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The.Intentional.Reader
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So I loved Borne (just got through with it last night), so I had to go today and get this one. This is the 2nd in the Borne storyline. I already have the 3rd book , Dead Astronauts, waiting for me on my reading side table!

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Verba Docent
Mehso-so

This tale has some excellent elements, but I think it is weakened by the long, overly-detailed descriptions HPL sometimes includes. Usually these relate to describing alien physiology or strange geometry. I like those elements in general, but not when they detract from the plot and become boring. Speaking of the plot, it was interesting and quite good as a horror read. The ending was the best part descriptively, if unsurprising.

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NeonKnight
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Got some christmas gifts!

#thekinginyellow
#chambers
#weirdlit

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Verba Docent
The King in Yellow | Robert Chambers
Mehso-so

Most people will be introduced to this through Lovecraft. A strange collection of short stories & poems. The first 4 stories are excellent weird tales. The 5th, The Demoiselle d'Ys (my fav), is a supernatural tale of a different kind than the preceding. The rest is a collection of bizarre poems & some short stories mostly about artists & romance with no (or few) elements that link them to the earlier works. Overall worth reading, but a mixed bag.

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GhostStories
Bailedbailed

Oof. Skipped most of the stories because I could not stomach his sophomoric aping of better writers. And what a hard-on he has for hard-drinking, big-dicked bad boys! Pass.

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Sweetkokoro
The Warren | Brian Evenson
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Mehso-so

This was an impulse pick at the library the other day, the idea seemed interesting, X wants to know if he is human or not and what its purpose is. Altogether it was rather boring and nothing was ever actually answered. It had intriguing moments but nothing mind blowing.
Impulse read 10pts participation 1pt =11pts
#wintergames #elfies

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Tungsten_Peerts
Songs of a Dead Dreamer | Thomas Ligotti

I reaaallllly need a good creepy book for the holidays. ;) Suggestions welcome, but beware, my tastes are slightly eccentric -- if you know who Thomas Ligotti is, he's a good example of the kind of horror fiction I like ...

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MaggieWhoever
King Rat | China Miville
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I've been working a lot the last few weeks and haven't had much time for reading so I decided that the best way to start my Saturday was breakfast and a book. I'm about halfway through this one and so far it's a fun and weird book. I'm looking forward to spending some time on it over the weekend.
#weirdfiction #breakfastandabook #slowreader

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The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Pickpick

• Good, creepy, atmospheric short story; my first H.P. Lovecraft. While the story itself left a bit to be desired, I think the prose set the tone perfectly and really helped me enjoy it more. I'll stick with a story as long as the language/writing is pleasing, and for me, this one was full of descriptive magic •

#SerialReader #classics #scifi #horror #readingtheclassics #newtomeauthor #HPLovecraft

kaysworld1 Loyal Capricorn lady high five got another one here 🤙❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Readage @kaysworld1 ❤️😉 2mo
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Balibee146
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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#gratefulreads today's prompt is #ashortstory
I've had this huge collection on #kindle for a while and I need to start reading them. Think 2020 will be my year of the short story ❤️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere Ooooh, I'm intrigued! Looks like my sort of short stories 2mo
Balibee146 @Lucy_Anywhere it is a really big collection... The physical book looks lovely but was just too big lol.... So sure there will be lots of stories to love ❤️ 2mo
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Mandoul Worth checking out Luke Smitherd, who has a few collections of really good alternative short stories on ebook 2mo
Balibee146 Thanks @mandoul I'll check him out now 👍 2mo
Balibee146 @mandoul I had just cancelled my kindle unlimited subscription as didn't use it enough and was due to end in the a few days ... Loads of his stuff available on unlimited and look intriguing so guess I'll be reactivating it today lol 👍😁👍 2mo
Mandoul In that case i really hope you enjoy his books 😂 the Black Room and Head Full of Knives are two that I enjoyed 2mo
Balibee146 @mandoul I downloaded Head Full of Knives and Weird, Dark this morning 😁 thanks! 2mo
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