[bksvol-discuss] Wish List Requests
- From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 04:57:40 -0600
Hi, I have a few wish list requests for anyone who is willing. The first is a mystery novel, and I'll include its synopsis at the bottom of the list. The other books are all related to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, or the Hastur stories of Robert W. Chambers and others. Thanks to anyone willing to take these on. Obedience by Will Lavender The Hastur Cycle by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, R. M. Price (2006) The Xothic Legend Cycle by Lin Carter The Tsathoggua Cycle: Terror Tales of the Toad God by Clark Ashton Smith Arkham Tales: Stories of the Legend Haunted City by William Jones The Complete Pegana by Lord Dunsany The New Lovecraft Circle by Robert M. Price The Lovecraft Lexicon: A Reader's Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by Anthony Brainard Pearsall --- From the Book Jacket of Obedience When the students in Winchester University's Logic and Reasoning 204 arrive for their first day of class, they are greeted not with a syllabus or texts, but with a startling assignment from Professor Williams: Find a hypothetical missing girl named Polly. If after being given a series of clues and details the class has not found her before the end of the term in six weeks, she will be murdered. At first the students are as intrigued by the premise of their puzzle as they are wary of the strange and slightly creepy Professor Williams. But as they delve deeper into the mystery, they begin to wonder: Is the Polly story simply a logic exercise, designed to teach them rational thinking skills, or could it be something more sinister and dangerous? The mystery soon takes over the lives of three students as they find disturbing connections between Polly and themselves. Characters that were supposedly fictitious begin to emerge in reality. Soon, the boundary between the classroom assignment and the real world becomes blurred-- and the students wonder if it is their own lives they are being asked to save.