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Old 08-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #151
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:09 PM   #152
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And ....

"He is solid; immovable, iron-willed. He showed me one day his killing bottle. I'm imprisoned in it. Fluttering against the glass. Because I can see through it I still think I can escape. I have hope. But it's all an illusion.
A thick round wall of glass."
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #153
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John Fowles, The Collector?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #154
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Yes! A truly creepy tale of obsession! A favorite of Stephen King too - an influence on "Misery".

Take it away HIMS!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:42 AM   #155
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John Fowles, The Collector?
Beat me to it. Quite a good movie too.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #156
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Woohoo!

"And before we judge of them too harshly we must remember what
ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only
upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its
inferior races."
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #157
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War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells maybe?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #158
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Day of the Triffids?
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #159
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Hamlet53 has it. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. I love the opening bits of that book.

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth
century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by
intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as
men busied themselves about their various concerns they were
scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a
microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and
multiply in a drop of water."

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #160
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Such was the impression of strength I gathered from this man who paced up and down. He was firmly planted on his legs; his feet struck the deck squarely and with surety; every movement of a muscle, from the heave of the shoulders to the tightening of the lips about the cigar, was decisive, and seemed to come out of a strength that was excessive and overwhelming. In fact, though this strength pervaded every action of his, it seemed but the advertisement of a greater strength that lurked within, that lay dormant and no more than stirred from time to time, but which might arouse, at any moment, terrible and compelling, like the rage of a lion or the wrath of a storm.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #161
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:31 PM   #162
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Yes by Jack London. Over to you.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #163
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Wow! Another book I haven't read in years! But Wolf Larsen was the only captain I could think of that smoked a cigar, and who fit that description.

OK:

"Now, that bird is, maybe, two hundred years old, Hawkins--they live forever mostly; and if anybody's seen more wickedness, it must be the devil himself. She's sailed with England, the great Cap'n England, the pirate."
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #164
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I haven't read it, but I know Hawkins is a character in Treasure Island.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #165
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I haven't read it, but I know Hawkins is a character in Treasure Island.
You are correct - I debated removing the name to see if anyone remembered the parrot!

You're up Issybird!
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