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LORD OF THE FLIES
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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I've read that.

It was interesting.

I highly recommend anything that David Eddings wrote, save "The Dreamers" series.

He is, quite possibly, my favorite author of all time.
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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I'm currently reading a horror anthology. It is the business.

A couple are hit-and-miss, but I figured that must be the case with you guys as well, which is why I brought up this thread, for you guys to discuss your likes and dislikes as far as books and ebooks go.
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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Note to Self: Remember "Instead of Three Wishes".
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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You mean this?



Or this?

“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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I'm actually fond of this myself.



And I'm currently reading through this.



'Tis awesome.
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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And I lost this some years ago. I absolutely must have this again.

“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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Ya know, this is a thread for sharing books you enjoyed reading, or sharing books you plan to read. Making recommendations, giving warnings, commenting, discussing, etc about books.

In case anybody cares.
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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I srsly need to read more.
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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You know that it's possible to get the Lesser Key of Solomon in pdf form?
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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Ah, so you DO know this thread exists?

But, yeah, every once in a while, you find a good full length book on PDF. That's how I got Virgil's Aeneid, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Paradise Lost, and a couple others.
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Yes.

The Lesser Key of Solomon isn't exactly a novel, however.
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
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Um...what is it? A poem? A play?
“…Judge not what a man has done, but judge what he could have done if he was a different bloke altogether. For art thou a leper? And a leper can changeth his spots…”   --Rudy Wade, Misfits (Series 4, Episode 8)
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You are very funny.

It's one of the most popular books on it's subject.
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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 Well, excuse me.

 Some of us actually have to use GOOGLE for something called "Clavicula Solomonis Regis". Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and my studies of mythology and religion rarely take me into the realm of demonology and grimoires and the occult.
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To be fair, 3/5ths of it involve Angels, rather than demons.

The other 1/5 is about air spirits, with only 1/5 being demon-involved.



I would have thought you would have heard of something called the Lesser Key of Solomon, though.
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
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 Um, no, actually. Again, I don't dabble often into the occult. When I do, it's a short look, for reference.

Oh, and just for the record...

By air spirits, did you mean sylphs?

Air spirits may also refer to demons (Satan is called "the Prince of the Powers of the Air") and Demons are no more than just fallen angels.
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Then it's all about Angels! Or mostly about using God to bully demons into getting to do what you want.


In seriousness though, I mostly find it an interesting inspiration for character ideas. I'm hardly going to try any of it out.

I mean, what if it worked? I don't want some huge griffon-winged bull sitting in my living room. He'd eat all the tasty food. D:
“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
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Here Beginneth The Second Book called the Art Theurgia Goetia
of Solomon the King

In this following treatise you have the names of the Chief Spirits with several of the
Ministring Spirits that are under them, with their Seals or charactors which are to be
worn as a Lamen on your breast, for without that the Spirit that has appeared will
not obey to do your will.
The office of these Spirits is all one, for what one can do the others can do the
same, they can show & discover all things that are hidden, and done in the world &
can fetch & carry & do any thing that is to be done or contained in any of the 4 Elements,
Fire, Air, Earth or Water, & also the secrets of Kings or any other persons or
person, let it be in what kind it will.

These are by nature good & evil, that is the one part is good & the other part is
Evil, they are governed by their Princes, & each Prince hath his abode in the points
of the Compass, as is showed in the following figure, therefore when you have a
desire to call any of the Princes or any of their servants, you are to direct your self
towards that point of the Compass the King or Prince has his mansion or place of
Abode, & you cannot well err in your operations, note every Prince is to have his
Conjuration, yet all of one form, excepting the name and place of the Spirit for in
that they must change & differ, also the seals of the Spirits are to be changed accordingly.
So, they'd make excellent spies.

Or if you really want to take your neighbor's car... Though it may be easier to simply steal the keys, rather than summoning an ancient air spirit to bodily lift it and carry it back to you.

“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”
― Hogfather
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