deux tours, tome 2 / Le Retour du Roi, tome 3 uncovers is far terrifying and soon she and her book club are the only people standing between the monster they've invited into their homes and theirnsuspecting communit.
Summary The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying VampiresI am not sure what the appropriate gesture is to make toward the family of the woman who bit off your ear but if you felt absolutely compelled I certainly wouldn t take food the thing that i am always forgetting about grady hendrix is that although his books have these zany and hilarious premises and are all decked out in wink nudgey cover design haunted ikeateengirl exorcism like Beaches meets The Exorcist only it s decked out in wink nudgey cover design haunted ikeateengirl exorcism like Beaches meets The Exorcist only it s in the Eightiesmonsters of metal the stories themselves are not played for laffs that s not to say there s never anything funny in them but they re not the campy adventures the covers might lead you to expect this one for example pitched as Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula sounds like pure farce a bless your heart southern ladies book club whose town is infiltrated by a bloodsucking creature it conjures p images of well mannered housewives whittling their rolling pin handles into shanks but the novel s actual humor is much drier the sort where the club s guilty pleasure true crime tastes are glossed into respectability We just read a wonderful book about life in a small Guyanese town in the 1970s She didn t mention that it was Raven The Untold Story of the Rev Jim Jones and His People his books are also always a little less horror focused than i m expecting he tends to se horror themes as seasoning many bad things happen here missing children suicide domestic abuse rape deep fried sexism and racism but the supernatural influence is only responsible for a portion of the evil it s somewhat lynchean in theme if not execution dark forces going Sanzoku Ou - King of Bandits Vol. 9 unnoticed in everyday life which once acknowledged become powerful impossible tonsee this was to me the least scary of his books so far although it is possible that i would have felt differently about it had i read it at any time other than mid pandemic my My First Glitter Book, Colors (Board book) ueens neighborhood surrounded by several of the hardest hit zip codes it s hard to be affected by horror while living in a nightmare it s not an eek scare book but it has one of the best inspiration stories i ve seen from the author s noteThis is also a book about vampires They re that iconic American archetype of the rambling man wearing denim wandering from town to town with no past and no ties Think Jack Kerouac think Shane think Woody Guthrie Think Ted Bundy Because vampires are the original serial killers stripped of everything that makess human
they have no friends no family no roots no children All they have is hunger They eathave no friends no family no roots no children All they have is hunger They eat eat but they re never full With this book I wanted to pit a man freed from all responsibilities but his appetites against women whose lives are shaped by their endless responsibilities I wanted to pit Dracula against my momAs you ll see it s not a fair fighti love this whole idea of reimagining the vampire as a serial killer a while back i read Bitva na Hackhamské pláni (Hraničářův učeň: První roky, uiet Dell based on the crimes of harry powers a drifter in the 1930s who targeted widows through lonely hearts ads charming his way into their lives before taking their money and murdering them that s the first thing i thought of after reading this introduction envisioning harry as a literal beast preying on the most vulnerable and to have such a man cross paths with a mostly true crime book club of women who arenderestimated by their husbands and indoctrinated in politeness one of whom wishes something exciting would happen to her is the icing on the three layer perfectly frosted cake anything they suspect about this fella any accusations made can be dampened by gaslighting written off as hysteria explained away by the susceptibility of bored silly minds exposed to the lurid trash they read it s set p to be this perfect storm of genres and themes
and conflicts but it doesn t ite shazam i love that the entityconflicts but it doesn t Goodbye My Fancy uite shazam i love that the entity a little newfangled spin on the traditional but the character work of developing the women apart from patricia is pretty bare and there is someprolonged downtime in this book where nothing much is happening or rather nothing is building and then there s a time jump and it s all a little messy andneven there are definitely standout scenes that get intense like vc andrews everything that happens in the attic is gross and wrong and full of things going into places they have no business going i ve always. Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood sucking fiendPatricia Campbell had always planned for a big life but after giving p her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother Patricia's life has never felt smaller The da. Had sueam when it comes to eye horror but this is my first time ever suirming over ear horror which was not the ear biting referenced in that opening ote you ll know it when you read it as a preview here s a relatively cute version of aural invasion it s cute if you think like i did at first that it s a ring tailed lemur
