Lori

Lori❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Lori Author Robert Bloch – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Lori comes home from graduation only to find her parents dead and her house burnt down Now Lori is out to find the truth about her parents death and to find out who she really is Trapped beneath an ol Lori comes home from graduation only to find her parents dead and her house burnt down Now Lori is out to find the truth about her parents death and to find out who she really is Trapped beneath an old abandoned hospital lies the truth but can Lori find it alone. 2.5 starsLori, published in 1989, was Bloch s last published novel before his death He was continuously known as the author of Psycho, even though he publishedthan 50 other novels, 50 other screenplays, andthan 400 short stories.I m always eager to dig into a Bloch creation the man has a natural talent with words that makes writing seem effortless It s no wonder that when modern horror greats are asked who their inspirations were, Bloch makes most of those lists That said, Lor 2.5 starsLori, published in 1989, was Bloch s last published novel before his death He was continuously known as the author of Psycho, even though he publishedthan 50 other novels, 50 other screenplays, andthan 400 short stories.I m always eager to dig into a Bloch creation the man has a natural talent with words that makes writing seem effortless It s no wonder that when modern horror greats are asked who their inspirations were, Bloch makes most of those lists That said, Lori proves the point that writing talent isn t the only thing a book needs to make it worth reading The plot takes turns on the merry go round deciding what it wants to be I m guessing this wasn t a pre plotted piece It flip flops between a murder mystery, psychological teaser, and all out supernatural war Blending the three works superbly if it s cohesive instead it turns out some of the hints aren t fully realized at the end I read segments and wondered where the story was going, it was impossible to tell that unpredictability is usually good, but I think now that it s all said and done that Bloch was finding his way and paving the story s road while writing it This causedharm than success It starts subtle, slowly unraveling with confusion, but enough interest to keep me intrigued Unfortunately the middle keeps confusion up too long where interest starts disappearing The ending churned out a lackluster revelation, which I had semi guessed already Lori was an okay heroine She s always convincing, butlikeable at the start than later I didn t understand her attraction to the doctor much and found her starting to get too snippy There s not many players in the story, none memorable enough to remember or grow attached to Overall Lori is a disappointing read The very end was decent and slightly creepy, I just wish the entire book had that kind of impact Bloch will always be worth reading, but this is a weaker offering from his collection I guess they all had to have them Pulpy, paranoid, possibly paranormal mystery about a college graduate who returns to her parents burned out home and finds an old yearbook, with a picture of a girl who looks exactly like her, dated from before she was born.The IDW edition has a beautiful cover by Ben Templesmith, but contains a lot of typos My favorite is the door started to swing shit behind him. Yet another great read from Robert Bloch I stayed up late into the wee hours reading this one A mixture of psychological thriller with supernatural horror elements that never quite manages to balance all its elements, Lori nevertheless presents a disturbing and enrapturing tale of a young woman s late 20th century life being disrupted by dark forces from the past The least that can be said about this book is that its decidedly ambitious, although that ambition may hinder its overall effect There are great redeeming elements in this book the depiction of the slow breaking down of the A mixture of psychological thriller with supernatural horror elements that never quite manages to balance all its elements, Lori nevertheless presents a disturbing and enrapturing tale of a young woman s late 20th century life being disrupted by dark forces from the past The least that can be said about this book is that its decidedly ambitious, although that ambition may hinder its overall effect There are great redeeming elements in this book the depiction of the slow breaking down of the allegedly main character, the dark appeal of her suppoused allies saviours, and even the humor tinged hommage to noir literature Nevertheless, they never quite manage to work together There are too many red herrings and false leads that distract the reader from the main protagonist s discovery of her dark origins and the crumbling down of her world Nevertheless, when Bloch focuses on the psychological elements, the book really manages to present a story that will not be easy to forget even if the protagonist herself pales in comparison to her own story Not at all what I expected Very little suspense, mystery or excitement to this story I always look at the publication date of an older novel and try to remember what we were doing at that time If I was around then This sort of sets the story in place and time for me I do this only if the book was written as a contemporary