If you enjoyed PERCHERON, look on eBay or ABE.com for a THE JOHN FRANKLIN
BARDIN OMNIBUS, which features not only PERCHERON but also THE LAST OF
PHILIP BANTER and DEVIL TAKE THE BLUE-TAIL FLY...his best three novels, all
in one package. Great, great stuff. It also features an interesting --
though lamentably short -- introduction by Julian Symons.
Speaking of Centipede/Millipede, if you enjoyed Bardin, you might also enjoy
another volume they've recently put out: William Sloane's TO WALK THE NIGHT
and THE EDGE OF RUNNING WATER (double-volume). I haven't picked up this
particular volume yet (though I want to!), but have read the novels in their
earlier combo package, THE RIM OF MORNING. While in truth Sloane has a
different style and thematic approach than Bardin's almost surreal,
hallucinatory construct, there's a shared vibe there that I can't really
pinpoint, other than to say if you enjoyed one you'll likely enjoy the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Randy Krbechek
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:12 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: The Deadly Percheron and In A Vain Shadow
> Friends -
> 1. I recently read "The Deadly Percheron" by John Franklin Bardin
> (1947). Which I kept thinking was going to be an "unreliable
> narrator" story. Interesting amnesia/Carnie/crime caper.
> Percheron was republished by Millipede, they are also bringing out
> one of the Thompsons ("Child of Rage").
> 2. Also, just finished "In A Vain Shadow" by James Hadley Chase
> (1951). Good turn on the "lured by femme fatale" theme. Pretty much
> of a page turner.
> 3. I saw the new film version of "Killer Inside Me." Yep, the
> violence is pretty graphic, still, I thought it was faithful to the
> feel of the novel.
> Randy Krbechek
> Fresno, CA
> RARA-AVIS home page: http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
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