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text 2017-08-07 07:36
Book Booty, August 2017


So, a visit to Kitabain brought me these beauties. Let’s look at them all:


I am slowly collecting my way through the Discworld novels. Sadly, I still have a ways to go. Anyway, planning to get back to this series as soon as I find the second book.



This hardcover edition is beautiful and contains many of the short stories written by Poe. The cover shows an orangutan from a murder mystery. A good addition to my collection, won’t you say so?




Part of the Ender’s Quintet and the very book that I needed to read next in this series. Can’t wait to get started.


Read my review of the Speaker for the Dead book here.






The unassuming cover opens into a most amazing book. You will find Victor Frankenstein’s experiments that led to the creation of his monster spawn. The book has illustrations, photographs, and log entries that give it an authenticity.


For my ongoing love affair with all things Frankenstein, you might wanna check out Project Frankenstein.


I think this is a good haul. How about you?

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review 2016-09-06 18:31
The Black Cat
The Black Cat (Story Classic) - Edgar Allan Poe





I know this was the obvious choice for the Black cat square of the bingo card but I had never read it before. Come to think of it, I am not sure I ever read Edgar Allen Poe (*gasp*). Well let me tell you, as an animal lover I read this with my mouth hanging open. It is shocking and heartbreaking and disgusting but ultimately satisfying! 


 Another bingo block done!




"...and a cat. This latter was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree."

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review 2015-07-08 17:39
Review: The Heartbeat Thief by AJ Krafton


Haunted by a crushing fear of death, a young Victorian woman discovers the secret of eternal youth—she must surrender her life to attain it, and steal heartbeats to keep it.


In 1860 Surrey, a young woman has only one occupation: to marry. Senza Fyne is beautiful, intelligent, and lacks neither wealth nor connections. Finding a husband shouldn’t be difficult, not when she has her entire life before her. But it’s not life that preoccupies her thoughts. It’s death—and that shadowy spectre haunts her every step. So does Mr. Knell. Heart-thumpingly attractive, obviously eligible—he’d be her perfect match if only he wasn’t so macabre. All his talk about death, all that teasing about knowing how to avoid it…


When her mother arranges a courtship with another man, Senza is desperate for escape from a dull prescripted destiny. Impulsively, she takes Knell up on his offer. He casts a spell that frees her from the cruelty of time and the threat of death—but at a steep price. In order to maintain eternal youth, she must feed on the heartbeats of others.


It’s a little bit Jane Austen, a little bit Edgar Allen Poe, and a whole lot of stealing heartbeats in order to stay young and beautiful forever. From the posh London season to the back alleys of Whitechapel, across the Channel, across the Pond, across the seas of Time… How far will Senza Fyne go to avoid Death?

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text 2015-06-20 07:07
Christopher Lee liest Edgar Allen Poe – Glorious!
The Complete Works Of Edgar Allen Poe - Edgar Allan Poe

Sir Christopher Lee, Schauspieler und Sänger, der am 7. Juni diesen Jahres verstorben ist, hat sich nicht nur als Bond-Bösewicht bewährt, sondern auch in zahlreichen Literaturverfilmungen und Bühnenadaptionen toller Literatur mitgewirkt - so zum Beispiel als Saruman in den Verfilmungen von Tolkiens Herr der Ringe. Außerdem aber u.a. auch in Verfilmungen von Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes, einer Komödie basierend auf Dumas' Drei Musketieren (mit einem von George MacDonald Fraser verfassten Drehbuch. MacFraser ist einigen vielleicht als Autor der Flashman-Bücher bekannt), der Miniserie Palast der Winde (basierend auf dem Roman von M. M. Kaye) und einer Verfilmung von Lindgrens Mio, mein Mio und Pascal Merciers Nachtzug nach Lissabon. 


Zusätzlich zur Leinwand hat Lee einigen Geschichten aber auch mit bloßer Stimme Leben eingehaucht und über zwei Paradebeispiele bin ich vor einigen Tagen durch Zufall im Netz gestolpert: Sir Christopher Lee liest Edgar Allen Poe - einmal The Raven und The Tell Tale Heart und es ist herrlich schaurig!


Weiterlesen auf Lesemanie: den kompletten Post mit Christopher Lees Lesungen zweier Poe-Geschichten gibt es hier

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review 2015-01-03 00:00
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale Heart; The Cask of the Amontillado; The Masque of the Red Death; The Fall of the House of Usher; The ... Purloined Letter; The Pit and the Pendulum
The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe: Tell Tale Heart; The Cask of the Amontillado; The Masque of the Red Death; The Fall of the House of Usher; The ... Purloined Letter; The Pit and the Pendulum - Allan Poe, Edgar Edgar Allan Poe was remarkable in telling terrifying tales. This volume includes: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, & The Pit and the Pendulum and even more.

His writing has enduring high standards.

Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QW8ZBDU/ref=x_gr_w_bb_t1_x?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_t1_x-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00QW8ZBDU&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
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