Monday, August 25, 2008

R.I.P. III Challenge


It's time!!! Carl is dusting off his challenge hat and gearing up to be our fearless (fearful?) leader for the third Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge!
I've decided to embark upon Peril the First:
Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.
I think I can, I think I can!
Instead of choosing any four specific books, I've pulled the following list off of my shelves, and I can't wait to see what grabs me!
Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier (a scandal that I haven't read this yet)
Smoke & Mirrors, by Neil Gaiman
We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
I, Lucifer, by Glen Duncan
I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
Vamps, by Nancy A. Collins
Freaks, by Annette Curtis Klause
Heroes and Villains, by Angela Carter
Lonely Werewolf Girl, by Martin Millar
And I have plenty of others that I could choose from. I'll keep you all posted between September 1st and October 31st! It promises to be good fun.

16 comments:

  1. I feel like Once Upon a Time just ended so I'm not sure how dusty my hat was! ;) Glad to pull it back out though.

    It is scandalous that you haven't read Rebecca!!! :) Just kidding, but it is a wonderful book, very moody and atmospheric. I'm going to be re-reading (and listening on audio) to some of Neil's stories out of both collections during this challenge. I think you'll enjoy We. I was so amazed reading it and thinking of the time period and place it was written in. I am reading my first Angela Carter, the Bloody Chamber, for the challenge as well. Just got it from the library this weekend. Certainly looking forward to what you think of Lonely Werewolf Girl.

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  2. i love the pool of books everyone lists! Rebecca is on my list too! and I recently read Freaks.. that was pretty good !

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  3. I Am Legend is on my list too :)

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  4. I'm putting my list together! I'm excited about this challenge, especially since it's been a while since I've actually participated in one. Great choices. I'll be interested in your thoughts on I Am Legend.

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  5. I haven't had a chance to put a list together, but I will this week. I've read a few of the books on your list, and they were all good! Rebecca, Smoke and Mirrors and Freaks! Can't wait to see what you choose!

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  6. Oh I loved I, Lucifer a couple of years ago. I must read Fragile Things by Gaiman. Looking forward to your review of Lonely Werewolf Girl as I keep seeing it in bookshops.

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  7. Rebecca is amazing. I'm reasonably sure you'll love. Oh dang, now I feel the itch to reread it too!

    I have I, Lucifer too. Maybe I'll read it too. That is, if I can find it. I have way to many books.

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  8. Ok, the only one of those that I have read is Rebecca! Looks like you have some fun reading ahead of you.

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  9. I've never read Rebecca either! I must do something about that. I hope you enjoy Smoke & Mirrors! And everything else you decide to pick up.

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  10. We both have Rebecca on our pool!

    And Smoke and Mirrors is just lovely, lovely. To me it's the best introduction to Neil Gaiman I can think of just in case people are wary of tackling his novels first.

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  11. Oh, I'm jealous that you are getting to read Rebecca for the first time - it's such a great book! Have you seen the Hitchcock film adaptation?

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  12. Oh I hope you do read Rebecca... Such a fabulous book. Have fun with the challenge!

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  13. Ooh I have Rebecca and Smoke & Mirrors on my list too, The Bloody Chamber. I'll read Rebecca if you do ;)

    Enjoy!

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  14. Wow I didn't know "We" is a ghost/horror story! Now I'll have to jump ahead and read it!

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  15. I'm so happy to see lots of people reading Rebecca and other du Maurier titles. They are excellent RIP choices.

    Smoke & Mirrors is a great collection.

    Freaks has been on my wishlist since Carl mentioned it last year. I really need to pick that one up soon.

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  16. I read Rebecca for last year's RIP and can highly recommend it. I am going to catch the film sometime before halloween this year.

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