in some sort of cave but then OH NOOOOO i liked it than it sounds i did here butsome sort of cave then OH NOOOOO i liked it than it sounds like i did here but than i expected to like it but again everything is broken so it s probably me reading it wrong you will tell me how wrong i am trigger warning the destruction of a library book i love how committed grady hendrix is to design and details please admire this How to Stop Your Grownup from Making Bad Decisions (Nina the Philosopher, underthecover stampover a cliff grady hendrixcome to my blog DNF 63%Go ahead call me aitter I can take it In fact I own itTouted as Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula The Vampires Bedside Companion unfounded comparisons in my opinion this novel at times felt like too much yet somehow not enough Much like the bored housewives within these pages who find themselves bogged down with daily chores family obligations child rearing and their sexist and controlling husbands I yearned for The author loosely connects these women with a book club that takes on a few iterations as the story progresses but doesn t necessarily feed into the entirety of th Yes there were some gruesome moments but the shiny appeal that this book brought was the portrayal of the resilience andnderestimated power of the common housewife Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy I truly deeply madly in love with this book More than five gazillion stars Somebody has to stop my fingers adding entire books of the author to my nearly collapsing Mount TBR But I cannot stop with only one book Can I They defined this book as mash The Highgate Vampire up of Steel Magnolias Fried Green Tomatoes and Dracula No sir this is Stepford Wives and Southern Desperate Housewives meet True Blood This book is not easy entertaining reading It is so smart gruesome wild bloody blended with dark humor sarcasm criticizing of the role of wives and structures of marriage But I may tell you this is epic and darkly heart wrenching women friendship book Their bonding reminded me of Thelma and Louise s last scene and filled my eyes in tears Five regular Southern housewives at least that s what their moron husbands think about them start a book club to read true crime stories and discuss them See There is nothing ordinary about them They know their dark sides and they also know how to retrain it Welcome to 90 s Charleston The story is narrated by Patricia Campbell one of the members of the book club She gavep her career as a nurse and married with extremely workaholic and arrogant husband but at least she has young teenage daughter who disrespects her and younger son who is obsessed with Third Reich And her mother in law moved indefinitely to their house suffers from dementia and is adamant to turn her life into her But thankfully the other book club members also her true friends and confidantes right now intervened and find Mrs Greene to help her take care of her mother in law She is not really happy with her life and the books she read and growing friendship with the girls are the only things brighten her mood Maybe her life doesn t suck like she thinks but WAIT FOR IT Did HER ELDER NEIGHBOR ATTACK HER AND RIP HER EARLOBE Yes weird things can happen in South and stays in South as well Then her not so nice elderly neighbor dies at the hospital so she pays a visit to her house carrying a casserole because she s told her neighbor s nephew came to town to take care of her She meets with charming nephew James actually she finds him lie on the bed and she thinks he might be dead so she performs CPR Another interesting way to welcome your new neighbor and after his friendly revisit to her house she gets attracted to him even though her mother in law screams a lot when she sees him at their house and confuses the guy with her father s killer Patricia invites James to her book club helps her to open a proper bank account drives him to help for daily errands but after her mother in law s suspicious dying those parts of the book were really disgusting and gruesome I advise to read those pages with empty stomach and local kid s missing she start. Ys are long her kids are Full Disclosure ungrateful her husband is distant and her to do list is never really done The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club a group of Charleston mothersnited only by their love for true crime and suspenseful fiction In these meetings they're likely to discuss the FBI's recent siege of Waco as much as the Light Structures - Structures of Light ups and downs of marriage and motherhoodBut when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood.