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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James
read in May, 2016
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I quite enjoy florid language but in this case it got in the way of the narrative somewhat. By today's standards this is a very light and tame expedition into the ghost world, but it isn't hard to see why this was a seminal addition to the genre and ...more
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The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
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I read this a long time ago, just adding it to Goodreads now for posterity.

Few people could explain things and present material with the logical lucidity Sagan could. This book encapsulates everything he wrote about logic, reason and science and whi
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The Rucksack Man by Sebastian Snow
The Rucksack Man
by Sebastian Snow
read in April, 2016
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One of the better travel/adventure books I've read. Very intriguing and occasionally hair-raising outing for one man walking from Tierra del Fuego to the ends of North America.
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Tower of Doom by Mark Anthony
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame given the Ravenloft treatment. Evil sorcery and nefarious villains abound and this is an eminently serviceable book even if it doesn't do anything particularly outstanding. Definitely not the worst D&D book I've read, ...more
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The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Demolished Man
by Alfred Bester
read in April, 2016
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I like the idea of this - a police procedural in reverse, and I like the idea of a world dominated by telepaths but the actual book itself was only just there. It reminded me in a lot of ways of works by PJ Dick with its frenetic dialogue and phrasin ...more
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Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe
Ligeia
by Edgar Allan Poe
read in April, 2016
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Tumultuous vultures of stern passion! With this short sentence, Poe continues the alliterative colour of Shakespeare, even if the subject matter is grimmer and darker than anything the Bard conjured up. This, probably more than any story written befo ...more
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The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
The Iron Dragon's Daughter
by Michael Swanwick
read in February, 2016
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Started out very promising then it evolved into some variety of postmodernist tale of going to school and university in a messed-up fantastic analogue of the real world. I've rarely ever seen a book go off at right angles like this one did and the la ...more
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Another View by Mark Carrel
Another View
by Mark Carrel
read in March, 2016
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Mark Carrel is a pseudonym of prolific American writer Lauran Paine, who according to Wikipedia, wrote over 1000 books in his life. I can believe it too, as this one shows signs of being written quickly. This is one of those neither here nor there bo ...more
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Seven Days in New Crete by Robert Graves
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I really tried to read this, but it was just too much of a loose wander. And it was boring, which is never good in something you expect to entertain you.
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Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson
Darker Than You Think
by Jack Williamson
read in February, 2016
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