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The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells 19 31.15%
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 3 4.92%
The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James 2 3.28%
Storm Front by Jim Butcher 12 19.67%
The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 8 13.11%
The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker 2 3.28%
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman 5 8.20%
Hell House by Richard Matheson 4 6.56%
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin 4 6.56%
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole 2 3.28%
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #76
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New mobi version (2.0) of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells just uploaded to our library, with several changes, some corrections, a linked Table of Contents, and a new cover.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=150886
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #77
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:15 PM   #78
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So I finished The Island of Dr. Moreau a few days ago. I'll obviously wait on any detailed review for the start of the discussion. I will say that I have found most H.G. Wells books entertaining adventures, but found this the most thought provoking.

I would echo The Terminator. I did not find it especially scary or even horrifying. It could be made into quite the horrifying film depending on how graphic the filmmaker wished to go, but neither of the film versions I have seen were at all that. As I said previously, more just silly.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #79
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I thought it was more science-fiction than horror.
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Next October, I suggest that the books nominated actually be scarey. We have too many nominated that aren't.
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Next October, I suggest that the books nominated actually be scarey. We have too many nominated that aren't.
Good luck with that. It's rare that I stumble across a horror book that's actually scarey. I can usually tell that they are supposed to be scarey to someone, but that person is nearly never myself.
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Add in that what is scary to some isn't scary to others and the different types of scares and it's harder to get a title that's scary for everyone.
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Plus, there are those of us (like myself) that might like to be surprised, shocked, or kept on the edge of our seats, but not necessarily scared.
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In the Hey!! Let's get some action going! What are we reading? thread, Pookeysgirl seems to feel this one was a spine chiller. Maybe keep this in mind for next October:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ostcount=10970
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In the Hey!! Let's get some action going! What are we reading? thread, Pookeysgirl seems to feel this one was a spine chiller. Maybe keep this in mind for next October:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ostcount=10970
If it's ever available internationally as an ebook I guess. Last time I checked, I couldn't get it in Australia unless I missed it.
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If it's ever available internationally as an ebook I guess. Last time I checked, I couldn't get it in Australia unless I missed it.
The 40th anniversary edition was released this past Tuesday Oct 4th. Have you checked since then?
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Yep - not at Amazon at least.
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Finished the book. Yay - I'll be participating this month.
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With approx. 80 pages to go I had planned on finishing this tonight, but now I just don't feel like it. I have a very busy week ahead of me, but I will work on finishing the story. I might just be a day or two late. I'm very curious to know how he ends up where he does by the end of the book, and what kind of explanation, if any, he gets from the two on the island.
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The best film adaptation of the book is 1932's Island of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton as Moreau and Bela Lugosi as The Sayer of the Law.

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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1042...of_lost_souls/

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