Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    This House Is Haunted...

    About halfway through. Not a frightening read really, but it certainly makes you think. The fact that the family, most of whom were young children, made such a little ordeal of a flippin' poltergeist is admirable. Also interesting how mundane poltergeist activity could become, things get thrown about and disappear and reappear somewhere else so often that they're all just kinda used to it. Things took an interesting turn in the last few chapters. It's talking. It's so bizarre reading what it has to say and thinking that these words were coming from beyond the grave but talked about in a very matter-of-fact way.
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  2. Saapanael

    Saapanael "Get a life, punk!"

    On Saturday, I heard a translation of Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum recited and really enjoyed it. Luckily, I have a collection of his short stories and will attempt to read some of them.
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  3. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    I used to have an audiobook collection of Poe's work. Ligeia and The Masque of the Red Death were my favourites.
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  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    My English teacher came up with the genius theory that the narrator died. Total bollocks and since then I’ve never read another Poe story. He’s fine and dandy but never really been my thing anyway.
  5. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Finished This House Is Haunted last night. It was indeed revealed that the children faked some of the happenings, but the investigators realised it was them almost immediately, which made it very unlikely that they had been behind everything else. Kind of an abrupt ending to the case, but I'm still not entirely convinced it didn't happen.
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  6. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    I like that The Conjuring 2 (based on the Enfield case) actually plays with the notion that it all could've been faked. A nice and welcome twist to the "ghost hunting" genre.
  7. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    I've just started reading Tori Telfer's Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History. So far it's promising to be a very interesting peek into the history of forgotten female serial killers. I've just read the intro, and am about to head into Elizabeth Báthory's chapter.

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