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Old 02-20-2009   #1
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DOWN TO THE BOOTS by DF Lewis

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Description: First published in 'Dagon' 1989 and re-printed in 'Shadows Over Innsmouth' 1994.

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Re: DOWN TO THE BOOTS by DF Lewis

"Down to the Boots" is among my favorite D. F. Lewis stories. I wrote a critique of the piece for des' Bumps for Books competition in 2007. Unfortunately, I no longer have a copy of the critique, or I would post it here.

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Re: DOWN TO THE BOOTS by DF Lewis

This was your critique, GSC, that I've found on a message board elsewhere:

<<D. F. Lewis' short story "Down to the Boots" was inspired by "The Shadow over Innsmouth," H. P. Lovecraft's classic tale of miscegenation. Mr. Lewis' story is much quieter than "The Shadow over Innsmouth," arguably Lovecraft's most frenzied and action-packed work. "Down to the Boots" explores the themes of loss and transformation through its characters, Owen and Madge, a rather unsuccessful fisherman and his wife. Madge has lost several previous husbands to the sea, and wonders one day why Owen hasn't returned home. She sets out to investigate, only to discover proof positive of her husband's disappearance. This reader suspects that Madge will soon hook a new husband, however. One might say that this story is a deep one, as this little gem has much to say about loneliness, boredom, time, and death. Highly recommended. "Down to the Boots" was first published in Dagon #26 in 1989).>>

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Re: DOWN TO THE BOOTS by DF Lewis

Quote Originally Posted by G. S. Carnivals View Post
"Down to the Boots" is among my favorite D. F. Lewis stories. I wrote a critique of the piece for des' Bumps for Books competition in 2007. Unfortunately, I no longer have a copy of the critique, or I would post it here.
I also like that one very much. I read it a year ago when Des posted a selection of recommended stories from all of the wheels. A great tale!


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