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Old May 20 2011, 10:48 PM   #615
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film

I got a Nook for my birthday and so I am finally able to read Varney the Vampire. B&N has it for 99 cents. I've wanted to read this for decades, but the only book I ever saw was a very expensive hardcover edition, so I'm delighted to finally get my hands on it. It's absolutely awful so far, and I'm loving it. It's rife with basic writing errors (e.g. willy-nilly tense changes) and the prose is as purple as a bruise on your brain. I'm only a couple of chapters into it, and it is a long book. But for anybody like me, who is both a writer and an aficionado of historical fiction, this is a must read.
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