‘Reviews and other public Comments about the Classical Horror book’

(19 Sep 12) Brendan Moody: http://noondaystars.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-first-book-of-classical-horror.html

(27 Aug 12) Matthew Fryer: http://matthewfryer.com/2012/08/27/review-the-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories-conductor-df-lewis/

First review by Carole Tyrell (14 Aug 12): http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/367088730


(Sept 2013): Peter Tennant’s detailed review in BLACK STATIC: “…contains twenty one new stories inspired by or referencing classical music. In line with this guiding principle, D.F. Lewis is described as ‘Conductor’ rather than editor.”

http://rhysaurus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/first-book-of-classical-horror-stories.html (rhys hughes)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15743831-the-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories?auto_login_attempted=true (goodreads page)

http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/universe-at-gun-point.html (andrew hook)

http://nicolecushing.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/thethe-first-book-of-classical-horror-stories-out-now-from-megazanthus-press/ (nicole cushing)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/266989980069260/ (facebook group)

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2419.msg26095 (aliya whiteley)

http://aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/classical-horror-and-other-stories/ (aliya whiteley)

Others will be linked here as and when they happen.

Above image by Rhys Hughes

2 Aug 12: From a private forum (permission to quote here):
<<I enjoyed Des’ Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies so much that I’ve jumped on The First Book of Classical Horror Stories. Mark Valentine’s “Without Instruments” contains some observations that hit rather close to home:
“There are those who make it a principle not to like anything that is popular, out of a mistrust of mass taste. Those who have never caught on are their preserve. They look with disdain on all the rest. These obscurantists do not mind too much if they find a few people who share their taste for a shunned figure, provided it is only a few.”
“He had come to appreciate ‘difficult’ music chiefly as a means of distinguishing himself, in his own eyes as well as in the regard of those few others who took any interest in him. Without it, he feared he would fade into the sort of drab nonentity he saw all too often around him. It pleased him to think that very few knew or understood these works of high modernism.”
My own reaction to those was, “That sounds a bit like me, but my friend X is worse.”
Two stories in (Valentine and Colin Insole–I cherry-pick), I am very pleased with the book so far.>>

Brendan Moody’s Puppet Passage of the Day – taken from TFBOCHS: http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=83127&postcount=718



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