Free Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde Heuvelt kindle å eBook 9789024560257 Ë Thomas Olde Heuvelt

book Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Free Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde Heuvelt kindle å eBook 9789024560257 Ë Thomas Olde Heuvelt î Wie er wordt geboren is gedoemd er tot zijn dood te blijven Wie er zich vestigt komt er nooit meer weg Het ogenschijnlijk pittoreske dorpje Beek is in de greep van de Wylerheks een vrouw uit de zEim te houden Maar als een groep jongeren besluit viral te gaan met de heks laat ze de moderne samenleving langzaam maar zeker afglijden naar middeleeuwse praktijken En dan is de wraak van de Wylerheks nog niet eens begonnen 35 stars rounded upA town cursed by a witch or a woman cursed by a town That is the uestionWelcome to Black Spring A charming little village set in the beautiful Hudson River Valley Picturesue as can be an outsider would have a hard time imagining the horror the town's citizens endure on a daily basisThe Black Rock Witch a 17th Century woman murdered by her contemporaries after having her mouth and eyes sewn shut lurks amidst the townsfolk to this day Not a hazy apparition that only certainly people sense or see she's there in the flesh They can touch her and even harm her if they so chooseNo one ever does though as they anticipate her vengeance would be swift and brutal Why don't they just move away you wonder Well that's just it They can't No one can move away Once you are settled in the town and privy to its secrets you can never leave As in a supernatural force literally blocks you from escapeThis was a really uniue take on a haunting I enjoyed that aspect of the story so much as well as the way the town dealt with the issue of the haunting They had developed as town a great system for tracking and monitoring the spirit They used high tech surveillance to keep an eye on the spirit but in turn end up tracking a lot of the citizen's actions as wellWhen some of the teenagers become frustrated with living under strict regulations they start acting out towards the ghost Their cruel actions ultimately cause all hell to break looseAlthough I was never able to fully sink into this one I still decided to round up to 4 stars due to the author's fabulous creativity Haunting stories have been done numerous times but this one did offer up something new in my opinion Also I am wondering if the difficulty I had connecting to the story was from the fact that it has been translated from the original Dutch versus the actual story itself The writing style seemed very blunt I was always aware I was reading a book instead of being told a story if that makes senseOverall though I would definitely recommend this to horror lovers Especially people who are looking for something out of the ordinary This story is definitely worth giving a shot

kindle Î Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde Heuvelt á Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Mond zijn dichtgenaaid Zwijgend loopt ze door de straten en dringt ze de huizen binnen nachtenlang staat ze aan je bed Iedereen weet dat haar ogen nooit mogen worden geopend Er wordt alles aan gedaan om haar aanwezigheid geh fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #19 A book of genre fiction in translationextry points given to me by me for choosing a book that has been in my house for than a year extry points given to me by me for piggybacking this onto my october is spoooooooky reading goals As in so many fairy tales the cruelest part is often overlooked It’s not the depravity of the witch but the mourning of the poor woodcutter over the loss of his children this is a breezy fast horror novel with a phenomenal hook and weak characterization it’s like a 400 page nick cave song where everything goes bananas at the end i liked the premise and atmosphere in this one than enough to overlook its soft spots and once it starts panning back so you can see what’s actually going on you realize that the characters are the celery on the crudité platter no one’s remarking on how good that celery tastes it’s just the thing providing structural support so you can get the delicious dip into your face where ‘dip’ ‘concept’ and ‘your face’ well it’s still your face it’s not my finest metaphor it’s a dark and fairly astonishing story it’s so deadpan direct expository at the beginning that you trust it implicitly confident that you have the lay of the land but reader assumptions built upon character assumptions a passel of asses it’s about a small witch cursed town called black spring whose residents have long been suffering for the ancestral sins of their town’s founders who were cruel to the wrong woman back in the 17th century and her punishment for this mistreatment has been echoing down the years ever since the punishment may not look like much just the constant physical presence of katherine van wyler; eyes and mouth sewn shut walking through the town as a silent judgment and symbolic reminder of the town’s shame but touching her listening to the words she is constantly whispering around her mouth stitches leaving town for than a few hours most of the time this results in a sickening despair and a brutal suicide for the toucherlistenerleaver but it can get worse much worseand sure the town has mostly adapted to having the corporeal manifestation of a 17th century witch in their midst as one does regulating the flow of outsiders keeping those borders tight setting up a high tech control center with cameras and a citizens on patrol app for reporting katherine sightings so she is fully monitored at all times and can be maneuvered out of the path of any unsuspecting tourist so she’s only their own dirty little secret and like anything else made less formidable by familiarity black spring has become pretty casual about it all have let their collective guard down and that’s when the fun can really begin this was written in 2013 and originally set in a small dutch town and i really liked this part of the author’s afterwordthe secular nature of small town Dutch communities and the down to earthness of its people If a sane person sees a disfigured seventeenth century witch appear in a corner of the living room he runs for his life If a Dutch person sees a disfigured seventeenth century witch appear in a corner of the living room he hangs a dishcloth over her face sits on the couch and reads the paperbefore i came to nyfc for school i was a new england girl which is a much haunted land you got your salem witches and your headless horsemen and your houses with gables than is strictly necessary and ghosties galore and much like the residents of black creek there’s a certain resignation that comes with that territory a ‘ghosts shrug whaddare ya gonna do’ attitude that i thought was perfect in this book and won me over from the very beginning it’s not a perfect book again the characters are just there to move the plot along there’s a sexual assault in the jail that seems unlikely and gratuitous and it doesn’t uite commit to exploring all the doors of its own reveal but it’s winky clever and surprising and it just explodes into smalltown mass panic chaos at the end like stephen king writing salem directed by michael bay it was fun and fast and creepy i’ve never understood why witches were supposed to be scary; they’re justmagical ladies but i would not want to live in this town with this witch or these people for that matter i'm glad i finally got around to reading this one one essplosion for the roadkaren outcome to my blog

