R.I.P.III Challenge Completed

Carl’s R.I.P. Challenge ended yesterday and I completed it, finishing four books for Peril the First.

I picked a long list to choose from and read two books from my original list and added two more. The four books I read are (click on the title to read my review):


My favourite book has to be The Gravedigger’s Daughter.

They’re all very different books and vary in the amount of “peril” they contain. None of them are scary. Chocky has a definite supernatural element; the others are full of suspense. There’s a fair amount of horror in The Gravediggger’s Daughter ; The House on the Strand is dark fantasy; and Tales of Terror are suitably gothic and dark.

I didn’t get to the other books on my list during the Challenge, but they are all books I hope to read before long:

  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – I’™ve been meaning to read this for ages.
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – apparently creepy and disturbing.
  • The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeir – a mystery surrounding the afterlife.
  • The Collector by John Fowles – haunting and darkly melancholic.
  • The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks – macbre and bizarre.
  • Not Dead Enough by Peter James – murder and deception.

2 thoughts on “R.I.P.III Challenge Completed

  1. I remember Chocky as being really scary!! – but I was quite young. The Wasp Factory is a book that, much as I like some of Iain Banks work, I will never read again, I’m afraid. I like him better in slightly gentler mood (though he can be shocking even then) and much prefer The Crow Road and The Business.


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