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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A bit of Lovecraft

I've never managed to find any Lovecraft and yet everyone raves about his works, so I was amazed when a copy became available on bookhopper!
The book is called 'Dagon and Other Macabre Tales' and so far I've read the first, and title, story. Quite a short story at about 7 pages and not nearly as scary as I was expecting!
Well this was an interesting journey! Though most of the stories in this volume were pretty unremarkable there were one or two gems. The title story is quite creepy, if far too short,but there's a much longer story in there called Herbert West, Re-animator which makes it worth owning this book! Its creepy and humorous at once!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wild dogs and americans...

Next up another Jack London story, again on the Nintendo DS. This time the much shorter Call of the Wild written 5 years earlier in 1900. This is a story about a dog named Buck and his adventures in the Klondike gold fields.
Another enjoyable dog story from Mr London. I suppose I should have read this novella first but it was only after I was halfway through White Fang that I realised that this story was part of the '100 classic Novels for the DS'!