A haunting, powerful, surrealistic fantasy by a true grand master of the genre.
©2005 Bob E. Flick; (P)2005 Ziggurat Productions
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
This story appeared in Weird Tales in 1934 and has the look and feel of a Conan story. This story is all about texture and feel. The author jumps right into the action and sends you into a dark and strange world. After the beginning it takes a long time for anything else to happen. If you like Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft or Jack Williamson then you will like this story, although I believe it took too long to tell too simple of a story. The music in this recording adds a lot to the mood of the book, my problem with it was the narration. The narrator does a lot of whispering, even though the back ground music is loud. It was hard to hear in parts. You want to listen to this in your quiet living room, not on a busy highway. I gave this a low rating because I do not care for flowery descriptive language, you on the other hand may like it. It is just a matter of taste and many people I believe will feel this is a masterpiece.
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