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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

Dialing the Wind

Dialing the Wind - Charles L. Grant Another good collection for Grant. Four solid interconnected stories with a good framing story set in Oxrun station, all similarly themed but each different. The themes are alienation and isolation. There are a great couple of stories that feature similar weird goings-on but in one case the protagonist becomes isolated into herself and in the other the protagonist is abandoned by everyone else, both leading to loneliness and isolation from the world.There is more interconnection than usual in the stories with each one clearly referring to another but these can be enjoyed stand alone without much loss.One more thing about Oxrun, if you hear that old-timey hillbilly music coming from one of your neighbors, pack your bags and get out of town, forever.