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The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary by Edward Gorey
The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary

Constant Reader, March 21, 2015

Only Edward Gorey could have come up with this delightful book. Rather than the dark, gloomy, deserted landscapes and spooky houses that usually populate his work, this is a cheery tale of various sexcapades among a group of people (and one dog) at a country manor. Nothing is shown or stated outright, but the imagination will certainly fill in the gaps! (No dirty joke intended there.)
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The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary by Edward Gorey
The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary

Constant Reader, March 21, 2015

Only Edward Gorey could have come up with this delightful book. Rather than the dark, gloomy, deserted landscapes and spooky houses that usually populate his work, this is a cheery tale of various sexcapades among a group of people (and one dog) at a country manor. Nothing is shown or stated outright, but the imagination will certainly fill in the gaps! (No dirty joke intended there.)
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Hell House by Richard Matheson
Hell House

Constant Reader, October 23, 2014

Very few horror novels truly scare, especially these days. Matheson's work is the exception. Four investigators set out just before Christmas to document the supernatural occurrences of a legendarily haunted house, lured by an offer of $100,000 each to "clear" the house. One of the investigators, a well-known psychic, took part in a similar endeavor twenty years earlier, and he was the only one to escape uninjured and sane. With this background, how can the story miss? It doesn't. Christmas is anything but merry for these investigators.
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The House on the Strand by Daphne, Dame Du Maurier
The House on the Strand

Constant Reader, July 29, 2012

One of the best novels ever written!

Du Maurier is most famous - and deservedly so - for her novel "Rebecca". Thirty years (and a great many novels and short stories) later, she came out with this masterpiece. "The House on the Strand" weaves fact with fiction to stunning effect; Du Maurier's own house, Kilmarth (the dower house for Menabilly, which provided the background for "Rebecca") is the setting. Richard Young, a man going through a midlife crisis, acts as guinea pig for his brilliant scientist friend, Magnus. Magnus has stumbled across a potent drug that enables Richard to see and hear the events that occurred in Kilmarth and the surrounding area in the 14th century. Research proves that Richard is, indeed, witnessing real actions by real people, not experiencing hallucinations. The people, though, are so interesting, that Richard becomes an entirely different kind of drug addict, lying to his wife and stepsons and sneaking out of the house to get his "fix". A fascinating read with an unexpected ending.
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Constant Reader, September 1, 2011

And I don't even LIKE fantasy!

I'd read glowing reviews of this book, but I hesitated for a long time due to the fact that it's fantasy, which is not my genre. Finally, I gave in and bought it - and am I glad I did! Clarke sets her novel in the early years of the 19th century, during the Napoleonic Wars, and even uses the spelling of that time. The story follows the title characters, two magicians (in Clarke's fantasy world, being a magician is a profession like any other) who are, at first, master and student, then rivals. The book is filled with fictional footnotes, and juggles multiple story threads with ease. The characters are human and flawed; the situations are fascinating; the names have a distinct ring of Dickens. As a matter of fact, if Dickens had written fantasy, it might well have been something like this.
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