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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

Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories

Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories - James P. Blaylock Excellent collection of, for lack of any better description, Bradbury-esque, stories. There is a little bit of horror, some urban fantasy, some steam-punk (Langdon St. Ives), and some just plain stories. Blaylock is adept at setting the sort of wistful nostalgic atmosphere of the future (?) that Bradbury does so well and making you feel the narrator has actually remembered this tale. Many of Blaylock's stories are so gossamer that the inattentive reader may assume there is nothing there when actually there is plenty.