The blog of an easily distracted reader.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
"Podolo" by L.P. Hartley can be read here . ....Angela climbed back into the boat. ‘I nearly had it,’ she said, her voice still u...
The Devil's shelfie, probably: The Book by Margaret Irwin
Margaret Irwin's sublime 1930 short story "The Book" can be found here and here . I first saw the story referenced in The P...
A note on Brenner's Boy by John Metcalfe (1931)
John Metcalfe's story "Brenner's Boy" (1931) is not be be missed. Like the best work of Ramsey Campbell, its narrative ...
Leave your dreams alone: Never Visit Venice by Robert Aikman
“Never Visit Venice” by Robert Aickman (1968) In the last hour of his life, lonely and alienated middle class Englishman Henry Fern finds ...
Saturday, June 24, 2017
13 on Saturday: A roundup of stories read
Brief notes or underlinings from some short stories read today. Something Had to be Done by David Drake 1975 A wonderfully telescoped vam...
Friday, June 23, 2017
A sublime sickness: Doctors Wear Scarlet by Simon Raven
Doctors Wear Scarlet by Simon Raven 1960: Anthony Blond Publishing *** Doctors Wear Scarlet is the last horror novel I will...
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