Here are 88 through This adventure was more fun that the last one I read in the series, so I will probably go on to the next one. This is just fun reading for me. The next two are from the Must Read list, and I thoroughly enjoyed both.
Oct 17, Joe rated it really liked it A previous reviewer called this collection a beast and they were right. I read the vast majority of them but I'll be honest, it one of them began to bore me or was just flat out bad, I would just cut my losses and move on.
I had a long journey ahead of me and couldn't get hung up on duds. It's a very strong collection of relatively short scary stories. As with all anthologies, there were some strong and some weak but the good de A previous reviewer called this collection a beast and they were right.
As with all anthologies, there were some strong and some weak but the good definitely far outweighed the bad here. That being said, if you do want to read this book you will need to start and stop it many times.
I think I about 5 different novels while I was reading this. You can only read so many scary stories in a row before your mind rejects the input you're trying to give it. And so, without further ado, here are some highlights and low lights of this collection: La Grande Breteche by Balzac: Classic cheated lover revenge tale.
Poe is the master of having an insane, murderous 1st person protagonist who speaks and acts as if their craziness is the most normal thing in the world. Poe justice at its best. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe: Poe clearly didn't understand hypnosis but was quite freaked out by it all the same.
The story starts out promising enough with a young man finding himself on a great lucky streak in a gambling house of ill repute but the ending leaves much to be desired.
But I will grant the story this The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy: A fantastic tale of a remote country party during a storm. The modern reader will see many of the twists coming but not all of them. The Interruption by W.
A man kills his wife and then his maid attempts to blackmail him over it. He attempts to even the score in a very dangerous way Sredni Vashtar by Saki: A young boy creates a fantasy world in which he worships his quasi-wild pet Ferret as a god.
Truly unlike anything I've ever read. Incredibly dark and wonderful story. Moonlight Sonata by Alexander Woollcott: This one felt like a camp fire story.
Very brief but it has one of those great scary story endings. Would have liked to see this fleshed out. Macabre story of a 12 year old boy becoming schizophrenic.
The way the author writes the boy's thoughts make the story feel so real as the boy's life becomes increasingly less so. He is slowly transforming into I read my first Sayers earlier this year.Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama.
with her daugher in tow. Much to her delight, Gittel makes the acquaintance of the well-to-do Mardell. Describe Professor Baglioni in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter." Doctor Pietro Baglioni is one of the few characters in "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library Open Library Books by Language. Feb 07, · The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Saga Press, June 20, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph. I loveloveloved this book! I had never heard of Rappaccini, which was based on the short story Rappaccini’s Daugher by Nathaniel Hawthorne, but quickly read up on it and was very intrigued.
Chaldea doesn’t have a garden, so whenever the two of you go on a mission, she’ll stop at any flower patch she sees and will pick a few. Rappaccini’s garden is allegorical to the Garden of Eden. It is important to note the characters as they symbolize Adam and Eve and God and Satan.
Rappaccini is a scientist who studies the medicinal properties of plants.