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RE: werewolves [science-fiction] Digest Number 2451

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  • Craig Ranapia
    Has anyone mentioned Jack Williamson s classic Darker Than You Think - currently in print as part of Orion s wonderful Fantasy Masterworks series which you
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 29, 2005
      Has anyone mentioned Jack Williamson's classic 'Darker Than You Think' -
      currently in print as part of Orion's wonderful Fantasy Masterworks series
      which you can check out at
      http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/browse-results.aspx?subID=8 .

      Here's the blurb:

      The unsettling dreams begin for small-town reporter Will Barbee not long
      after he first meets the mysterious and beautiful April Bell. They are
      vivid, powerful and deeply disturbing nightmares in which he commits
      atrocious acts. And, one by one, his friends are meeting violent deaths. It
      is clear to Barbee that he is embroiled in something far beyond human
      understanding, something unspeakably evil. And it intimately involves the
      seductive, dangerously intoxicating April, and the question, 'Who is the
      Child of the Night?' When he discovers the answer to that, his world will
      change utterly.


      OK, it was published in 1948 so the prose is a bit clunky and some of the
      characterisation & attitudes on display are quite offensive - or amusingly
      quaint, depending on your sensibilities. I also found the first 20 pages or
      so slow and pointless. But stick with it, because I promise it will screw
      with your head. Possibly more enjoyable as a period piece, but still
      effective IMO.

      CRAIG RANAPIA

      "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society"

      -- Mark Twain




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