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Fritz Leiber: Conjure Wife & Our Lady of Darkness

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  • finarvyn
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    I read Conjure Wife and loved it. I have a copy of Our Lady of Darkness and haven't tried it yet, but maybe this thread will inspire me....

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  • devilchicken
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    Well I'm sold so far - and it looks like I can get a copy online for about $5 or $6. Can't grumble at that.

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  • The English Assassin
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    Originally posted by Grey Mouser View Post
    I've not read Our Lady of Darkness yet DC, but I read Conjure Wife a long time ago and thought it was a fine tale, and another unacknowledged example of where Mr Leiber has influenced cinema with his literary style.

    Conjure Wife has been adapted for cinema three times to date and preparations are underway for a fourth version:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Eagle

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE4BH14L20081218
    I've seen the 'Night of the Eagle' version, which starts off amazingly, but sadly degenerates as it goes on. Still if you like witchy movies (like I do) it's pretty good.

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  • Grey Mouser
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    I've not read Our Lady of Darkness yet DC, but I read Conjure Wife a long time ago and thought it was a fine tale, and another unacknowledged example of where Mr Leiber has influenced cinema with his literary style.

    Conjure Wife has been adapted for cinema three times to date and preparations are underway for a fourth version:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Eagle

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE4BH14L20081218

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  • Talisant
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    Thanks for the info, I try to dig it out and give it a proper read.

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  • The English Assassin
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    Two great literary horror novels. Nothing gothic romance about them. If anything they are even better than his fantasy stuff in my opinion. Of the two I probably prefer Conjure Wife (which was kindly sent to me by Lemec from this very forum - thanks again!), although both are well worth reading and I'll almost certainly read them both again.

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  • DeepFixer
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    Yeah, I've read both.
    Conjure Wife
    http://www.iblist.com/book2116.htm

    Our Lady of Darkness
    http://www.iblist.com/book2122.htm

    I don't normally go for horror stuff, but I liked both of them.

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  • Talisant
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    Found a paperback copy of Conjure Wife years ago, got the impression it might be a weird gothic romance experiment by FL and never got around to reading it. Let us know how it goes with the book, should you dare!

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  • Fritz Leiber: Conjure Wife & Our Lady of Darkness

    Just wondering if anyone has read these two Leiber novels to recommend them - I've only ever read his Lankhmar stuff.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Ladies-Co...t_at_ep_dpt_12#
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