RIP or R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is here!!!
I guess you can tell that by the exclamation marks.
Anyway, as Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings explains:
“The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.”
So once again I am going with Peril the First
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
And it feels like I’ve been unconsciously reading towards this event, racking up quite a few Sherlock Holmes stories like The Hound of the Baskervilles and the surprisingly creepy Cold Earth by Sarah Moss, where a team of archaeologists on a dig in Greenland face the inhospitable landscape, terrifying dreams and a worldwide catastrophe. Plus I have been (ahem) re-watching Buffy and watching Fringe with the husband (at night, which isn’t the best of ideas).
At any rate, I’ve read those books already so they probably don’t count.
Instead, I’m thinking of reading:
Talulla Rising – Glen Duncan (I quite enjoyed The Last Werewolf)
The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters (this is a readalong hosted by The Estella Society)
I’m sure more books will find their way onto my list, but that’s it for now!
I should add that RIP VII runs from September 1st through October 31st. Let the creepy reading begin!