Monday, May 18, 2009

Reading

So now that the summer's here I finally have time to catch up on the enormous reading list I've compiled over the year. I just finished Carmilla, which Dr Langguth suggested I read somewhere in our Vampire vs Werewolves dicussion. So I wrote it down and forgot about it until this summer. I actually liked it better than Dracula, which I wasn't expecting, but it moved a lot faster than the more famous book it inspired. Anyway, I really liked it and wanted to say thanks for the suggestion. Hope everybody's having a good summer!

2 comments:

penny said...

Thank you soooooo much! i had been wanting to read that one too, but had forgotten the title! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I actually just finished The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, another book that Dr. Langguth mentioned. It was alright. Not anything the write home about, but it would make a decent creepy movie. Two and a half stars -er, magic mushrooms.

jerome langguth said...

Penny,

There is actually a very good film adaptation of The Turn of the Screw, which, believe it or not, we just viewed in my summer class. The film is called The Innocents (1961), and stars the great Deborah Kerr as the governess. Truman Capote collaborated on the screenplay.