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The Body Snatcher

Oh hey! Another book cover! What are the odds?

Maaaaaan, The Body Snatcher is an awesome story. Just awesome. Robert Louis Stevenson is such a kickass author. Man. Anyway, take a look!

I picked orange for this post, but this cover has the widest range of colour that I've done for any of the other eight. It gradates from yellow to orange to red to brown.

I picked orange for this post, but this cover has the widest range of colour that I've tried out of any of the other eight books. It gradates from yellow to orange to red to brown. Well, whaddaya know?

So while we’re on the subject, the book I’m reading right now is a collection called Scottish Ghost Stories. The Body Snatcher is in it, along with a few other R.L.S. stories, it’s also one of I think three collections I have that contains The Body Snatcher… Well, maybe that’s the bane of all short story readers; do I buy this book because there’s 10 I haven’t read to every 1 that I have read? Hopefully it’s not just me being stupid.

ANYHOW, in this collection I just finished No Man’s Land, by John Buchan. Man! It was a CLASSIC! It’s got everything I look for in a good horror story… specifically the RIDICULOUS ideal of the English gentleman. Emotion? Nope, that’s for women. Superstition? Nope, that’s for the religious or the insane. Science and science alone? Yes, please. And by the way, I’ll be going hunting this afternoon; get my things ready.

HA! It’s such a baffling archetype, but I can’t help but love it. More prints next week!

One Response to “The Body Snatcher”

  1. August 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Corey says:

    Whew, this post is a mess. Who proofreads this crap? Summation: The Body Snatcher = Awesome. Robert Louis Stevenson must have been homo-superior, just like David Bowie. Buuut not like the X-men, that’s different. The X-men are made-up. Bowie and Stevenson are real.

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