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Robert Bloch
Birth date: April 05, 1917
Died: September 23, 1994
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 10 months ago
It’s rare to be able enjoy a book and its movie adaptation equally. The characters are so wonderfully drawn, it’s impossible to not have strong feelings about them all, from the skin-crawling creepiness of Norman Bates to anger and impatience for the complacently incompetent sheriff. The story and t...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 10 months ago
Terrible 1966 revision of the 1947 novel. They just randomly tossed in updated pop culture references (ex. “The kind of girl who wore false eyelashes” instead of “the kind of girl who wore harlequin frames”), then made a key change to the opening scene and tacked on a completely new and completely t...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 10 months ago
Bloch’s first novel is styled as the written confession and diary excerpts of a serial killer. The misogyny is so vividly portrayed that I could only read so much at a time before needing to go scrub my brain and find something more pleasant to occupy it. The main character’s hatred, though targeted...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 2 years ago
This is my first Lovecraft, so I can’t judge whether this particular collection has all his “best”. It did have the stories that were recommended to me as being representative of his work: The Dunwich Horror, The Colour Out of Space, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and of course, The Call of Cthulhu. I e...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
This my first stab at Howard, of Conan fame, and I don't know how to rate it, or if I'll ever read something by him again. In favor it has the fact that it has no compunctions about pulling in elements from any source, and mimic any style to flavor and serve the current story. Makes for diverse se...
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