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Randolph "Dilda" Carter

A rant about books, horror, and the weird.  I sometimes take on my love/hate relationship with goodreads and Amazon.

Currently reading

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories
Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, William Shatner
Progress: 140/336 pages
Pavane
Keith Roberts

The Collected Connoisseur

The Collected Connoisseur - Mark Valentine, John  Howard I'll give it four stars because the writing is so good. I'm not a big fan of paranormal detectives, Carnacki by William Hope Hodgson coming to mind, but the stories here are varied enough to make the entire volume interesting. At times The Connoisseur is almost incidental. Some are simply old fashioned ghost stories.I probably read this too fast. A proper appreciation would be a savoring of each story with a gap between readings. I tend to start out short story collections this way but end up blazing through the second half of the book when I become impatient to finish.