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Old 04-04-2009   #1
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Quirk Classics

What do you think about the Quirk Classics idea? It looks fun. If this book makes it to my library, I might give it a try. I'll have to ponder what other classics can be reworked. Maybe Wuthering Heights with Werewolves. Any ideas?



Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly reviewed it and gave it an A- !

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20267705,00.html

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Re: Quirk Classics

Tender Is the Nightgaunt by F. Scott Fitzgerald and H. P. Lovecraft.

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Robert Bloch would've had a field day with this.
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Charles Dickens, Great Exhumations
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Re: Quirk Classics

"The Gold-Bug Infestation" by Edgar Allan Poe and Brian W. Aldiss.

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The Magic Mountains of Madness by Thomas Mann and H. P. Lovecraft.

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Sister Carrie Goes to the Prom by Theodore Dreiser and Stephen King.

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Re: Quirk Classics

Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo, "Blood Stained Glass Elegies".
Games at Twilight by Anita Desai, "Morbid Games at Twilight".
The Cave by Saramago, "The Cave of Unborn Gargoyles".

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Oliver Twisted by Charles Dickens.

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"The Celebrated Giant Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain which was produced as the little-known film Attack of the Amazing Airborne Amphibian in 1957.

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