supreme being of leisure. (motions) wrote in oxidarse,
So this mix is for two books, The Monstrumologist and its sequel The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey. These are YA novels, but they are SO GOOD. They're strictly in the horror genre, an area I very rarely (read: never) venture into, but I somehow ended up getting The Monstrumologist from my local library. I was intrigued by the cover (seriously, LOOK AT IT and pretend the reprint covers don't exist, they are ugly), so I was like what the hell, why not.

A brief overview for those who have never even heard of these books: It's told in first person from Will Henry's point of view. He's a young, orphaned boy who is, unfortunately, Dr. Warthrop's apprentice. Warthrop is all about monstrumology, the study of monsters, so, naturally, he gets involved in nasty things. Warthrop is very similar to BBC's Sherlock, although he isn't at all funny and he's kinda mean to Will Henry. But throughout the books you get insight into his past, as well as Will Henry's, and hearts break all around.

These books are gruesome! And more than a little scary. I really recommend them, though. I'm not much for gore, but these books make it work. Sometimes it can be over the top and unnecessarily violent, but damn if the pace isn't thrilling.

I made this mix because the books left a deep impression on me. The first half deals with the first book, while the songs from 'Cold Water' on refer to the second book. The instrumental songs are meant to evoke an eerie atmosphere as a reflection of the books themselves. I hope it works! Even if you've never read the books. (Oh, and please don't mind the typo on the back cover for 'Christian Wolff in Cambridge'. I was too lazy to change it.)





beautiful things can come from the dark ▬ azure ray
Someone else's boy, you've had it so hard,
Will you grow up to be you,
Or a sum of your parts just hanging in the air?
Someone else's boy, tell me your convoluted stories through half-rotten mouth,
I will decipher them, to tell the world of your heart,
How beautiful things can come from the dark


the sound of emptiness part 1 ▬ library tapes
[instrumental]

imitosis ▬ andrew bird
It was anything but hear the voice
Anything but hear the voice
It was anything but hear the voice
That says that we’re all basically alone


gnossienne no.4 ▬ erik satie
[instrumental]

erupting light ▬ hildur gudnadóttir
[instrumental]

cold water ▬ damien rice
Cold, cold water surrounds me now
And all I've got is your hand
Lord, can you hear me now?
Lord, can you hear me now?
Lord, can you hear me now,
Or am I lost?


journey to the underworld ▬ hilmar orn hilmarsson
[instrumental]

the cold, the dark, and the silence ▬ sea wolf
So we're lost, we're lost out here on the plains, my love.
It's only wind and ice and trees that wave from above.
But when the cold, the dark, and the silence come
it's like a sudden rush of water through your heart and lungs.


christian wolff in cambridge ▬ morton feldman
[instrumental]

run ▬ air
Stop the night
Hold me tight
Holy girl


the sound of emptiness part 2 ▬ library tapes
[instrumental]

bullets ▬ tunng
So sweet to lose a friend
You leave the church and taste
The air in your lungs
Old lies and fireflies
Carve angels on your eyes
And all is undone
You whisper prayers into the dark
Up to a god in whom you've never believed
You always do


the captain ▬ the knife
One thousand stories and soon there's more
We've been offered one more lap to go
In my hand I hold a key
It's dear to me cause I know where it leads


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So, read the books! Get them from your local library or buy them. Oh, and you can find this crossposted at tumblr.

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