This is an event hosted by The Story Siren. Every Sunday she posts a video about books she has bought/gotten during the week. And she asks us to do the same (but it doesn't have to be a video).
Necronomicon by H.P Lovecraft
Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume
I have heard a lot of myths about this book and after seeing this (celebrity ghost stories), where celebrities are suppose to talk about true ghost story. Something that has happened to them. And in this clip Marilyn Manson (big fan of his music) talks about his experience with a friend and Necronomicon. (And you should listen to it. True or not. MM is a great story teller!) That made me extra curious about this book 'cause his story is creepy (true or not). I haven't planned to call on demons and etc through this book (I'm a big wimp) but I'm a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe's writing (dark and macabre) so I thought that H.P Lovecraft must be something for me. I've only heard his name but never read anything of him. But now I least got the book and it's pretty thick too and it has real awesome illustration as well!
Tell tale by Sam Hayes
(New Zealand Womans Weekly) I couldn't find describing on amazon or goodreads and googled it.
A woman stands on a bridge, the water rushing below. In a few seconds she will jump, plunging more than two hundred feet to her death. Who is she? And what has driven her to take her own life?
Nina Kennedy, a wife and mother, is afraid. A man is following her, threatening her family, toying with her sanity. What does he want? And how long will it be before he strikes?
Eight-year-old Ava is waiting for her daddy. But just like the others in the children’s home, her father never comes. The home is a place of whispers and shadows. But no one dare tell the truth.
Until now. . .
What really caught my eye was the beautiful and mysterious Norwegian cover. And when I read the back I was sold (even though I have bought way too many books this half year (can't have enough books, right). So this sounds a good and creepy read to me.
And I bought two books of Norwegian authors and one of a Swedish author. I don't put them on here 'cause you probably haven't heard of them anyway.
So ... this was my list.