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Halloween Countdown, Day 6

First, a list from BuzzFeed: 49 Halloween Costumes All Book Lovers Will Appreciate.

Second, I was sorry to hear that Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell died yesterday. It seems only fitting to devote today's countdown post to this giant of Nordic noir.

A mere glance at the cover art from some of his books underscores the haunting bleakness of his work.

October-worthy quotes:

“The fear of death came and went, though right now her life force was strong. But she had never forgotten what went through her mind when she balanced on the railing of the bridge. Life wasn't just something that took care of itself. There were big black holes you could fall into with long, sharp spikes at the bottom, monstrous traps.”
― Henning Mankell, Before the Frost

“Spirits don’t have faces. And yet we recognise them. We know who is who. Spirits don’t have eyes or mouths or ears either. And yet they can see and speak and hear.”
― Henning Mankell, Chronicler of the Winds

“Life is a flimsy branch over an abyss.”
― Henning Mankell, Italian Shoes


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Oct. 6th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
Another Halloween blog-a-day project I came across involves statting monsters from various incarnation of Scooby Doo in the Savage Worlds system.


Edited at 2015-10-06 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oct. 6th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh, clever! Thanks for the link! *high fives*
Abbie Culbertson
Oct. 6th, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
That list takes me back to elementary school days when around this time of year we participated in "Storybook Character Day." We got to dress up in a costume, but it had to be as a character in a book. I remember dressing as Snow White.
Oct. 7th, 2015 10:57 am (UTC)
I love imagining you as a little girl dressed as Snow White! Good taste, by the way.
Oct. 12th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
Love the costumes!
Oct. 13th, 2015 01:35 pm (UTC)
Aren't they great?
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