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The Classics (and Classic Horror novels)

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Walter o'Dim, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Walter o'Dim

    Walter o'Dim Well-Known Member

    once again thanks!
  2. Walter o'Dim

    Walter o'Dim Well-Known Member

    I've read that one.. it was ok but it left me wanting something more
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  3. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Lord of the Hornets? :p
  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Lord of the Larva?
  5. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I read Of Mice And Men in school, but can't remember anything about it, all I know of it now is from 11/22/63. I probably never even paid attention to it in school - I didn't like reading then.

    Has anyone read H.G Wells' War of the Worlds? I adore Jeff Wayne's musical, and want to read it, I have the ebook but I think it is something I would want to read as a real book, don't know why - just doesn't seem right reading a classic on modern technology.
  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    i have watched the movie and have yet to read the book. Next time i go to the library will check and see if they have it.
  7. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    The one with tom god damn cruise (hate that little prick) that was set in America? I mean, changing the country it is set in is one thing, but casting tom cruise? Nah, sorry, I can't watch that.
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  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Don't let the language scare you... It's only English!
    But seriously, just take your time with it. We tend to think of the classics as being high literature because they are written in a version of English that has "moved on" but in reality, they were mostly just written in the language of the day. Why don't you try reading the daily installments of Dickens' A Christmas Carol that accompany Jake & company's vignettes. It can be a good exercise to help you get familiar with the language. You can find them here:
    A (SKMB) Christmas Carol | The StephenKing.com Message Board

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...more horrifying YET!...Lord of the Dance!......


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...who looks, come to think of it, like Mike Reno from Loverboy....
  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yepper- seperated at birth!!!
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  12. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Not sure if Lord of the Flies would count...had to read it once, didn't finish it, but it (seemed like it) was good! ;)
    Maybe Catcher in the Rye...still gotta finish that! :p
  13. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    If you read Catcher in the Rye, be sure to also read Salinger's other stories, but especially Raise High the Roof Beams Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.
    there's some business in the second that applies...I think...to Catcher...this business about touching. Not as obvious in Catcher alone...but taken with Raise High the Roof Beams Carpenters...check out the parade scene in this second...apply that to Catcher...and mayhap the parents are touchy for whatever reason...zooey is a hoot...wanting to come home to a different house. Heh! [/spoilers]
  14. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    H.G. Wells had so many great books. Loved the time machine too.

    The best movie adaption of War of the Worlds is the Night that Panicked America. It's not about the book. It's about the radio broadcast. I absolutely love the scene of the butler with a cigar.
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  15. Terry B

    Terry B Well-Known Member

    I just yesterday downloaded Dracula from Amazon and I've already read the Picture of Dorian Gray. Got to love those free downloads.
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  16. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Wow, I hadn't thought about that book in years! That was a messed up story....
  17. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Manny of the above, but especially Mathewson's "Graveyard Shift." Creepy, and brilliant.
  18. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    On a whim, I went in search of a cheap used copy online and found this cheaper than most single war of the worlds books.
    I'd heard of the time machine but not the others (i know of the old invisible man film, don't know if it's based on the wells book).
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  19. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member


    I haven't read First Men In The Moon. Never heard if it. But it's IN instead of ON.

    I think the invisible man movie is based on the novel. But as with the other three that have been turned into movies, it may be loosely based on it.


    I once read a book about Jack the Ripper travelling through HG Wells Time machine to modern day and Wells following him. All I remember was because by the 70's (which was modern day when the book was written) the time machine had been moved to the US that's where they ended up. Probably New York. And Wells ended up in what he assumed a restaurant, standing behind others, and describing everything as a scientist who has never seen this stuff, and after listening to others order, he asked for "a quarter pounder with" but has NO idea what it is....even after he gets it. Quarter pound of what? Some kind of meat substitute is what he finally decides. Anyway, it was a good book. Not a classic, but a cross between a few classics.
  20. goathunter

    goathunter Well-Known Member

    Yes, The Invisible Man (the original Universal film) was based on H.G. Wells's book, though it veered a lot from Wells's story.

    The novel about H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper was Karl Alexander's Time After Time, which was also adapted into a great movie starring Malcolm McDowell and David Warner.

    Time After Time - KARL ALEXANDER

    Time After Time (1979) - IMDb

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