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    You guys reading anything for the Halloween season? I'm going to read Frankenstein. I haven't read it yet, but I've seen the movie & heard the song. I hope it's like the song.


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    I've been working on The Shining and The Girl on the Train (mystery) recently. Girl on the train isn't really a thriller but goodness The Shining book is miles scarier and better than the movie. It's a great scary read.

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    Gonna read Batman: The Long Halloween. I know the story but I've never read it.

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    Dante's Inferno.

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    Dante's Inferno.
    Don't stop at Inferno! Read the whole Divine Comedy! I've read several different translations, but the best was one in Modern English. Many translations do a short of Early Modern English with 'ye' and such, but they're really no closer to the original Medieval Italian. It's just window dressing to give it a spurious 'old fashioned' feel.

    Purgatorio is my favourite.

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    I wanted to read the whole Divine Comedy but the friend lending me the book only had Inferno unfortunately.

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