RE: RARA-AVIS: Ellin and Eighth Circle

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 29 Dec 2008

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    An enthusiastic agreement on Ellin's short stories. While I've struggled to maintain interest in almost each of his full-length novels (save for DREADFUL SUMMIT, which I believe was his debut novel), his short stories are brilliant. THE SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES (Mysterious Press HC), his short-story omnibus (?) is outstanding and highly recommended for anyone's suspense library. I have a signed/lettered/slipcased copy of that book, and it'd be one of the last few books I'd unload if circumstances dictated the culling of my collection.

    Ron C.

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    > Yes, it came out first as a hardcover. I have that edition. I found
    > the novel good but not as good as Ellin's magnificent short stories.
    > Those I have reread many times. Classic stuff. The method in these
    > stories may be suspense and surprise, but the sensibility is very dark
    > indeed.
    > Best,
    > mrt
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