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Lair of the White Worm

Lair of the White Worm By Bram Stoker Lair of the White Worm In a tale of ancient evil Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens a demented mesmerist hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves a gigantic kite raised to rid the l

  • Title: Lair of the White Worm
  • Author: Bram Stoker
  • ISBN: 9780646418421
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lair of the White Worm By Bram Stoker In a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens a demented mesmerist, hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string and all the while, the great white worm slithers below, seeking its next victIn a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens a demented mesmerist, hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string and all the while, the great white worm slithers below, seeking its next victimBram Stoker, creator of Dracula, is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror.
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    1. Robert on said:

      You might like this book if you believe in the intrinsic superiority of the white peoples over other races, particularly black folks Since I really don t feel that way I found myself getting and irate until the savage , intrinsically primitive nigger got killed off whilst attempting murder One might of course, think that this was the view of the other characters only and it should not be infered that Stoker believed it Unfortunately, Oolanga is a nigger to the narrator, too anf that narrator i [...]

    2. TheSkepticalReader on said:

      This is the 3rd Penguin Red classic book that I ve read this month and the 2nd which is filled with racist and sexist messages What a horrible way to end October To get my rage over with, let me take a moment and bitch a little about the racism The n word is a trigger in society today but I am fully aware that at one point, it was nothing but a word though obviously demeaning , so I would ve happily let this book be what it is despite the fact that it uses the word n as commonly as we use the Bu [...]

    3. Lavinia on said:

      Written one year before Stoker s death and soon after one of his strokes, this one is a weird novel With a strange set of characters that get involved in hair rising adventures and afterwords talk about them like nothing out of the ordinary happened Edgar Caswall develops a maddening obsession for a kite meant to scare the pigeons in their annual migration from Africa, Adam Salton has a passion for snake killing mongooses, Mimi Watford and her cousin Lilla, delicate young ladies are endowed with [...]

    4. Sandy on said:

      This is indeed one strange little book, but I agree with no less a critic than H.P.Lovecraft when he says that the central idea that of an ancient serpent who survives into the modern 19th century and exerts a malign influence on the living is a good one But the execution IS rather poorly done This is not the masterpiece that is Dracula, nor even the well put together read of Jewel of Seven Stars Stoker could have used a good copy editor on this book For example, in one scene, Mimi, our heroine, [...]

    5. Kyriakos Sorokkou on said:

      This is the last book written by Bram Stoker one year before his death in 1912 And for a book that was written before WWI which has such a low rating 2.91 it s pretty striking I thought people were overanalysing and overreacting over the fact that this book contains a lot of racist and sexist remarks I thought if I put them aside I will find an interesting plot Well, not exactly This book was on my shelves unread since 2009 so I decided this year to read it as part of my Halloween reads Thankful [...]

    6. JackieB on said:

      When I started to read this I thought it was a parody of gothic books but I soon realised it s just badly conceived After I read it I found out that Bram Stoker was really ill when he wrote it and I think that explains a lot The mystery of the white worm was solved because characters accepted crazy theories as true based on no evidence at all and just about all of the characters did some bizarre things for no apparent reason There were also some places where I don t think the plot really made se [...]

    7. Oscar on said:

      Adam Salton, un joven australiano, acepta la invitaci n de su t o abuelo para viajar a Inglaterra, concretamente a su finca de Lesser Hill Adem s de para conocerse mejor, el se or Salton desea que Adam conozca de primera mano las leyendas y ruinas locales, entre las que destaca la historia de una profundidad abisal en la que reside una criatura primigenia, el Gusano Blanco.Dentro de la trama principal se encuentran algunas subtramas interesantes, que protagonizan Edgar Caswall, un vecino propiet [...]

