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CoraHirashiki

CoraHirashiki

Joined July 2018

💜 gothic, horror, western, & sci-fi 💚
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One of the most horrifying parts of this book concerns Spider the terrier. I kept imagining Puck, my own terrier, in Spider‘s place.

Nute Welcome back to Litsy! You were missed.💕 1mo
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I had a nightmare I got shot after reading this book, and it wasn‘t because of the titular story.

Recommend to fans of the Cohen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, and Martin McDonagh.

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Would an entry wound in the night make a hole wide as morning?

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Stop looking at my buttons

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I am in a cabin right now and this book did not disappoint.

Docfaraz I need this book 4w
CoraHirashiki @Docfaraz It‘s so good! 3w
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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Blood Orange Cocktail for our Dracul discussion at the Last Bookstore.

Bookwomble What did you (and your book club) make of this one? I've had it on my shelf for a free years, but not got to it yet. 5mo
CoraHirashiki @Bookwomble It‘s a fun romp! I don‘t think I will read it again and again, but I did enjoy it. (edited) 5mo
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🖊 Benjamin Schwartz

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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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I visited Cuba in winter of 2016, and this novel took me back. Here‘s a work from the factory turned club/art gallery that Clare visits.

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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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Great quote on theater-going from a book obsessed with liminal spaces.

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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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The deepest pleasure of the zombie story.

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The quote is so long it spills onto the next page.

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Lots of medieval torture devices (like the infamous stretching rack) in this gem that also features Jack the Ripper, Mr. Hyde, and the Grand Guignol.

I would say Sardonicus, my fave, is for fans of The Phantom of the Opera & The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A literary Sammy Glick 🏃🏽‍♂️

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The Haunted House | Charles Dickens
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“...I find the early morning to be my most ghostly time.”

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If I am flesh sunning on rock
If I am brain burning in fluorescent light

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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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“Why make a horror film?”
Terrific answer.

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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From “Strawberry Spring”

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Treats from a bookshop in Galway, Ireland. This cover definitely had me at hello.

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The Monk | Matthew Lewis
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Totally safe to judge this book by its cover.

Reasons to read it ⬇️

💀 The author was 20 years old and a member of Parliament

💀 It was an inspiration behind Poe‘s The Pit & The Pendulum

💀It‘s got the 3 bases of Gothic lit covered - paranoia, the barbaric, and the taboo

Bookwomble I've had this on my shelf for about twenty years - I really should try to read it at some point! How did you find it? 1y
CoraHirashiki @Bookwomble I liked it a lot - it pretty much epitomizes Gothic lit and is not at all boring. I was able to read most of it in one day 1y
Bookwomble @CoraKimiko I envy your reading speed - I'm a slow reader, so it'll take me some time to get through 400-odd pages 😊 1y
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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Cool description of a light. Also Gray Matter is making me not want to drink my morning smoothie.

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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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Anyone seen the TV show version? Curious if it‘s worth a watch 🤔

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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This first sentence.

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The Castle of Otranto | Horace Walpole
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“Since hell will not satisfy my curiosity” 😆