Here's a couple of pages!
( tw: blood for the other page )
Dane DeHaan aka that dude from Chronicle (2012)
...which has got to be one of my favorite Victorian-era America novels of all time. There's a serial killer on the loose whose prey of choice are boy whores. And he cuts them up Jack the Ripper style. And the protagonist is an avant-garde psychiarist by the name of Laszlo Kriezler. And he's got a youngish crime reporter as a narrator Watson-style. What's not to love?
Ehehehee I have it and didn’t need to pay for it :) I somehow roped my aunt to buy it for me ahahaa
I'm almost through the first 'act' now and it's really different from the Harry Potter books - for one thing, words like fuck and cunt and penis are scattered all around (I was not expecting that offhand penis comment thing). The writing style uses more descriptions of beautiful old Pagford too, probably to lure us into a false sense of security. It's third-person limited, we go in and out of half a dozen characters, all of whom seem to be related to each other. It's a bit confusing and I'm not invested on any of them yet, but I'm curious enough to find out what the secrets are in this outwardly picturesque little town.
I read my hardbounds ‘naked’ to preserve the jackets. It’s real pretty naked too.
Now I have a problem. I'm reading The Casual Vacancy while twenty-plus books are still waiting for me to touch them ugh. Most of them are classics because /gasp/ I am a snob. I got most of these from booksales for P30! I love booksales...
1. The Once and Future King, TH White
2. El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal
3. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
4. 101 Stories on the Philippine Revolution, Ambeth Ocampo
5. Smaller and Smaller Circles, FH Batacan
6. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
7. Dubliners, James Joyce
8. 2001 A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
9. 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke
10-11. Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I and II, AC Doyle
12. The Red Badge of Courage and Four Stories, Stephen Crane
13. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer, Joseph Conrad
14. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
15. Light Thickens, Ngaio Marsh
16. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
17. The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz
18. Star Wars Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn
19. Death of a Colonial, Bruce Alexander
20. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, trans. Burton Raffel
21. The Curse of the Pharaohs, Elizabeth Peters
22. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
23. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
24. Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
And I've only really finished four of them,
1. Emma, Jane Austen. Half the time I was screaming at Emma 'you are so wrong! don't assume anything! can't you see can't you see!?'
2. The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings, Edgar Allan Poe. Powerful and evocative, Poe is truly the grand master of dread. Also DUPIN!!
3. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Perfection!! Applause for this!! I need more Dostoyevsky!!!
4. American Gods, Neil Gaiman. Another instant favorite. I had to adjust myself to read contemporary lit ahaha you know my preference for Dickensian wandering sentences.
Help why couldn't there be more hours in a day! I desperately want to read everything oh god for shame this does not even include the Wolfe and Wimsey and Agatha Christie ebooks oh no