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Hi, jabber Wocky and thanks for adding me as a friend. I write lovely poems and if you like this one below maybe you will consider adding my two books on your shelf. If not you can comment about this poem at http://alejabennett.com
I Love you
I love you to the moon
I love you to the end of the planets.
I love you till there's no love in the equator,
I love you knowing nothing could be greater,
I will love you from now until decades later.
Let me love you now, not later.
Let me love you to
Without worries, fears or cares.
Allow me to love you,
Until you care, blossom up,
Open up-heal from old wounds
that you suddenly, slowly start to share.
Our love is genuine-it can't compare.
Now your love has opened up wide
Like a brand new gift on Christmas day
See what happens when you allow
Someone to love you.
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Yeah, I have been keeping an eye out for Dracula: The Undead for awhile now. The fact that Dacre Stoker was part of the writing made it a must read. One day I will find it second hand or on the discount shelf, and it will be mine! However, I will be buying the second installment of The Strain the day it comes out. Priorities, you know...
Yeah, it is a fine thing to finish The Dark Tower, until you realize you finished it. Then there is a void. Believe me, it doesn't really go away. But like fine wine, thinking back and even re-reading periodically gets better with age. There is rumor of another offshoot novel from SK (you know of it, I am sure), so we have that way station to look forward to :-)
Beyond Dracula: U-D and the next Strain book, I am not paying much attention to vampire books. They are too trendy these days. I'll just watch Underworld again, and be happy. lol! Yes, I am familiar with Lansdale's name, though I don't recall reading anything by him. I did see Bubba-Ho-tep way back, and loved it.
I think Sisters could be read anytime after The Gunslinger, as its chronology supposedly falls there in the series. I didn't read it until after Wizard and Glass, when I discovered it, so it is not an issue, really. Either way, it is a great vignette. I wish there were more of those DT vignette stories available!
I was more interested in the US occupation of Haiti, and Seabrook had some insightful observations about the US administration.
However, Seabrook was also interested in the occult and devoted a fair amount of the book to voodoo. As I recall, there were some wonderful drawings in the book. If you are interested in zombies, you might like the Rainbow and the Serpent by Wade Davies.
I don't much believe in that sort of thing, but I have to admit that when my friend died in Haiti, her husband had an enormous concrete block poured over the top of her grave to keep people from fiddling with the corpse.
I noticed The Magic Island on your wish list. It's a good book.
Years ago I did some volunteer work in Haiti. Before I went, I bought language tapes and accumulated a small library of books on Haitian history and culture (including voodoo). On my second visit, we finished the project but I had trouble leaving the country. I promised Pamela I would not go back and I donated my tapes and books, including the Magic Island.
Read the book and visit Haiti if you get a chance -- it's beautiful. But, be careful. Haiti can be a dangerous place.