Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge Link-Up Post: Gothic or Horror Classic


Please link your reviews for your Gothic or Horror Classic here.  This is only for the Gothic or Horror Classic category.    If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Rebecca)." 

21 comments:

  1. Finished my Gothic classic a little under a week ago! So good!

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  2. I read Dracula and enjoyed it way more than I thought I would have!

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  3. I had expected Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to be scary, but it wasn't. It also wasn't anything like any representative I have ever seen on TV. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/31652839-marilyn?shelf=books-and-chocolates-challenge-2017

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    1. I also read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and was surprised at how different it is from the pop culture version. I really enjoyed it!

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  4. I read Wuthering Heights and enjoyed it more than I thought I would have.

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  5. Well, my link is added - twice, sorry! Wanted to correct my spelling mistake and try again to get the e-with-umlaut character to work with no luck on the latter. Can the first, pitiful attempt be removed? Thanks in any case!

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    1. Done! And I'm impressed by your attempt to add the umlaut. I've never managed to add any accent marks and I really should learn since I'm doing the European Reading Challenge.

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  6. I read and I liked some parts of the book, but the other parts were somewhat slow. Van Helsing talks too much ;)

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  7. I slogged through Rebecca (sorry, I just could not get into the narrator - I found her tedious and melodramatic).

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  8. I finished reading my selection for this category (The Picture of Dorian Gray) last month, but only just now got around to blogging about it! Oops.

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  9. I've just left a link to The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins. It blew me away. My favourite of the challenge so far.

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  10. Thousand and One Ghosts was the first Dumas I've read since I was a kid. I'd forgotten what vivid details he used. Recommended.

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  11. I reviewed two books because the first one (The Monk) I didn't really like but I am not sure if my second read (No Name) counts as "Gothic".

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  12. Just finished "The Monk" and that means I've completed all 12 categories!

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  13. Just read The Haunting of Hill House and really loved it. It wasn't really on my to-read list before this challenge, so thank you.

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  14. Sorry! Somehow I posted my Classic in Translation The Wreath here as well as in the correct place. Please remove it.

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  15. I had never managed to finish a Gothic novel before but Uncle Silas really drew me in.I read it while traveling and there were definitely moments when I was glad I was not on my own. Once again Books and Chocolate took me into a wider world of fiction.Thank you.

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  16. My second reading of The Picture of Dorian Gray...even better the second time around.

    http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-picture-of-dorian-gray-by-oscar.html

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  17. I read Rebecca and glad that I somehow managed to not spoil the ending for myself, even though the book is 79 years old. :)

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  18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - A great deal is implied rather than explicitly stated about Dorian's lifestyle. No question that he is a narcissist and likely a hedonist as well. I don't think he was that way until Basil and Lord Henry spent so much time commenting on this looks, but he needs to be responsible for his own actions and it doesn't appear he has any remorse about things he has done. Does Gothic literature have to be creepy? An interesting ending to Dorian's story. I didn't realize until I read this that so many people assumed things about Dorian's life based on the rumors about Oscar Wilde's life.

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  19. I almost avoided this category, but I'm so glad I didn't, because I loved Daphne du Morier's Rebecca! It was go good!!

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