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The water that James pours from the sink Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julia and JamesWritten in creepy potent prose The Grip of It is an enthralling psychologically intense novel that deals in uestions of home how we make it and how it in turn makes us mapping itself onto bodies and the relationships we cherish. try hard A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving a certain image or counter image to the point where it is obviously contrived Rather than achieving an image through genuine personality the try hard consciously attempts to fit a certain style through deliberate imitation forced style or scripted behavior That is to say heshe is trying hard to create an imageA person or in this case a book

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The Grip of It

A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house Jac Jemc’s The Grip of It tells the eerie story of a young couple haunted by their new home Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met The move prompted by James’s penchant for gambling his inability to keep his impulses in check is uick and seamless both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh But this house which sit. We can lose ourselves behind a trapdoor whether in our mind or in the house A couple Julie and James move into a new home as a means of getting away from James gambling problems Pretty uickly the couple are tormented by strange occurrences stains appear on the walls bruises form on Julie s body and they keep finding hidden spaces within the walls of their home Together they try to investigate what is happening as and strain is placed on their relationshipIf I had to use one word to describe this book it would be MEH I was pretty excited for a haunted house tale and at no point did I feel anything other than ambivalence It wasn t creepy it wasn t scary it was just monotonous The characters themselves didn t help boring bland unlikeableShort chapters are a great way of flying through a book but in this instance the short chapters were just too short The narration went back and forth with the story being told from both Julie and James perspective and usually I dig this but combine it with the extremely short chapters and I just felt like I was constantly being taken out of the story I couldn t get absorbed and therefore could not care less about what was going on or what happened to these charactersI often give off about how I don t like ambiguity when I read a book and that s an unfair generalisation because in some cases it can be done right In this book it is not There s TOO MUCH ambiguity and too many uestions left unanswered and it just left me extremely frustratedIt just wasn t for me I guess And in this situation I was actually thankful for those ridiculously short chapters so that I could just get it over and done with 25 stars out of 5 Rounded down for goodreads because it doesn t deserve a 3 from me SAVAGE

Jac Jemc ñ 3 review

S between ocean and forest has The Grip PDF or plans for the unsuspecting couple As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings The architecture claustrophobic riddled with hidden rooms within rooms becomes unrecognizable decaying before their eyes Stains are animated on the wall contracting expanding and map themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of bruises mold spores taint. I loved the premise of this book and borrowed the audio from library because it sounded so good The Grip of it deliveredThis audio follows Julie and James as they buy a new home to begin their fresh start Almost immediately creepy things begin to occur Their new neighbor only adds to the uncomfortable atmosphere not to mention the stories of the townspeople When mysterious bruises begin to appear on Julie s body they both have to admit there is some kind of problem but how are they going to deal with it You ll have to read this book to find out I loved how the chapters alternated between the viewpoints of James and Julie This worked very well on audio with two narrators I also enjoyed the slow burn of the stories and how the characters reacted to each occurrence though at one point I will admit to just yelling at my phone it s time for you to move out Surprisingly I liked the ending too which is where almost all haunted house stories fall apart for me I thought it believable and reasonable What could I ask Oh I know More Jac Jemc pleaseHighly recommended but beware this is uiet creeping chilling horror Not in your face blood everywhere type of horror and to that I say Bravo


10 thoughts on “The Grip of It

  1. says:

    Posted at Heradas ReviewThis short novel thoroughly creeped me the hell out It’s been a few years since I’ve read anything that maintains this level of unease throughout It’s not intended to be outright scary instead it maintains an eerie tone think VanderMeer’s Annihilation and punctuates it with some genuine goosebump mom

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    But what if those buried fetid stories are the ones that have bubbled to the surface? What if they're right there balanced on the edge of our teeth ready to trip into the world without even our permission? And what if you

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    If you are thinking about picking up this book please do yourself the favor of listening to the audio version The narrators are beyond excellent and I feel they played a huge part in the success I felt while reading this story Reade

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    This book is so spooky Perfect pick for these days Julie and James are married and looking to start fresh in a new home In the past they've had some marital woes because of James' gambling problems They find what seems like the perfect house close to the ocean and cannot believe their luck when their offer goes through very uickly Once the

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    I loved the premise of this book and borrowed the audio from library because it sounded so good The Grip of it deliveredThis

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    WellYou and I both know that the house is hauntedAnd you and I both know that the ghost is meYou used to catch me in your bed sheets just a rattling your chainsWell back then baby it didn’t seem so strange Shaky GravesDearly DepartedI don't typically do song lyrics with my book reviews seen that over it wink but this was just so damn appropriate that I had toSo here we have a very moody atmospheric setting f

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    A spooky read The Grip of It has many vile images that stay with you and cling under your skin just like the unexplained

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    try hard A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving a certain image or counter image to the point where it is obviously contrived Rather than achieving an image through genuine personality the try hard consciously att

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    As an atheist and a horror fan I find myself liking haunted house and ghost stories that do not really on a God Solution Like religion most haunted house stories stem from madness a willingness to believe in the unbelievable simply because you don't have another explanation or completely ignore facts that do not fit your beliefs For all of these reasons do I love this book The characters disbelieve up to the very end Th