It’s been a little bit since I’ve went through some hardcore classics. Sure, I’ve done some classic sci-fi this year, but it’s about time I went through some Victorian stuff again!
Dracula – Bram Stoker
How have I never read this book, at leas not in its entirety, before? I’m not sure! It definitely seems like a work I should have paid more attention to in my short, fantasy and sci-fi obsessed life. Once again, I saw Robbie Cheadle had done a review of Dracula, and I got the idea directly from her to do a review. Sorry for copying, but I thought it would add significantly to my repertoir!
War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
This book is available on Project Gutenberg for free, so of course I was going to take advantage of that! Either way, this book is a timeless, influential classic of sci-fi written before sci-fi really got its kick in the 50’s. I read The Time Machine last year and enjoyed it for what it was, and I bet this book will have a lot of the same Wells-ian quirks.
The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I’ve never been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, but I think that’s more because I find the Holmes character insufferable. But Conan Doyle’s writing style is fantastic, so I have high hopes for this book! Filled with adventure and biology-based sci-fi, I can’t wait to see what this book will have in store. I’m pretty sure this adventure inspired some of the events in King Kong, as did Journey to the Center of the Earth, and I hope to enjoy this tale.
The Leftovers: Something from YOU?
Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell? I need indie books to read next year, and those slots will be opening before you know it! Let me know if you have something you’d like me to peruse!
See my old reviews here