Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Willows – Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood is one of the author’s with whom I was familiar although, I realise having read this, not familiar enough. In The Willows, the narrator and his companion (‘the Swede’) are paddling up the Danube. The river of this … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Ape!

A while back, I posted that I had lost my reading mojo. This saddened me. However, I’m pleased to say that it is fully back now! Recently, I’ve been reading some stuff about the origins of homo sapiens. Evolution, in … Continue reading

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The Weird: The Screaming Skull – F. Marion Crawford

The introductory blurb for F. Marion Crawford’s The Screaming Skull (1908) describes it as an early example of the modern monologue (noting that it verges on the stream-of-consciousness at times). This form suits what, at first glance, would appear to … Continue reading

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Interment – RJ Barker and Mikko Sovijärvi

Interment is the first part of a trilogy of prose poems, which will be followed by The Social Diary of a Ghoul and The Boy Who Listened in at Doors. Short prose poems, the words are by the excellent of … Continue reading

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The Weird – Ann and Jeff Vandermeer (eds)

1: The Other Side – Alfred Kubin Before I get started on the story, I think it’s worth noting that this hefty volume has an interesting (ahem) ‘Foreweird’ by Michael Moorcock and an introduction by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Moorcock … Continue reading

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