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My own answers to that last book meme

Now with comments!

Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole
Vathek, William Beckford
The Monk, Matthew Gregory Lewis
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (Terrible. Really poor piece of writing. The Lovecraft spoof 'Herbert West: Re-animator' is much better.)
Melmoth the Wanderer, Charles Robert Maturin
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Edgar Allen Poe ("Tekeli-li! Tekeli-Li")
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh, J. Sheridan LeFanu
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott
She, Henry Rider Haggard
Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twilight of the Gods, Richard Garnett
The Story of the Glittering Plain, William Morris
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Dracula, Bram Stoker
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
The House on the Borderland, William Hope Hodgson
Black Magic, Marjorie Bowen
Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm
A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Night Land, William Hope Hodgson
Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Citadel of Fear, Francis Stevens
A Voyage to Arcturus, David Lindsay
The Worm Ourobouros, E.R. Eddison
The Haunted Woman, David Lindsay
Lady into Fox and A Man in the Zoo, David Garnett
The King of Elfland's Daughter, Lord Dunsany
The Ship of Ishtar, Abraham Merritt
The Trial and The Castle, Franz Kafka (I'll read these one day...)
Witch Wood, John Buchan
War in Heaven, Charles Williams
Turnabout, Thorne Smith
The Night Life of the Gods, Thorne Smith
Dwellers in the Mirage, Abraham Merritt
Zothique, Clark Ashton Smith
The Werewolf of Paris, Guy Endore
Lost Horizon, James Hilton
Northwest Smith, Catherine L. Moore
Jirel of Joiry, Catherine L. Moore
The Circus of Dr Lao, Charles G. Finney
Land Under England, Joseph O'Neill
Conan the Conqueror, Robert E. Howard (Howard's Conan stories are much better than I expected.)
At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft ("Tekeli-Li! Tekeli-Li!")

To Walk the Night, William Sloane
Roads, Seabury Quinn
The Once and Future King, T.H. White
Slaves of Sleep, L. Ron Hubbard
Caravan for China, Frank R. Stuart
Fear, L. Ron Hubbard
Darker Than You Think, Jack Williamson
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, H.P. Lovecraft
Land of Unreason, Fletcher Pratt & L. Sprague de Camp
Conjure Wife, Fritz Leiber
The Book of Ptath, A.E. van Vogt
The Dark World and The Valley of the Flame, Henry Kuttner
Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone, Mervyn Peake (I read Titus Groan about 25 years ago and finished it without ever getting into it. Great atmosphere, but very slow.)
The Exploits of Engelbrecht, Maurice Richardson
Mistress Masham's Repose, T.H. White
Adept's Gambit, Fritz Leiber
The Well of the Unicorn, Fletcher Pratt
You're All Alone, Fritz Leiber
The Dying Earth, Jack Vance (There aren't many books I ever re-read, but I re-read this every so often. Wonderful.)
The Devil in Velvet, John Dickson Carr
The Tritonian Ring, L. Sprague de Camp
Three Hearts and Three Lions, Poul Anderson (Good romantic (in the medieval sense) fantasy.)
The Sword of Rhiannon, Leigh Brackett
The Broken Sword, Poul Anderson (Loved this. Wanted it to be longer.)
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (Must get around to re-reading this some time.)

The Golden Strangers, Henry Treece
The Great Captains, Henry Treece
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock (How modest of Moorcock to include one of his own books! This is very good, although if I had to pick one Moorcock book to include it would be 'The Warhound and the World's Pain'.)
The Serpent, Atlan, The City, Some Summer Lands, Jane Gaskell
The Crystal World, J.G. Ballard
Black Easter and The Day After Judgement, James Blish
Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin
A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula le Guin (The fourth and fifth books in the series are the best, although I seem to be the only person who thinks so. The first is a little straightforward in my view.)
The Green Man, Kingsley Amis
Neither the Sea nor the Sand, Gordon Honeycombe
The Philosopher's Stone, Colin Wilson
The Pastel City, M. John Harrison
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Angela Carter
Red Shift, Alan Garner (I read this when I was still in primary school and really can't remember anything about it.)
The Compleat Enchanter, L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt
The Alteration, Kingsley Amis
Our Lady of Darkness, Fritz Leiber
The Drawing of the Dark, Tim Powers
The Sending, Geoffrey Household
The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett (I liked Pratchett back in these days when he was writing spoofs. I don't find his later stuff as funny.)
The Businessman: A Tale of Terror, Thomas M. Disch
Hawksmoore, Peter Ackroyd
Expecting Someone Taller, Tom Holt


Aug. 10th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hmm, 4. Not a genre I've explored much then.