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Old 02-13-2017   #221
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Re: The Mark Samuels tribute anthology

I'm a sucker for stories that don't focus on humans, and I guess that's why black mould really hit the spot for me (and then didn't in the aforementioned bit where humans finally show up.) On that basis, I wouldn't compare it to "the colour out of space", but to Ligotti's "the red tower", or een Borges' "the library of babel." The closing of "the shadowy companion" is very telling of this, I think. And yeah, Mark Valentine wrote it, but it's very in tune with Mark Samuels. (Valentine says the story is based on a real meeting they had, so I'd like to think Samuels actually said something along those lines.



And I guess with all that's been going on here and out in the world I forgot to mention I got the book a while back and been slowly making my way through it but have very much enjoyed what I've read so far. Oops.
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Re: The Mark Samuels tribute anthology

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Thinking of the Frightful Horrors of the world today.




'The Big-Headed People' was first published in the Mark Samuels Tribute book, and has now been extended in the above 'Frightful Horrors' publication to over twice its original length.

My real-time review of the original Snuggly Tribute book:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com...marked-to-die/

My real-time reviews of most Mark Samuels books:
https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/mark-samuels/


My real-time reviews of significant groups of books by each of some of the authors in the Snuggly Tribute book:
Quentin S. Crisp: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/quentin-s-crisp/
Brendan Connell: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/brendan-connell/
Reggie Oliver: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/reggie-oliver/
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