It’s our third episode discussing Bram Stoker’s “Lair of the White Worm”. If you like coherent horror stories, we apologize. But as a consolation, may we offer you dozens of sentences with upwards of seven commas in them?
We get the best of what Bram has to offer here: conversations with old men in parlors, absolute gibberish theories passed off as scientific fact, tea with attempted murderers, forest-planks, and of course, in a triumphant return, The Worm of Lambton. We are well aware of the amount of commas in that sentence.
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We’ll also inspect Adam Salton’s past to see how he came to amass such an intricate library of smells, and Mike will attempt to improve on Conor’s abysmal Real or Fanfic performance from last episode. For next time, just finish the damn book!
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In chapter 24 it says “Adam read this (letter) over several times…” Just glad I’m not the only one having to read this crap over and over again to understand it.
“It explained a lot when I found out The Lair of the White Worm was written after Stoker had a a number of strokes in the midst of tertiary syphilis, and he died not long after finishing it.” (https://grubstreethack.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/book-review-the-lair-of-the-white-worm/)
P.S. In other words, to spell it plain, TLotWW was “allegedly written while the author was going insane” (Review of the unabridged Penguin Gothic Classics version, Kindle edition, by K. Jump; https://www.amazon.com.au/Lair-White-Penguin-Gothic-Classics-ebook/dp/B002RI9FKE/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=lair+white+worm&qid=1595826328&s=books&sr=1-5)