    8. Nickolas on said:

      Warning may contain spoilers but really you shouldn t careI hated this book With a quarter left I cracked it and gave into the ridiculousness of the writing, the characters, and the dialogue I think Bram Stoker was drunk writing this one and I certainly wanted to be to get me through the end Being the last book that Bram ever wrote, which was published a year before he died of possible syphilis related causes , I thought that it would be one of his better ones It wasn t.The story is drawn from t [...]

    9. Tommy on said:

      I love Dracula, but I found Lair of the White Worm to be boring, muddled, and extremely racist I know Bram was from a very different time, but that s still no excuse to use the N word so freely and with such disdain and downright hatred It was weird and disappointing There is a very, very clear hatred for black people that comes through in this novel I also had a hard time keeping some of the characters straight at times, because they especially the honky dudes seemed indistinguishable from each [...]

    10. Derek on said:

      It s a relief when you emerge from the book, utterly bewildered, wondering if you ve missed the point or how it could be a classic, and then see a series of negative reviews for exactly the same reasons that troubled you This is a bizarre, ugly, incoherent, frequently dull book reading sometimes like Stoker amalgamated two or three fragments from interesting Gothic novels, and sometimes like he had a very specific end destination in mind and was going to hammer to fit in order to get there The [...]

    11. Erin on said:

      Christmas gift from my boyfriendThe Lair Of The White Worm was a confusing and flawed book that begins in dull conversation, features an entire town going insane because of birds and a kite, and ends in a giant explosion It was the written form of an Ed Wood movie trite dialogue, scenes randomly abutting each other in what I view to be the written form of stock footage usage, and a giant explosion at the end Because really, how else were they going to end it

    12. Michael on said:

      So kann es einem ergehen, wenn man B cher aufgrund des Covers kauft THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM ist ein Zugungl ck von Roman, den ich nach 80 Seiten entnervt beiseite gelegt habe.Dabei war ich an der pulpig sch nen Vintage Ausgabe von Arrow Books nicht vorbei gekommen und dann doppelt begeistert, als ich feststellte, dass Stokers Roman die Vorlage f r Ken Russells mega schrillen Film BISS DER SCHLANGENFRAU ist, den ich gro artig findeE LAIR beginnt recht stimmungsvoll, wenn auch nicht gerade gro [...]

    13. Dorothea on said:

      This review was originally published in 2008 as the assiest book I have ever read on the short lived livejournal community thisbookisass Follow the link for an illustration and nicer formatting After reporting to you on Dracula I decided that it might be fun to dig a little deeper into the respectable Victorian male id by reading Stoker s last novel, The Lair of the White Worm, in which an evil sexy woman who is really an enormous ancient snake lives in a moist, smelly, dark hole and MUST BE DES [...]

    14. Leni Iversen on said:

      Utter rubbish I m surprised Bram Stoker wrote this He must have been hard up for cash and in a hurry It reads like a badly developed first draft of a preposterous idea It s also disturbingly racist, even for the era.

    15. Jim Dooley on said:

      This is essentially a penny dreadful fun at the time to read, but lacking in a great deal of common sense.The legend of a terrible beast that devastated the countryside is investigated by a young man and a historian They discover that there may be truth to the stories than they imagined.I enjoy this style of story It reminds me of the paperback adventures that I read of DOC SAVAGE as a child There are plenty of thrills, creepy moments, nefarious villains, and a doozy of an ending.The problem is [...]

    16. Sheri on said:

      So, I think I m the only one here who thought this book was laugh out loud hysterically funny I m feeling like the odd duck on this morning Let me make clear, this is a 1 star novel Except it made me laugh A LOT and I really like to laugh, so I bumped it a star It made me laugh in fact the way that Lady Arabella laughed Lady Arabella was not usually a humorous person, but no man or woman of the white race could have checked the laughter which rose spontaneously to her lips The circumstances were [...]

    17. Dara Salley on said:

      The Lair of the White Worm is undoubtedly one of the most repulsive books I ve ever read I should have read the other patrons reviews of this novel before I picked it up They mostly agree with my assessment.The very worst part of the book is the prominent role of Oolonga, an African slave brought to England in the service of the villain of the novel, Casewell I ve read other books where unfortunate, outdated prejudices leak into the narrative, but Bram Stoker harps on the evil, savage nature of [...]

