For those of you who like your horror tinged with undiluted surrealism, this hallucinatory account of a lost man is the book for you–or at least, it’s a book for you.
A graphic novel that’s brilliant and infuriating in near-equal measure. It’s an adaptation of THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, William Hope Hodgson’s 1908 classic of hallucinatory terror, by the great Richard Corben. I can’t imagine a better match.
One of the true classics of the supernatural, this bizarre novel can almost be viewed as avant-garde sci-fi.
Definitely an interesting and unique novel, but a complete success? No.
The concept of time travel is given a fascinating workout in this novella, a powerfully ominous tale that dimly recalls other such accounts (such as Alain Resnais’ classic film JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME) but is for the most part quite unique.
As for FREAKS AND FANTASIES, it’s the first Robbins publication in over sixty years, and for that reason alone deserves a look.
A surprise: I admittedly had little hope for this Stephen King 842-page time travel opus, yet it turns out to be King’s finest novel in decades.
An assured and compelling fictional account of “Scotland’s Nostradamus” Coinneach Odhar, a 17th Century man who allegedly possessed telekinetic powers that allowed him to see into the future. As this novel tells it, Coinneach foresaw quite a few assorted disasters, as well as the devastation of World War II and his own demise.
A definite oddity in the cannon of the late E.L. Doctorow, who specialized in historical fiction. In BIG AS LIFE, his second novel, Doctorow tried his hand at surreal fantasy, relating the highly speculative account of two giant humanoid figures who one day appear suspended in the sky over the New York Harbor, throwing the city into chaos.