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Old 11-27-2011, 04:26 AM   #11
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the telltale heart by edgar allen poe.

the outsider by hp lovecraft
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The ones that I revisit the most are : The Fall of the House of Usher by E.A. Poe, The Dunwich Horror, The Hound, The Whisperer in the Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft.
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Little Sister of Eluria by Stephen King
Guts by Chuck Palahniuk
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Word Processor of the Gods
The Jaunt
Milkman I & II
The Reaper's Image - Stephen King

The Lurking Fear
The Hound
Herbert West: Re-Animator
Polaris - H.P. Lovecraft

The Proud Robot - Henry Kuttner

Planet of Fakers - J.T. McIntosh

The Open Door - Charlotte Riddell

The Autopsy - Michael Shea

The Dead Past
Pate de Foie Gras
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

Vanni Fucci is Alive and Well and Living in Hell - Dan Simmons

Lost Memory - I forget

One Flesh: A Cautionary Tale - Robert Devereaux

An Elegy for Angels and Dogs - Walter Jon Williams


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I have several, as I find novellas to be the most suitable literary medium for horror. Someone mentioned The Outsider by Mr. L-craft, which is a short story that really does the best of the medium, I find.

...but The Red Tower and Gas Station Carnivals by Thomas Ligotti are two of my absolute favourites.
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I'm at work at the mo so can't remember the titles, but three fave horror shorts writers I like are
Edward Lee
R Chetwynd Hayes
HP Lovecraft
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I have a problem. I have been reading regularly for about 20 years. And as much as i can dig into hard reads and come out fine I find it impossible to read Edgar Allen Poe. And I am fascinated by his work. Anything translated to film has been great. Knowing what the stories are about makes me continue to try. Does anyone have any advice on how to understand his stories? I remember in high school I zipped through the crap they made us read with no issue. (I did enjoy Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies) but when it got to Shakespeare I totally tanked. Could not comprehend it for the life of me. I cheated to pass my class that year.

Anyway, I want to be able to read Poe. I have a book of all his works. Can anyone help?
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I have a problem. I have been reading regularly for about 20 years. And as much as i can dig into hard reads and come out fine I find it impossible to read Edgar Allen Poe. And I am fascinated by his work. Anything translated to film has been great. Knowing what the stories are about makes me continue to try. Does anyone have any advice on how to understand his stories? I remember in high school I zipped through the crap they made us read with no issue. (I did enjoy Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies) but when it got to Shakespeare I totally tanked. Could not comprehend it for the life of me. I cheated to pass my class that year.

Anyway, I want to be able to read Poe. I have a book of all his works. Can anyone help?
I know what you mean, sometimes I find things neigh impossible to read due to style, but not content.

My suggestion, which has worked for me sometimes is to watch a movie of it or more modernly written version of it and then read the original work. Maybe even go through a Cliffnotes booklet of it, never used one myself tho so dunno how useful that would be.
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I considered doing just that but for one thing I have an issue reading things after I've seen them on screen. I just think it takes some of the appeal out of it. As for the cliff notes, definitely would help me.

I guess my problem is I really want to learn how to read that old english style. One of my favorite stories of all time, The Dark Tower, is inspired by the poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" and I don't get it. At all.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Childe...ark_Tower_Came

It's like trying to learn a new language which is never something I've been good at. But I want to in the worst way.
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Well, I do love Shakespeare, but It's not always easy to absorb. I loved that one version of Romeo and Juliet with DiCaprio because the modern visuals made it easy to understand the dialogue.

And then there was that version of Merchant of Venice with Al Pachino that was just impossible to keep up with, but I loved the book in highschool. (They talked pretty fast and the next line came quick too )

I get what you mean about seeing and reading, but it worked for me with Count of Monte Cristo and Pride and Prejudice. To each his own of course, but it helped me. Of course those had great movie versions too.
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