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The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft
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May 18, 11

did not like it
bookshelves: literature, half-read
Read in May, 2011

I was ready to be horrorized. I tried the first story, Dagon, it was flat. I tried the second one, The Nameless City, it was a longer flat read. I thought The Call of Cthulhu must be of something as the myth started from here. Halfway, my mind wondered as to the next design of dress I'm about to start.

I feel reading books are very much alike listening to music. Reading Kawabata's is like listening to Pachelbel's Canon. Reading Dostoevsky's is like listening to Haydn's Creation Oratorio, very tiring but worth it. Reading Ishiguro's is like listening to soul, slow and easy but deep in meaning. Reading this book is like listening to funky house music. Toneless and makes me want to change to something else.

As music taste varies diversely among people, so is book taste. This is definitely not mine.

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