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Randolph "Dilda" Carter

A rant about books, horror, and the weird.  I sometimes take on my love/hate relationship with goodreads and Amazon.

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Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories
Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, William Shatner
Progress: 140/336 pages
Pavane
Keith Roberts

South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 (Dodo Press)

South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 (Dodo Press) - Ernest Shackleton Great story told in the dullest possible manner. Shackleton manages to take all the excitement out of an astounding story of survival and suffering. Compare to Apsley Cherry-Garrard's [b:The Worst Journey in the World|48503|The Worst Journey in the World|Apsley Cherry-Garrard|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349013386s/48503.jpg|47447] where a similar story of Scott's Last Antarctic Expedition manages to capture all of the extraordinary experience, risk, pain, and death involved in early 20th Century polar exploration.