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review 2020-05-30 15:01
The Ghost Pirates
The Ghost Pirates and Others: The Best of William Hope Hodgson - William Hope Hodgson,Jeremy Lassen

by William Hope Hodson

 

This is an old sea story with the tone of the nineteenth century style of relating such tales. It tells of a ship reported to be haunted and the protagonist's experience of seeing shades on deck that seems to prove the tales are true.

 

Nineteeth century writers often put in a lot of detail and the story can drag a bit, but at the same time it's an interesting ghost story and the sort of thing that has a lot of atmosphere. Fans of traditional ghost stories won't be disappointed!

 

The story is relatively short, under 200 pages, and plenty happens to keep the reader interested despite the apparently slow pace. The characters are especially well defined and readers should not miss the Appendix at the back!

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text 2020-05-30 12:38
Reading progress update: I've read 250 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles

Zeus prophesies the death of Patroclus.

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text 2020-05-30 09:43
Reading progress update: I've read 240 out of 683 pages.
The Iliad - Homer,Bernard Knox,Robert Fagles

Hera tries to persuade Poseidon to defend the Argives against Zeus - but he declines.

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text 2020-05-29 19:24
Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 544 pages.
The Heptameron (Penguin Classics) - Marguerite de Navarre

Story 10: Amador has fallen in love...with a twelve year old. But then, apparently so have all the other men at court...

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text 2020-05-29 10:37
Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 417 pages.
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

Here is the thing about this book: I´m intrigued by it, but after having finished one chapter, I´m ruminating on it for about half a day.

 

Not only have I to digest the things that are happening between these eccentric characters, I have to wrap my head around the language and the whole Oxford college situation, which is confusing because I know absolutely nothing about the college system in Oxford, its customs and schedules.

 

All of this doesn´t make this a book fit for BL-opoly. It´s a book I want to read slowly, thinking about it for a bit after I have finished a chapter and don´t feel pressured into reading it. Which I ultimately do, if I´m reading it for the game. And I would really like to read a book alongside it, which isn´t such a demanding read as this one is.

 

So this might end up being a DNF for the game, without me actually DNFing this book (if that makes sense to you). That way I could throw the dice once more tomorrow, picking a lighter read and I can finish this book at my own leisure.

 

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