    18. Laura on said:

      From BBC Radio 4 It s 1870 in Derbyshire s High Peak district While on a visit to his elderly uncle in the tiny village of Penda s Dale, Adam Salton already shocked by the oppressive melancholic atmosphere in the village quickly realises that the disappearance of several local men is not accidental.His investigations lead him to the discovery of a terrifying and ancient secret a malevolent force is at work in Penda s Dale.Bram Stoker s gothic tale of horror adapted by Brian Wright.Starring Jimi [...]

    19. Ardee on said:

      Terrible Confused and baffling Truly racist, with absolutely no justification for the usual argument that is trotted out that things where different when Stoker was writing The only reason to read this book would be as an example of racism, convoluted plot, melodramatic nonsense passed off as drama Horrendous.

    20. Christian Laforet on said:

      Wow That may have been, no exaggeration, the worst book I ve ever read I m not kidding here, there is almost no part of The Lair of the White Worm that I enjoyed.So why was this sucker so awful Well, let me tell you The Lair of the White Worm is surprisingly poorly written I only say surprisingly because I ve never read Stoker before never got around to Dracula , but as far as I know, the man is highly regarded So imagine my surprise when I dove into this book only to find the writing somewhat a [...]

    21. Paul Beech on said:

      Not so much a novel as a series of awkwardly connected scraps, this was apparently written while Stoker was heavily sedated and it shows

    22. Sistermagpie on said:

      I had associated this book with the Ken Russel movie I haven t seen the movie, but knowing it s Ken Russel I assumed it would be crazy But probably not, in some ways, as crazy as the book A young man comes to England from Australia and helps his great uncle uncover a monster living in the neighborhood.I was unprepared for how racist the book was One of two villains has a black companion usually referred to by slurs Also his terrible qualities are always described as being typical of his race Rea [...]

    23. NoellaVan Looy on said:

      Dit is het slechtste boek dat ik ooit gelezen heb Niets is goed uitgewerkt, de personages niet, de verhaallijn niet Het is ook zeer ongeloofwaardig geschreven, de personages nemen verschillende keren zeer ongeloofwaardige stellingen en gebeurtenissen als volstrekt plausibel, zelfs normaal, aan Ook veel racisme, nadruk op vrouwelijke zwakheid, zowel lichamelijk als sociaal Een jongeman die in Australi woont, krijgt een brief van zijn oudoom uit Engeland met het verzoek hem te komen bezoeken Adam [...]

    24. Dave Morris on said:

      Here is what I wrote about this book in my school exercise book in 1968 On Saturday I went into Woking and bought three paperbacks One was called The Lair of the White Worm It was written by Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula It was about a snake, a white one, that is intelligent It can change into human form and is evil To this my teacher, Mrs Graham, responded Why do you always read the same type of book David sic Try some of Arthur Ransom sic , Sir Walter Scott, D.K Broster etc This is the same t [...]

    25. latner3 on said:

      My first one star rating Pretty much agree with all the other reviews.

    26. Jack on said:

      Poor written and hopelessly racist, Stoker s Lair of the White Worm is still worth reading if you have an interest in end of the century fears over the degeneration of the British nation.

    27. Gabriele Lecce on said:

      La tana del verme bianco l ultimo romanzo scritto dal celebre autore di Dracula , Bram Stoker Anch esso un romanzo gotico, avvolto da un atmosfera ricca di cultura e riferimenti storici, di cui l autore si serve per aumentare il senso di veridicit del racconto La storia, inizialmente dinamica, in realt statica e scialba, narrata con una scrittura un po stanca e ripetitiva I personaggi vengono divisi tra il fronte del Bene e quello del Male suddivisione presente anche in Dracula e pur essendo ben [...]

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