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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.

Currently reading

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

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge - John Bowen, Gordon W. Spence, Charles Dickens The Gordon Riots: the beginning of Anarchy in the UK! Dickens' "other" historical novel and actually much better than the other one. I have to admit I mainly read this because of my interest in the Gordon Riots. The usual cast of characters and tangled histories set against the backdrop of the 1780 anti-Catholic riots in England. Actually a much better novel than its reputation. Marred by a weak sympathetic happy ending that could have been much more profound if it had been allowed to play out as it should have, but Dickens was still somewhat of a sop to the masses at this point so he took the easy way with his audience.