The blog of an easily distracted reader.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The moon is heck: Two stories by Raymond F. Jones
Raymond F. Jones appears on T.E.D. Klein's canonical list "The Thirteen Most Terrifying Horror Stories." As a reader I place a...
Summer of '88: Little Brothers by Rick Hautala (Zebra, 1988).
...."Al?" she called out, a note of fear creeping into her voice. "Al?" The soft, scuffling noises continued in the tota...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Sallust. Gregory Sallust.
Below are a few "reading notes" links. I've read the first seven Sallust novels (in narrative chronological order),and am taki...
The devil you know: Traitors' Gate by Dennis Wheatley (1958).
Traitors' Gate by Dennis Wheatley (1958). ....'You've got to lunch somewhere, and this is just the day to lunch up on the mount...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
No fun in the dark: The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant (1982).
The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant (1982). Perfectly dreadful in style and structure. No sense of place delineated for a new ...
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Coming events cast their shadows before them: Come Into My Parlour by Dennis Wheatley (1946).
.... Sir Pellinore had popped a dose of veronal into Gregory's last drink, so he slept until nearly midday. On waking he felt pretty hea...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
History is made at night: V for Vengeance by Dennis Wheatley (1942).
V for Vengeance by Dennis Wheatley (1942) _____ Streaks ahead of the previous Sallust adventure, The Black Baroness. Wonderful little bits ...
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