December 9, 2015


by Ramsey Campbell, 1987


“Cold Print” is a collection of short stories by British horror master, Ramsey Campbell, all on Lovecraftian themes.  About half of them are his early stories from the 60s, one is from 1976, and the rest come from the 80s.

As I had alr...

December 8, 2015


by Danielle Steel, 2008


As I recall, the conversation with one of my more literate friends went like this:

Mike: "Have you ever read Danielle Steel?"

Me: "I... don't think so. She writes romances."

Mike: "No. She writes literature. Her books cover the gamut of human...

December 1, 2015

John Silence, Physician Extraordinary

by Algernon Blackwood, 1908


While the John Silence stories might be the victim of the writing style of the Edwardian era, the character of John Silence is not. As a hero he is admirable. He uses his brain and his psychic abilities,...

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