Lair of the White Worm
In a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens: a demented mesmerist, hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves; a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string;... show more
In a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens: a demented mesmerist, hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves; a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string; and all the while, the great white worm slithers below, seeking its next victim... Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula, is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror.
Publish date: October 1st 2002
Publisher: Deodand Publishing
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
I usually avoid abridged books like the plague, but I think I nonetheless ended up with an abridged version of Lair of the White Worm. Which is unfortunate. Or maybe not. It’s hard to tell whether this story would be made better or worse by expounding upon it. It starts with long-lost relatives me...
my rating: 4.5Goodreads challenges:2016 Choose Your Own Challenge:a book that you've seen the movie but haven't read the book.what did I think of it:for the last few days since I started I've been listing to it on audio book at loyalbooks.com and I actually enjoyed it a lot better then I thought I w...
But the worm got fat an' grewed an' grewed, An' grewed an aaful size; He'd greet big teeth, a greet big gob, An greet big goggly eyes. - C M Leumane, The Lambton Worm (1867)Bram Stoker, Irish author of the immortal classic Dracula, wrote The Lair of the White Worm a year before his death in 1912. a...
I read this as part of Dracula's Guest and Other Stories. The footnotes were better than the story.
It's hard to believe that the same author who wrote Dracula penned this one. Unbelievably bad plotting, where otherwise interesting characters do astoundingly stupid and ridiculous things just so that the author can have the ending he wanted. Just silly.