Taking the R.I.P.V Challenge

Thanks to Danielle from A Work in Progress, I found this challenge that is truly to my liking. Being a Goth at heart I am really looking forward to this. Participating and reading alike. It has started end of September and finishes on October 31st. Since I am maybe the only or one of a few non-native English speakers participating I tought it might be my own personal little challenge to find German examples.

And here goes:

My choice for a novel is going to be one of Gustav Meyrink’s. It will be either :

The Golem

The Green Face

The White Dominican or

The Angel of the West Window

The short story has already been chosen. It is going to be the following:

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Sandman

Last but not least., I chose a classic movie namely   M.F. Murnau’s Nosferatu.

Anyone who sees this and would like to join, please got to Stainless Steel Droppings for details.

13 thoughts on “Taking the R.I.P.V Challenge

  1. Thanks for joining in with us. You’ve given me some books to look up with your list, which is always exciting! Wanted to let you know that when you did your sign up in Mr. Linky that you left out the “g” in “sleeping” and so the link doesn’t bring people to your blog. If you want please go ahead and sign up again so that it is correct.

    • Thanks for visiting. I will have a look at yours. I am very curious. I could have found French or Italian authors that would have worked well. But I thought some “forgotten” German authors are nice too. Meyrink was influenced by Poe. He is quite a mysterious figure.

  2. I’m not at all familiar with Gustav Meyrink–he sounds interesting and perhaps a little challenging. I’m looking forward to seeing which you choose and what you have to say about it. I love seeing the books everyone else comes up with and I usually end up adding to my own wishlist!

    • I started The White Dominican. I have read The Golem years ago. Made wish to see Prague and it was exactly like described. One of the nicest cities I have ever seen. With a Gothic spooky feel.

    • Thanks for your comment. I am quite happy about my choice and that there is interest. It is sad sometimes how authors that were extremely well known at one point are suddenly forgotten. I think even German readers slowly start to forget Meyrink. Hoffmann is still a bit better known. He wrote a lot of short stories and fascinating novels. Also very spooky.

  3. Thank you for reading my movie review.

    I’m one of those few non-native English speaker just like you 🙂

    All your choices are new to me, I’m looking forward to read your movie review. I always try to find movies from countries outside US.

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