The Ghost of Flight 401 by John Fuller – R.I.P. VII

I bought John Fuller’s The Ghost of Flight 401 at a book sale recently. The copy looked and smelled wonderfully old, and that combined with the word ‘ghost’ in the title is what made me buy it. It was only after I came home with my bag full of books, read the back cover andContinue reading “The Ghost of Flight 401 by John Fuller – R.I.P. VII”

The Dreams in The Witch-House by Howard P. Lovecraft – R.I.P. VII

The Dreams in The Witch-House is a short story / novella by H. P. Lovecraft, part of his Cthulhu Mythos. I read it for the R.I.P. Challenge. I can’t believe I read so few horror-ish books for R.I.P. this year, but I am going to spend this last week making up for all the lost time.Continue reading “The Dreams in The Witch-House by Howard P. Lovecraft – R.I.P. VII”

The Terror by Dan Simmons – R.I.P. VII

I wanted to buy a non-fiction book on Mary Celeste (I don’t remember its name) when I came across this one. If there is one thing I have always been scared of, it’s water and oceans and sea life and such and the premise of this book, a lost expedition, seemed fascinating.  It was snowingContinue reading “The Terror by Dan Simmons – R.I.P. VII”

A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson – R.I.P. VII

(Another R.I.P VII book.) I read I Am Legend about a year ago and loved it, which makes me wonder why I waited so long before reading another one of Matheson’s books. A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson is a horror novel and is a great book. I haven’t seen the Kevin Bacon movie,Continue reading “A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson – R.I.P. VII”

The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore – R.I.P. VII

Summary: Our unnamed narrator, an American grad student living in Paris, chances upon an old manuscript, and the reference to “luperal temples”catches his eye – “lupa” being Latin for wolf. The manuscript, which he calls “the Galliez report”, is the defense at the court-martial of Sergeant Bertrand Calliet, the eponymous werewolf. His research leads ourContinue reading “The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore – R.I.P. VII”

Readers Imbibing Peril VII

I participated in the R. I. P. (hosted at Stainless Steel Droppings) Challenge last year and read spent two months discovering some of the greatest authors. The point of the R.I.P Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural. R.I.P. VII runs from September 1st through October 31st. IContinue reading “Readers Imbibing Peril VII”