My Finest Friend’s Exorcism By Grady Hendrix

When I first saw this e-book, I knew that I would have to read it. Demonic possession with heavy dose of 80’s references had been sufficient to really grab the attention of this old girl. Unfortunately, regardless of the wonderful premise I discovered the e-book quite underwhelming.

This was a beautiful tale about friendship and staying connected by way of all of it, even involving demon possession. His horror themed speculative fiction can additionally be fairly good.

And that is what I’ll finest bear in mind about the e-book – it is a story a few strong friendship, and the way its bonds are tested by all types of out of doors components during sure years. I by no means felt any kind of connection to Abby or Gretchen.

So when Gretchen begins to act very surprisingly (or does she just have PTSD?) after a botched acid trip, it tests the girls’ love in deep, dark and twisted ways. But, it seems Hendrix can be killing the horror writing sport as a end result of that is one of my most favourite books that I’ve read in a while. And I’m so bummed it wasn’t in my life so much sooner. I’m not sure how a lot I liked the concept of the time jump on the finish of this novel. I kind of wish that we stayed in the time interval of Gretchen and Abby throughout highschool. I’m happy to know that their friendship went on after that, however I do wish it stuck with a single time interval. Here’s the thing — this e-book suffers by comparison to a lot of different issues.

The movie stars Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, and Rupert Everett. I keep in mind liking it once I first noticed it, but also actually wanting to like it extra, if that makes any sense. I think that an extreme amount of time is spent on Vlad, and he’s simply not that compelling. Anna Kendrick and Tiffany Taylor actually shine right here, however sadly only have supporting roles. I didn’t understand that Robin de Jesus was the identical actor who was a standout within the latest Boys within the Band remake. After the final efficiency of the summer time, Vlad coerces Michael to the lake.

It could be accurate to say I had pretty excessive expectations for this e-book. The novel’s description is a bit sparse, but owing from my expertise with Horrorstör, I figured we might be getting one other story mixed with humor and horror. In this, I felt like I was somewhat off the mark. In the tip, I didn’t actually find it to be all that humorous—darkly or otherwise—but it was definitely horrific.

This is 100% a “#bookstagram made me do it” read. The alternate cowl is attractive VHS 80s goodness. And the yearbook format print that I had was goddamn cute. I actually read every single message written on the front and back covers with unabashed nerdy glee.