Thomas Olde Heuvelt á Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde Heuvelt kindle

Hex AUTHOR Thomas Olde HeuveWie er wordt geboren is gedoemd er tot zijn dood te blijven Wie er zich vestigt komt er nooit meer weg Het ogenschijnlijk pittoreske dorpje Beek is in de greep van de Wylerheks een vrouw uit de zeventiende eeuw wier ogen en There are spoilers here in case you couldn't tell from how long the review is I mean I figure that's to be assumed But I'm going to hold your hand now and say there are spoilers hereApparently I also need a trigger warning for assholes with too much time on their hands If at any point while reading this review you find yourself frustrated with my opinion a lone rural librarian with absolutely no influence on the author's bank account or sense of self esteem and decide that your best course of action would be to leave a rude or incendiary comment don't My review isn't going to change because you think I'm a feminazi or an idiot or both If you disagree with me and want to leave an insightful or critically thought out response great But if you're just going to be rude about a review that has no impact on you or the author please go find something else to do with your time Maybe see a therapist about your anger issuesSweet baby jeebus I don't even know where to begin But here goesI don't usually give one star reviews to books because if a book is that bad I don't finish it But after bringing it up in a book club I'm in the other members asked me to finish so I could report back to them on how it endedThis is one of the most oddly misogynistic books I have ever read It's about a town Black Spring that is haunted by Katherine van Wyler KVW haunts Black Spring much like The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home from Welcome to Night Vale She doesn't do much and the townspeople try their best to ignore her She comes and goes maybe showing up in your house or in front of the church Whatever Just put a towel over her mutilated face so you don't have to look at her A little bit into the book we learn about KVW's past and how she was accused of being a witch back in the 1600s but before that one of her kids died and she supposedly brought him back from the dead But then both of her kids die and KVW gets tortured and hung I mean if that's not enough to haunt a town I don't know what is But even after all of that her spirit is tortured even further when people get the idea to sew her eyes and mouth closed Black Spring can't get rid of her so they shut her up Sigh moving forward Hex mostly follows the Grant family a successful DoctorHusband a Housey McHousewife and their two sons who are perfect There's a lot of rumination on family and ethics within the family dynamic For example DoctorHusband has a clear favorite son hint not the gay one This gets repetitive and tedious One of the other characters we follow is Butcher's Wife Even though Butcher is dead and Butcher's Wife does all of the work now she's still Butcher's Wife She's also fat and stupid and obsessed with KVW So for female characters we have the witch Housey McHousewife and Butcher's Wife Finally we have Robert Grim who doesn't have anything really meaningful to contribute to the narrative except to think about all of the women as potentially sexual objects even the one with the unattractively high forehead which gets mentioned a lot A lot of stuff happens in this book Teen boys are horrid little shits and they abuse the witch even further At one point one of the kids ties an Exacto knife to a stick and repeatedly stabs the witch in the boob And here we have to talk about boobs There is so much boob violence in this book that it made me wonder if the author has some kind of fetish Dead boobs living boobs giant boobs made out of a pile of small children in the town suare this book has all the boobs And the boobs are constantly being stabbed cut sueezed pinched poked and twisted It was sick It made me sick I mean there's one reference to biting off a dude's scrotum and then smashing his testicles but that was weird as fuck and didn't make up for the constant boob mangling And as for that giant boob made of children at the end I don't know I can't even I guess the witch gets all of the children and puts them in the town suare in the shape of a giant boob and then stands on top of the boob like a nipple and pours milk into all of the childrens' faces Except it might not be the witch The nipple on top of the giant boob made of children might be Butcher's Wife spewing pate out of her vagina all over the faces of the boob children What The Fuck I'm not making any of this up And this isn't me drawing weird comparisons either The author actually describes the mound of children as a breast with the witch as a weird nippleBut all of the weird boob mutilation is almost beside the point Because this book manages to be offensive even without the boob stuff Never mind that HusbandDoctor refers to his son's girlfriend as a pert little cutie Fucking gross This is a book about a witch who had every horror done to her at the hands of her peers So she haunts the town of their descendants And the descendants do further horrible things to her all the while screaming that she made them do it The witch has made everyone do terrible things to her and each other Everything from boob stabbing to stoning to fucking birthing globs of pate It's all the witch's fault In reality she doesn't do shit except be hideously sad over all of the other things people have done to her Rightly so Even the dog who she supposedly killed really committed suicide This book might as well have been called She Was Asking For It Her Chains and Sewed Up Face Were Just Too Sexy But Wait Why Am I Going to Jail Now I just I can't with this This was offensive and weird but not the good kind of weird I only hope that some of that not good weirdness was maybe lost in translation And the last 30 pages or so some things you can't unsee This book scared me for all of the wrong reasons If you liked it good on you If you still want to read it after this review god speed and good luck