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The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/145 ... lp_Fiction

It was a pretty good book. Not a lot in this book is memorable to me, but I enjoyed it regardless. I read it many years ago, after all. This book's stories are mostly detective and crime stuff.

Recommendation: If you like crime stuff, you'd probably like it.



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The Stone Ship

by William Hope Hodgson

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Stone_Ship

This is one among many maritime tales that Hodgson wrote. This is roughly the same in style and content as his other maritime stuff. It's less monster-y than his other stuff though.

You can hear a version of it from the Canadian radio show Nightfall here:

https://archive.org/details/Nightfall-c ... e_Ship.mp3

Recommendation: Read it if you like horror.



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He Walked Around the Horses
by H. Beam Piper

I found this story on my phone. I downloaded it one or more years ago. I don't remember doing any such thing and I don't remember ever hearing of this story or its author. So I read it. I was surprised at how enjoyable it was. It's a great little sci fi story. The story is about 99 pages as an ebook on my phone, which means if it was in a paperback book, it would be around 1/3 or 1/4 that length.

This story is about a British diplomat during the time of the Napoleanic wars finding himself in an alternate Earth.

Read it online at Gutenberg.

Recommendation: Read it if you like older sci fi.



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The Isle of the Torturers
Clark Ashton Smith

This is a superbly written tragic story. The version that I read had a lot of errors in it, but I could understand everything except for the word "elllong". The two online dictionaries I used didn't have that word. It looks like Mr Smith liked adjectives more than Lovecraft did, because, holy moley, everything had an adjective.

Read it online

Recommendation: Read it if you feel like reading a depressing fantasy/horror story.



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The Metamorphosis of Earth
by Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/sh ... s-of-earth

This is a superbly well written horror / sci fi story.

I have found that Clark Ashton Smith's stories have a style that resembles Lovecraft's style. Since they were contemporaries, this is understandable. This particular short story doesn't resemble Lovecraft, and that's good. Compared to Smith's other stuff that I've read, this story shows a bit of stylistic maturity. I haven't read a lot of Smith's work, so I could be in for more pleasant surprises in the future.

Recommendation: If you like HP Lovecraft, WH Hodgson, or HG Wells, you'd probably like this.



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I also really love old stories, more than modern ones. Thank you for the selection, I'll take note! In general, I really like to take biographies of people (not only famous ones) and analyze their life through characteristics according to the Volikov test. It helps a lot to draw conclusions on how certain qualities affect a person's life



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I also really love old stories, more than modern ones. Thank you for the selection, I'll take note! In general, I really like to take biographies of people (not only famous ones) and analyze their life through characteristics according to the Volikov test. It helps a lot to draw conclusions on how certain qualities affect a person's life

I'm glad you enjoyed my reviews. :)



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