story So in the late 80 s, I tried to remember events, what tech products were new, who was president, etc What was the climate of the country, what were we all Not at all what I expected Very little suspense, mystery or excitement to this story I always look at the publication date of an older novel and try to remember what we were doing at that time If I was around then This sort of sets the story in place and time for me I do this only if the book was written as a contemporary story So in the late 80 s, I tried to remember events, what tech products were new, who was president, etc What was the climate of the country, what were we all talking aboutSo, from that POV the story might have been a little scary in the late 80 s and early 90 s Maybe, or maybe not What happens to Lori and what did happen to her in the past was not so much an exciting, eerie, or weird revelation as it was a yawn and a so what If you do choose this book to read, keep in mind it is no Ripper tale or Psycho It moves right along and is a fairly quick read, but I was very disappointed in the whole book It started with the discovery of a old high school year book in the burned out ruins of her family home surrounded by death and devoid of family, Lori seeks truth through the paranormal I expectedhorror from the author of Psycho than psychological suspense As the story progressed and the POV altered from Lori s story to a cop Metz of the verge of retirement, I felt the author wasn t sure which direction he wanted to take the mystery surrounding the death of Lori parents be it a h It started with the discovery of a old high school year book in the burned out ruins of her family home surrounded by death and devoid of family, Lori seeks truth through the paranormal I expectedhorror from the author of Psycho than psychological suspense As the story progressed and the POV altered from Lori s story to a cop Metz of the verge of retirement, I felt the author wasn t sure which direction he wanted to take the mystery surrounding the death of Lori parents be it a homicide investigation, horror, Lori s estranged family, or a good old fashioned PI angle There were many references of life portrayed through film which grew tiresome and repetitive and didn t add anything to the story There were a few interesting plot threads but not enough to warrantthan a 2 star rating for mind This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This definitely wasn t the greatest book I ve ever read Certainly Bloch s prose style is engaging, but darned if I could work up any affection for Lori or the other characters involved Lori is much like the lead in Rebecca , always making mountains out of molehills and going places she shouldn t mentally well, granted, people actually ARE out to get Lori, but still So why four stars Because Bloch achieves what few writers or TV shows, or movies, for that matter actually can, despite g This definitely wasn t the greatest book I ve ever read Certainly Bloch s prose style is engaging, but darned if I could work up any affection for Lori or the other characters involved Lori is much like the lead in Rebecca , always making mountains out of molehills and going places she shouldn t mentally well, granted, people actually ARE out to get Lori, but still So why four stars Because Bloch achieves what few writers or TV shows, or movies, for that matter actually can, despite great efforts at it he actually leaves us wondering whether anything supernatural had occured or not I have to say this I was pretty embarrassed to read this based solely on the cover art It is dated and aesthetically horrible but that aside I read it in a day It isn t great but it is a quick page turner For some reason, I saw that Stephen King recommended this and this was probably years ago I was in the mood for a light thriller and this seemed right up my alley It was written I think in 89 so there s that Not the most fabulous heroine either but over all I didn t hate it But it s th I have to say this I was pretty embarrassed to read this based solely on the cover art It is dated and aesthetically horrible but that aside I read it in a day It isn t great but it is a quick page turner For some reason, I saw that Stephen King recommended this and this was probably years ago I was in the mood for a light thriller and this seemed right up my alley It was written I think in 89 so there s that Not the most fabulous heroine either but over all I didn t hate it But it s the guy that brought us Psycho so that is fun I m a big fan of Robert Bloch but must admit this book the last he published before his death is not his best It s a bit of a mess, honestly He can t seem to decide if it s a crime thriller or supernatural adventure Characters appear apropos of nothing and then disappear just as quickly The surprise reveal is not even remotely surprising Too bad I had high hopes Three stars for the man himself, but the book will be quickly and justifiably forgotten. This book consistently kept me guessing It s a mind bender and a brilliant mystery thriller Despite its surreal elements, the book is very accessible and draws you in from the outset It s a thrill ride of a book, beautifully written and impossible to put down There seems to be influence from both Japanese and Western horror, making the way it reads feel completely original Highly recommended.

