“And I will end you
from the highest to the low
And I will end you
And my name you shall then know”
The artwork of Santiago Caruso.
Artist on the spanish language book….Lovecraft: El horror de Dunwich/ The Dunwich Horror (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]. About to go out of print. I don’t like Lovecraft enough to own him in English, much less Spanish. But the artist intrigued me on this, and for the fans among you… seems like a solid buy.
The Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield
The latest addition to my best short story list, this being H Russell Wakefield’s DAMP SHEETS from THE BEST GHOST STORIES OF H. RUSSELL WAKEFIELD
DAMP SHEETS- A couple in financial straits, eye a rich uncle. A simple premise, and now 80+ years removed from the stories publication, quite a well used premise, but as always Wakefield’s writing transcends the familiar, by being just so endearing, and engaging. You find yourself turning pages easily, as reading Wakefield is like a relaxed, almost conversational storyteller, spinning a yarn at a dinner party… just for you. And the story builds to one of those odd Wakefield endings, a bit curt, and wry, and ironic… that at first feels like someone put on the brakes perhaps a bit too quickly, but a shake of the head later, and a reread of the page, and nope, it’s just right. Just great ghost story writing, told in a handful of pages. Grade: B.