Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Post by Koakai » Mon May 13, 2013 4:03 am

I am always amazed just how prolific an author he was. You normally only think Sherlock Holmes, but that forms a mere pittance of his work. I heard 'The terror of blue-john gap.' read on one of the audio fiction podcasts I follow, and I was remembered just how good he is at writing all things, not just Mr Holmes. The terror certainly fits in the weird fiction area.
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Post by Howard » Mon May 13, 2013 6:41 am

That was a good listen, my thoughts exactly. Classic Tales Podcast has "The Lost World" of his in about five episodes. The main character, J.R. Challenger, I just heard in an episode of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes brought Mr. Challenger in for his expertise in jungle poisons.

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Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Post by WitchDoctor » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:39 am

(dead thread I know)

Never knew Challenger showed up in more mainstream Doyle. Cool beans.

I totally spelled "knew" correctly by the way.
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Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Post by mrjohnmarchughes » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:06 pm

The relationship between Sir Arthur and Harry Houdini is intriguing.
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I find the idea of Houdini's famous stage-show fascinating: (if I'm remembering it correctly) he first held a "genuine" seance, on stage, with members of the audience sitting around the table with him, taking part; and then he repeated the whole thing, beat for beat, with all the stage lights turned on and the tablecloth removed - allowing the rest of the audience to see exactly how every single trick and effect had been accomplished. Don't you wish you could travel back in time to see that?
It's remarkable that he and Sir Arthur stayed friends.

A Houdini-like individual - a superstar cynic and mythosbuster, who tours the world publicly revealing the tricks of mediums -would be a cool CoC character, methinks.
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