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decided to take a break from my latest group of 5 and get into the Halloween spirit during the month of October

Frankenstein (Shelly)
Dracula (Stoker)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Stevenson)


actually started these during the last few days of September
wasn't sure i'd get thru them all before Halloween but i've already torn thru Dorian Gray and Jekyll & Hyde...about half way thru Frankenstein right now
if i have some time remaining before the 31st i think i'll pick up my copy of Edgar Allan Poe and re-read some of his stories as well

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Jocee wrote:
The Tell tale Heart is a good one along with Murders in the Rue Morgue. I really like Poe's
stories and poems. 

Conqueror Worm is still my favourite from Poe...it creeps me out every time i read it
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Jocee wrote:
What did you think of Dorian Gray?  Just curious.

it's the one and only thing from Wilde that i've read...it was VERY good
the story is incredibly risque for it's time (1890)...it was loaded with concealed sexual overtones

beautifully written/incredibly daring
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must admit to not being very successful with my last group of 5

Death of Ivan Ilyich (Tolstoy) was excellent...still have to go back and read a few of the lesser short stories in the book

Metamorphoses (Ovid) was an extremely difficult/dry read...i had to use a lot of cheats to get thru it tbh...and i still didn't understand a majority of what i was reading 🙂

A Doll's House (Ibsen) was a fairly simple story...i felt like i was sitting in a Stratford theater when reading it...really enjoyed it

Faust (Goethe) was far too Shakespearean for my tastes...i confess to having a very difficult time with anything "Shakespeare"...i closed it up after approx 25 pages ...maybe someday in the future i'll try to tackle it

Poems of Giacomo Leopardi is a work in progress 🙂...i quickly learned that i'm going to have to come back and read single poems from this book...it's just too much/too many to take in all at once

i've moved to a new group of 5

The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
A Room With a View (Forster)
A Farewell To Arms (Hemingway)

starting with this...

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