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    This guide aims to show you how to download who she really is Trapped beneath an old abandoned hospital lies the truth but can Lori find it alone. 2.5 starsLori, published in 1989, was Bloch s last published novel before his death He was continuously known as the author of Psycho, even though he publishedthan 50 other novels, 50 other screenplays, andthan 400 short stories.I m always eager to dig into a Bloch creation the man has a natural talent with words that makes writing seem effortless It s no wonder that when modern horror greats are asked who their inspirations were, Bloch makes most of those lists That said, Lor 2.5 starsLori, published in 1989, was Bloch s last published novel before his death He was continuously known as the author of Psycho, even though he publishedthan 50 other novels, 50 other screenplays, andthan 400 short stories.I m always eager to dig into a Bloch creation the man has a natural talent with words that makes writing seem effortless It s no wonder that when modern horror greats are asked who their inspirations were, Bloch makes most of those lists That said, Lori proves the point that writing talent isn t the only thing a book needs to make it worth reading The plot takes turns on the merry go round deciding what it wants to be I m guessing this wasn t a pre plotted piece It flip flops between a murder mystery, psychological teaser, and all out supernatural war Blending the three works superbly if it s cohesive instead it turns out some of the hints aren t fully realized at the end I read segments and wondered where the story was going, it was impossible to tell that unpredictability is usually good, but I think now that it s all said and done that Bloch was finding his way and paving the story s road while writing it This causedharm than success It starts subtle, slowly unraveling with confusion, but enough interest to keep me intrigued Unfortunately the middle keeps confusion up too long where interest starts disappearing The ending churned out a lackluster revelation, which I had semi guessed already Lori was an okay heroine She s always convincing, butlikeable at the start than later I didn t understand her attraction to the doctor much and found her starting to get too snippy There s not many players in the story, none memorable enough to remember or grow attached to Overall Lori is a disappointing read The very end was decent and slightly creepy, I just wish the entire book had that kind of impact Bloch will always be worth reading, but this is a weaker offering from his collection I guess they all had to have them Pulpy, paranoid, possibly paranormal mystery about a college graduate who returns to her parents burned out home and finds an old yearbook, with a picture of a girl who looks exactly like her, dated from before she was born.The IDW edition has a beautiful cover by Ben Templesmith, but contains a lot of typos My favorite is the door started to swing shit behind him. Yet another great read from Robert Bloch I stayed up late into the wee hours reading this one A mixture of psychological thriller with supernatural horror elements that never quite manages to balance all its elements, Lori nevertheless presents a disturbing and enrapturing tale of a young woman s late 20th century life being disrupted by dark forces from the past The least that can be said about this book is that its decidedly ambitious, although that ambition may hinder its overall effect There are great redeeming elements in this book the depiction of the slow breaking down of the A mixture of psychological thriller with supernatural horror elements that never quite manages to balance all its elements, Lori nevertheless presents a disturbing and enrapturing tale of a young woman s late 20th century life being disrupted by dark forces from the past The least that can be said about this book is that its decidedly ambitious, although that ambition may hinder its overall effect There are great redeeming elements in this book the depiction of the slow breaking down of the allegedly main character, the dark appeal of her suppoused allies saviours, and even the humor tinged hommage to noir literature Nevertheless, they never quite manage to work together There are too many red herrings and false leads that distract the reader from the main protagonist s discovery of her dark origins and the crumbling down of her world Nevertheless, when Bloch focuses on the psychological elements, the book really manages to present a story that will not be easy to forget even if the protagonist herself pales in comparison to her own story Not at all what I expected Very little suspense, mystery or excitement to this story I always look at the publication date of an older novel and try to remember what we were doing at that time If I was around then This sort of sets the story in place and time for me I do this only if the book was written as a contemporary story So in the late 80 s, I tried to remember events, what tech products were new, who was president, etc What was the climate of the country, what were we all Not at all what I expected Very little suspense, mystery or excitement to this story I always look at the publication