Tuesday, August 21, 2007

R.I.P. Challenge

Here is the list of books for the four perils I'm going to attempt:

Peril the First:
Bloody Bones (Laurell K. Hamilton)
The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Danse Macabre (Stephen King)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)--audiobook

Peril the Second:
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

Bonus Peril #1:
Fragile Things (Neil Gaiman)

Short Story Peril:
Lovedeath (Dan Simmons)
Love in Vein II (ed. Poppy Z Brite--4 selections)

I'll post a picture of the book stack, links, etc. early next week, after I've recovered from my trip to Kansas.


Chris said...

yay for taking on a crap load of perils like me :) Great choices...looks like we get to compare notes on a few!

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is great! Can't wait to hear what you think. I'm interested to hear about what you think of Love in Vein as well. I used to like Poppy Z Brite back in the day...I know she just edited this collection, but I'm still curious about it.

Good luck and happy recovery ;)

Quixotic said...

Fantastic list of perils! The Thirteenth Tale is a great book, hope you enjoy it! Same goes for The Historian and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Love all three of those.

Marina said...

chris--yeah, I'm doing the glutton/punishment dance for this one, but if I'm going to be serious about this writing thing, I need to have the material, and the practice.

quixotic--Thanks! I'm looking forward to these big ones, and hope I can get through them with all the others in my stack.

Robin said...

Wow! You are really going to enjoy yourself with this challenge! Good luck with all your Perils!

Marina said...

robin--Thanks! I took a peek at your blog... you're so well-organized! looking forward to reading your reviews :D

Court said...

WOW. I'm in awe that you're going for all four perils - that's so great. :) Good luck. I look forward to reading your reviews!

Nymeth said...

Your list looks great! I love Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.