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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind
Under Stones
Bob Franklin
The Erotic Potential of My Wife
David Foenkinos, Yasmine Gaspard
A Corner of White
Jaclyn Moriarty
Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Beetle
Richard Marsh
Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith

SpecLit Masters 1: H.P. Lovecraft

SpecLit Masters 1: H.P. Lovecraft - Paul Anthony Jones,  William Vitka,  Nathan Yocum,  I.D. Martin,  Paul Jones,  H.P. Lovecraft,  Nathan Yocum,  I.D. Martin,  David Graham I've read Lovecraft's The Colour Out Of Space and loved it - See my review on Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales for the Lovecraft stories.The Torch Singer (Nathan Yocum): I'm not usually a fan of short stories. I tend to switch into hypercritical mode, concentrating more on sentence structure and grammar than I do when reading a novel. I found myself swept up with this story, however, and soon forgot about the fiddly bits, which is high praise from me indeed!As it happens, I really enjoyed this tale. There were some beautifully descriptive passages, particularly of the torch singer herself. I liked the way the story alternated between realities easily, maintaining the flow of the narrative. It also paid homage to Lovecraft respectfully, keeping to the same model, while cutting back on the descriptive passages. This moved the story along swiftly, which I appreciated. Even with the faster pace, the monsters and the madness could have easily been Lovecraft's. I'm working my way through the other stories..