date of an older novel and try to remember what we were doing at that time If I was around then This sort of sets the story in place and time for me I do this only if the book was written as a contemporary story So in the late 80 s, I tried to remember events, what tech products were new, who was president, etc What was the climate of the country, what were we all talking aboutSo, from that POV the story might have been a little scary in the late 80 s and early 90 s Maybe, or maybe not What happens to Lori and what did happen to her in the past was not so much an exciting, eerie, or weird revelation as it was a yawn and a so what If you do choose this book to read, keep in mind it is no Ripper tale or Psycho It moves right along and is a fairly quick read, but I was very disappointed in the whole book It started with the discovery of a old high school year book in the burned out ruins of her family home surrounded by death and devoid of family, Lori seeks truth through the paranormal I expectedhorror from the author of Psycho than psychological suspense As the story progressed and the POV altered from Lori s story to a cop Metz of the verge of retirement, I felt the author wasn t sure which direction he wanted to take the mystery surrounding the death of Lori parents be it a h It started with the discovery of a old high school year book in the burned out ruins of her family home surrounded by death and devoid of family, Lori seeks truth through the paranormal I expectedhorror from the author of Psycho than psychological suspense As the story progressed and the POV altered from Lori s story to a cop Metz of the verge of retirement, I felt the author wasn t sure which direction he wanted to take the mystery surrounding the death of Lori parents be it a homicide investigation, horror, Lori s estranged family, or a good old fashioned PI angle There were many references of life portrayed through film which grew tiresome and repetitive and didn t add anything to the story There were a few interesting plot threads but not enough to warrantthan a 2 star rating for mind This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This definitely wasn t the greatest book I ve ever read Certainly Bloch s prose style is engaging, but darned if I could work up any affection for Lori or the other characters involved Lori is much like the lead in Rebecca , always making mountains out of molehills and going places she shouldn t mentally well, granted, people actually ARE out to get Lori, but still So why four stars Because Bloch achieves what few writers or TV shows, or movies, for that matter actually can, despite g This definitely wasn t the greatest book I ve ever read Certainly Bloch s prose style is engaging, but darned if I could work up any affection for Lori or the other characters involved Lori is much like the lead in Rebecca , always making mountains out of molehills and going places she shouldn t mentally well, granted, people actually ARE out to get Lori, but still So why four stars Because Bloch achieves what few writers or TV shows, or movies, for that matter actually can, despite great efforts at it he actually leaves us wondering whether anything supernatural had occured or not I have to say this I was pretty embarrassed to read this based solely on the cover art It is dated and aesthetically horrible but that aside I read it in a day It isn t great but it is a quick page turner For some reason, I saw that Stephen King recommended this and this was probably years ago I was in the mood for a light thriller and this seemed right up my alley It was written I think in 89 so there s that Not the most fabulous heroine either but over all I didn t hate it But it s th I have to say this I was pretty embarrassed to read this based solely on the cover art It is dated and aesthetically horrible but that aside I read it in a day It isn t great but it is a quick page turner For some reason, I saw that Stephen King recommended this and this was probably years ago I was in the mood for a light thriller and this seemed right up my alley It was written I think in 89 so there s that Not the most fabulous heroine either but over all I didn t hate it But it s the guy that brought us Psycho so that is fun I m a big fan of Robert Bloch but must admit this book the last he published before his death is not his best It s a bit of a mess, honestly He can t seem to decide if it s a crime thriller or supernatural adventure Characters appear apropos of nothing and then disappear just as quickly The surprise reveal is not even remotely surprising Too bad I had high hopes Three stars for the man himself, but the book will be quickly and justifiably forgotten. This book consistently kept me guessing It s a mind bender and a brilliant mystery thriller Despite its surreal elements, the book is very accessible and draws you in from the outset It s a thrill ride of a book, beautifully written and impossible to put down There seems to be influence from both Japanese and Western horror, making the way it reads feel completely original Highly recommended. "/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 282 pages
  • Lori
  • Robert Bloch
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 0812506103