Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Marie Buchanan - Anima

43. Anima by Marie Buchanan (1972)
Length: 223 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 20 May 2012
Finished: 22 May 2012
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 April 2009
Why do I have it? I like horror and Marie Buchanan is a new author for me.

To all appearances. The Mintons seemed to be an ordinary family living in the English countryside. There was the maiden aunt Olive and her cousins Edward and Megan. Nothing of significance happened to any of them - until the Blanchards moved into Greenshards - the house next door. Greenshards had originally been in Olive's family for years. and now the enigmatic Giles and his strangely lovely wife Fenella lived there.

Perhaps it was the house. Perhaps it was the attraction which Olive felt for Giles Blanchard. Whatever it was, Olive suddenly became aware of a second self; a presence who spoke through her, as her, revealing Olive's deepest desires and most private thoughts to others. This presence was now inhabiting Olive's body, planning horrifying and downright destructive deeds.

I have never read any of Marie Buchanan's books before, but I found this book to be suitably frightening for me to start off with. I give this book an A+! and I'm hoping to read some of Ms. Buchanan's earlier books soon. Unfortunately, my copy of Anima fell apart during my reading of it, so I am not sure whether I'll be ever be able to read it again; maybe in a couple of years or so I will get myself a newer copy and reread it.

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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