November Meetup

This month we will be reading three short stories apiece from Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.  Please follow the links below:

Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado -

The Pit and the Pendulum -

The Tell-Tale Heart -

H.P. Lovecraft

The Temple -

From Beyond -

Dagon -

Hard copies for the stories by Poe may be found in the library.  If anyone has any trouble following these links, please e-mail me and I can help find a workaround or get you a printed copy of the stories.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming everyone! I enjoyed discussing the stories!

    2 · November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to discuss/decide on the books we'll be reading for December and January. If you still have them, please bring your past suggestions checklist (Dan passed out at last meetup) to the meetup.

    November 6, 2013

  • Bill A.

    I missed the updates and won't be able to be there. But I'll get next month on my calendar!

    November 6, 2013

  • Coletta J.

    I regret, I will be out of town.

    November 2, 2013

  • Brandyn R.

    For the HP Lovecraft selections, we're reasing the following short stories. If you have any issues finding them for any reason, let me know. The Temple

    a WWI German Uboat sinks to the bottom of the ocean, as the doomed and arrogant narrator loses his mind.

    Word count: 5,403

    From Beyond

    A example of a recurring theme in Lovecraft's works: a scientist pursues knowledge too far, into corruption and madness.

    Word count: 3,032


    Adrift at sea, a sailor finds ancient, inexplicable ruins from before the time of man.

    Word count: 2,219

    October 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Brandyn and Dan :)

      1 · October 8, 2013

  • Marie Van M.

    So..what are we reading?

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dan and Brandyn are supposed to post links to the short stories. Let me check with them to see what's going on.

      October 7, 2013

  • Alieah W.

    I am excited to read some great scary stories:)

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brandyn and Dan are in charge of selecting a short story by Poe and Lovecraft for our group to read. Since the work is public domain, they will be uploading links so that you can read the stories via internet. Stay tuned for links! Alternatively, you can most likely find the selected works in book form at the library.

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like the time for some Poe or a little Lovecraft! Call of Cthulu, anyone?

    September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Poe's works are basically short stories and poetry but 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' contained 3 of his stories and was published as a book, it would probably be the best choice for a book club, though all 3 are surely in any compilations of his works, as well. If some poetry is desired, Amazon offers a 'Best of Poe' that has many short stories and poems but is about 230 pages long (versus 160). As for Lovecraft, 'Call of Cthulu' is the best known set of stories (that isn't 880 pages long) but he has several others - 'The Thing on the Doorstep', 'At the Mountains of Madness', etc, etc (there are quite a few on Amazon). His writing is very long-winded, though, and even the short story compilations are well over 350 pages. My vote is for Poe.

      October 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Edit: perhaps the best choice so far would be a compilation of horror stories from various authors. There is one on Amazon, 'The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time', which would probably be better, unless we have some die hard Poe or Lovecraft fans. That particular book is commented to be difficult to find in local stores bit something similar would probably be a good choice.

      October 3, 2013

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