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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 Talisman

The Talisman - Jonathan Aycliffe

Pretty good creeper in the more conventional vein.  Aycliffe throws in even the kitchen sink in this one, Exorcist, Mummy, Rosemary's Baby, Omen, you name it, it's probably in there. Still he keeps the creeps coming and the action going. Not a great character builder but enough to make you care about the affected. Well written even though Aycliffe admits he's trying to appeal to a younger audience.

 

Aycliffe sort of deprecates his own work, even saying they are nothing but entertainments that he wants to sell well. However, he doesn't write down and respects the reader's intelligence. Still, there is a bit more here than just fun.