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Offline allybird

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« on: January 20, 2009, 07:22:27 pm »
I loved Robert Aickman's THE WINE DARK SEA so much I only would let myself read a story every few days. I so didn't want it to end. I feel the same about Lisa's Tuttle's A NEST OF NIGHTMARES.

Anyone feel like that about a sci-fi, fantasy or horror book?

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Re: Classics
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 10:12:48 pm »
I had that feeling when I read Primo Levi's The Sixth Day.  Each story sparked my imagination for several days.  :)

Whereas, I couldn't tear myself away from Joe Hill's Heart-shaped Box until I finished it - something I hadn't felt since reading Jules Verne as a teenager.
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Re: Classics
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 10:34:14 pm »
When I first read a James H. Schmitz story I thought it was so much like what I wanted to write that I had to stop reading it. If I read more I could only ever be either bitterly disappointed with myself or just think myself a hopeless imitator.

But it was just too good to pass up so I quit writing (not that anyone would have noticed ;)) and started reading. I'm about halfway through the fifth volume of his collected works now.

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Re: Classics
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 01:17:25 pm »
For me it'd be Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon, which I read for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was totally blown away by.  The whole thing was intense and utterly enchanting.