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Lenterrement Des Rats
Bram Stoker
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Lenterrement Des Rats

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Published by 84 Editions (first published January 26th 1896)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This one was a little too slow-moving for me. It didn't have much momentum for me. More of a suspense story, it reminded me a little of "The Most Dangerous Game". Stoker apparently wrote this story as a result of his honeymoon in France, and it's evident that the scenery had a creative effect on him. Although it was a hard read, I did appreciate the sinister aspects. The way the narrator soon comes to realize that he's being set up to be murdered by the vagrants he visits was well-done. The hint ...more
Un relato muy corto que se lee en nada pero muy rico en cuanto a sensaciones. La historia es simplemente una secuencia de hechos, unas horas en la vida del personaje principal. Narrada en primera persona, el protagonista nos cuenta que esta de visita en Londres y una tarde para matar el tiempo decide visitar la parte de los basureros y esto obviamente tiene consecuencias no muy agradables.

Lo fuerte de la historia es la persecución a la que se ve sometido el protagonista y que esta narrada de for
Kevin Gómez
Having read a couple other of Stoker's book I started this book expecting to find myself reading about something misterious and paranormal. The beginning of the book is kinda slow and does not gives many clues about where's the story heading to, but as I continued reading, and to my surprise, found out, that my expectations about this had been completely wrong, I could only feel thrilled about it. And from that point and so on, it's a very exciting reading experience.
It's very evident that this short story was written years and years before Dracula. The premise is promising: a sinister group of very old, creepy, and practically corpse-like soldiers are out to get the handsome, young hero. However, Stoker did not do much to develop upon the plot line. Why are these people out to get the protagonist? Why did their leader, a morbid old woman, tell him stories about herself before "unleashing" her henchmen upon him? Why did she keep looking at a ring he wore? Af ...more
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Crime et chatoiement...

Entre Margaret et Geoffrey, le torchon brûle. Altercations,menaces, tentative d'assassinat...

Lorsque Geoffrey récidive et enterre la morte dans l'âtre du grand hall à Brent's Rock, il est saisi d'effroi...

Entre les vieilles pierres poussent inlassablement les cheveux d'or de Margaret...

Les sables mouvants ne sont pas moins traîtres.

Enlisé dans une sombre histoire, alors qu'il séjourne en Écosse, Arthur Markam voit son double disparaître dans les marais de Crooken. Fantôme
Victorian horror stories are the funniest things. They're very good stories, no doubt about it, and thoroughly creepy too. They'll ensnare you and leave you hanging on every word, but they're honestly kind of funny too.
They're just so.. random at times. I mean the way this story ends? It seems a bit rushed and just... odd. But I like it. What can I say, I'm a fan.

This story in particular scored high on the creepy-scale. Ugh. Rats, cannibalism, warm human bones, running for your life. It's defi
Although this is not one of Stoker's best tales and it is a bit slower to get started than some of his other work, it is worth persevering with as once the tension and anticipation start building they don't let up until the final page. The slow dawning realisation of our narrator's situation builds both within him and within the reader and the sense of dread is palatable until he endeavours to make his escape across the rat infested heaps, swamps and wasteland. A vivid and dramatic story that le ...more
Well there's a catchy title.

This was a short (horror?) story, so if reading it was a little chore, I normally wouldn't have a very good impression on it. You will be walking through dirty Renaissance-age streets, the ugly side of it I mean. Here are several images that come to mind when I think about the setting of this story:

1. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer's morning market scene.
2. Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera's rats.

Both really unpleasant flashes of surroundings, so if you feel
Death laughed him in the face. But then again, he laughed him right back. Enthralling, exciting, pageturning and fascinating are just a few of the many, many promising words that could describe this story.
Jess Cattanach
This book has pretty much everything I want to see in a short horror story. That creepy atmosphere is there (who knew Paris was so spooky?), and that slow building of suspense that is worth it in the end. This was particularly refreshing after last reading from Stoker "The Lair of the White Worm" - this book didn't have any racism, which was a relief. A quick little read that is worth your time.
Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
An average work. The desperation of the narrator to leave the shed and his fear at being watched by so many invisible eyes was beautifully written. The feeling that one is trapped is described in an excellent manner. But when the narrator decided to take an endurance test, I lost mine. The pace was too slow. The overall reading experience was dull.
Quaint but still compelling all these years after it was written.
It's a short, Victorian tale of the seedy side of Paris, and a tourist who leads himself astray.
slightly lacking in plot/character I have to say I still really liked this story but just wanted more! Definately ups the scale on the creep-factor compared to Dracula though so I'd recommend reading it with company- and the lights on.
Pure Gothic tension afoot, as a curious gentlemen wanders into the bad part of Paris, and comes up across some rather unpleasant locals...overwrought but highly readable, like all decent Gothic horror!
Jason Reeser
A good, quick suspense story with wonderful atmosphere and some straightforward action. Has about 10,000 words. The dark side of traveling in Paris in the 19th century.
It was kind of confusing, I wasn't sure where the story was going and to tell the truth I don't really know where it ended.
Very suspenseful. I expected more but for a short story it was still satisfying.
Nettes Zwischenspiel, aber sehr langatmig und unspektakulär geschrieben.
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He was born Abraham Stoker in 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent – then as now called "The Crescent" – in Fairview, a coastal suburb of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornely. Stoker was the third of seven children. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Clontarf Church of Ireland parish and attended the parish church (St. John the Baptist lo ...more
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