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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

Fugue State

Fugue State - Brian Evenson, Zak Sally Kafkaesque assembly of stories covering the usual categories of the horror genre but generally done from so unique a perspective that you almost don't realize exactly that a particular story belongs to a sub-genre. You end up saying: "I guess that was a ghost story, or I guess this is a zombie story.". It doesn't really matter because each story is so fresh and unique that categories and genres don't apply.Evenson's prose is spare in a way that reminds me of Ligotti or sometimes Hemingway. The little title illustrations by Zak Sally are a nice complement to each story.The story "Ninety Over Ninety" about a literary editor forced to abandon literature for blockbusters in order to keep his job. It is one of the funniest stories I've read for awhile but probably all too true.