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Old 01-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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Feast of the Goat
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I also made the mistake of reading all of Beasts and Super Beasts (and Sredni Vashtar) straight through and completed too early. So I wanted to at least go back and read again the three stories that made the largest impression on me. As a pure comic satire of upper class Edwardian England I really liked Beasts and Super Beasts (title story). Such beliefs in mysticism a spirituality were big back then (seances, Ouija Boards, etc.) and it was fun to see all that mocked. I found Sredni Vashtar the most disturbing story. Conradin warrants some intense psychiatric help under involuntary commitment. In the Boar-Pig it is funny read how Mrs. Philidore Stossen and daughter get their comeuppance for trying to sneak into the party uninvited. That brat Matilda Cuvering deserved to be slapped silly though.

So I liked that stories as relatively uncomplicated reading. I will probably return to Chronicles of Clovis to read the remaining stories there from time to time.

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