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May 19th 2018 : "The Terror of Blue John Gap" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Please join us for our weekly literary chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) on May 19th 2018 (00:30. (GMT), May 20th) for a discussion of "The Terror of Blue John Gap"  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Doyle, most well as the writer of the stories describing the deductive reasoning of the celebrated detective, Sherlock Holmes, gave credit to Koach's favorite author--Edgar Allan Poe--as his source of inspiration for developing the detective story into a recognizable genre' of fiction.  He also payed homage to Poe with many of his lesser known works, which include a number of short "horror" stories.  This weeks offering is one of those well crafted tales of the horrors that might live somewhere out there in the wilds of the English countryside.  "The Terror of  Blue John Gap"  shares that feeling of dread common to many of Poe's tales, and for those of you who a bit of a fright to start the night, it should prove quite entertaining.

The story is available in many formats (from kindle and e-pub, to mp3 sound clips and Youtube offerings.  I would suggest a pdf copy of the story, available at:  http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/19/tales-of-terror-and-mystery/76/the-terror-of-blue-john-gap/  

It is available in html (web reading format) at eastoftheweb.com:  http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/TerBlu.shtml

Is available from Youtube at farious streaming urls, I would suggest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-hTY49srg as the most clear to my aging ears.  (I personally prefer to read than listen to stories, and it takes longer to listen to the stories than to read them.)

The story is available from Gutenberg.org in multiple formats , and you can do a google search for yourself.  No matter where you go and which ever way you prefer to read it, I believe you will enjoy it.

The chat will be held in #Readers_corner on koach.com  

Web chat address:  http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner  

mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

Please note:   The story is a bit longer than our usual so you may want to start reading it early this week, the audio versions of the story on Youtube range from approxomately 40 minutes to a little over an hour.

I hope to see you all at the chat.  I think the discussion will be a lot of fun.

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