background preloader


Facebook Twitter


The Toast - A willing foe, and sea room. Sneak peeks at great reads, behind-the-scenes insights from authors, lively & provocative reader's guides & fabulous free books. Best Sellers. What should I read next. Quasars and nebulas. 5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free. Growing up in Greece in the early 90s, horror fiction was in limited supply.

5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free

It took ages for books to get translated (if they ever did) and it was always the best sellers: S. King, D. Koontz, Clive Barker and so on. I read faster than they were publishing. So I taught myself English the brute force way; by reading English horror paperbacks way above my reading level (Graham Joyce's The Tooth Fairy at age twelve did some things to my psyche). The only other horror fiction being publisher were the pulps. Today you can buy books for a buck on Amazon, so I doubt anyone is that hard up for reading material. So, where do you get these wonderful books? 'Carmilla' - Sheridan Le Fanu - 1872 Starting with my favorite vampire story. Do I have a book for you.

Carmilla is the story of Laura, a young adult woman that lives in a castle with her widowed father. Also features a proto-Van Helsing, Baron Vordenburg. 'At the Mountains of Madness' - H.P. 'The King in Yellow' - Robert W. What else? Price: $5.36. A Community of Classics Lovers. Book eater. Book Recommendations and Reviews. Strange Horizons, a weekly speculative fiction magazine. Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy : Issue 107. Science fiction. Fantasy. The universe. And related subjects. Literatura e Internet. Papel en blanco.

Tolkien Cliches - Curiosity Quills Press. Everyone sees them, but no one does anything about them.

Tolkien Cliches - Curiosity Quills Press

They are the silent menace, stalking after the unwary fantasy writer like wolves after a lamb. They are… Some clarification probably required: I don’t consider Tolkien my favorite fantasy writer. (That would be Guy Gavriel Kay). I do think that he built a very complete world, and I wish more fantasy authors had the time and dedication that he did, and were as judicious about their use of mythology and as in love with their chosen subjects. But he is not to blame for the way that people have taken his books as the model for fantasy. And most of the time, those imitations are themselves imperfect, and ignore a lot of what went on in the beginning story. 1) Tolkien’s world isn’t actually medieval. The only society that might qualify for this is Gondor, which does have a King at some points in its history and which calls on its allies, lesser lords, to help defend it in war. Give your King some problems. 2) The Dark Lord is just dark. Tagpacker.

Conscience is just a polite term for cowardice. “Is she queer?”: Fanny Price’s Protest Against Sublime and Beautiful Heteronormativity. Remarks, mostly directed at Fanny Price.

“Is she queer?”: Fanny Price’s Protest Against Sublime and Beautiful Heteronormativity

After our class finished reading and analyzing thenovel, I interviewed my fellow students about their opinions of Fanny. She was accused of being³revoltingly meek,´ ³dull,´ ³spineless,´ a ³bore,´ and a ³pansy.´ The cure for Fanny looks grim:³she needs to be medicated´ or ³she should be drowned like the wet rat she is.´ At the sametime, she had a small group of supporters that sympathized with her ³meek´ behavior and sawher as ³steady,´ ³principled,´ ³pious,´ and most insightfully, ³misunderstood.´ These responsesmade me wonder whether or not her self-proclaimed enemies and some of her fans have simply been reading Fanny¶s ³Twitter´ feed or, in other words, have been interpreting Fanny¶s personality based solely on her public presentation instead of looking at her internal life as well.Outwardly, Fanny Price often represents the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century idealof meek, weak femininity.

Ane Austen and theTheatre The. Pdfs - books + essays + zines. Say maybe, the lake. Book List of Book Lists.