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by Raving Lunatic
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Free Adobe PDF Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Free Adobe PDF Books

That isn't the link but it is extremely helpful. Thank you
by Raving Lunatic
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Free Adobe PDF Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Free Adobe PDF Books

Awhile ago, someone sent a link to look up Adobe ebooks. Does anyone still have that link?
by Raving Lunatic
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side of Literature: "Afterward"
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Dark Side of Literature: "Afterward"

First let me extend my deepest apologies. I have not read this story yet. My sister is getting married this week and things are crazy. However, I will make it my mission today to get it read for discussion.
by Raving Lunatic
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

Afterward looks good to me. Let's discuss that. I will go ahead and read it It would mek a great followup to Yellow Wallpaper.
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

Anyone ready for our second Dark Side selection. I was thinking Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Let me know what you think.
by Raving Lunatic
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

Very interesting. I wonder if their whole community structure would actually fall apart if it wasn't for the lottery?
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Short Story Discussions
Topic: The Yellow Wallpaper
Replies: 36
Views: 16237

I have read it twice and found it very creepy.
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

My question is why would a family stay there? Just to kow that you father was killed one year. Then your best friend's sister. Then the neighbor down the road. Why would you let your children be in danger of being stoned....by you! I would get the heck out of Dodge!
by Raving Lunatic
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

With a ribbon on top. It is easier to blame those you are dead than your own actions. Sad part is, there are countries who are literally doing this.
by Raving Lunatic
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Welcome! Look forward to chatting with you.
by Raving Lunatic
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

I believe violence and cruelty are the motiviating factors in this ritual. The villiagers enjoy it, especially the women. This can be seen with Tessie trying to sacrifice her daughter, and with Mrs. Delecroix choosing the largest rock. Pure violence for entertainment sake. Or it could be viewed as ...
by Raving Lunatic
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Historical Fiction
Replies: 29
Views: 9448

Phillippa Gregory is also nice.
by Raving Lunatic
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

That was interesting. When you had mentioned the characters' names, I didn't see all of that before. I did get Warner and Graves but not Summers and Martin. What about Hutchinson?
by Raving Lunatic
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

I didn't catch Mrs. Delecrox with the rock. But I did catch Tessie trying to give up her daughter. Just shows you how far humans will go to save their own skin. Let me rephrase that. Some humans. I would rather have myself be stoned then have my 4 month old daughter be stoned. I do think that is is ...
by Raving Lunatic
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

Good Point. When I read your comment, I remembered a line in the story. 'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon' That is exactly what it could mean. Later. First thing you know, we'd all be eating stewed chickweed and acorns. There's always been a lottery," he added petulantly. "Bad enough to...
by Raving Lunatic
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Dark Side: The Lottery
Replies: 18
Views: 7011

Dark Side: The Lottery

I just finished reading The Lottery . My first thought? OMG! That was very strange. I had a sneaking suspicion that Mrs. Tessie was going to be the one who was picked. One of those classic cliches about the squeaky wheel. I don't know if I could have taken it if Little Dave was the one who chose it....
by Raving Lunatic
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

Well, let's start with the Lottery. We could call our little section or discussion group: The Dark Side. I will read it tonight.
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

I think that is a good starting point. Why don't we start there?
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

I think that it would be good to have assigned but we can do presentations. We can play it by ear. Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
by Raving Lunatic
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Darker Side of Literature
Replies: 29
Views: 7494

Darker Side of Literature

I would really like to start either a monthly or quartly book discussion on fiction books that have a dark subject matter. Somewhere along the lines of vampires, ghosts, werewolves, magic, the whole bit. Anyone interested?