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Fables and Other Oddities of the Imagination by Ronald S. Dondiego
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrific Writing!, 9 April 2003
"Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination" is an incredible collection of short stories, and certainly worth the time of all readers of the horror/crime fiction genres. I found the stories to be unique and highly unusual - quite impressive considering that this writer is as yet little known either here or in the states. But don't take my word for it. Read it! And judge for yourselves. My favorite story in the batch was "A Ghost In The House." Very scary stuff!
The Fall of the House of Usher (Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Writing, 23 Mar 2002
Edgar Allan Poe was perhaps the greatest American short story writer in our history. He is a surrealist and a subtle master of the pyschological thriller. In fact, it was Poe who created the Detective/Mystery genre, and it was he from whom Sir Author Conan Doyle drew his inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.
Poe, however, reaches his peek when he is telling a tale of madness and horror. My absolute favorite Poe tale is The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Also, the Pit And The Pendulum is an excellent read.
And, as has been stated, this book is an excellent primer for all would be Poe enthusiasts.
The Face and Other Fantastic Tales by Ron Dondiego
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is perhaps one of the most enthralling and captivating collections of short stories I've read in years. The author takes the reader on a journey that embraces the real, the surreal, and the other worldly. It reaches from the past to the present and into the future; and its author does it with a flaring pen and a keen eye. Yes, indeed, I found this book delightful in several of its stories. Dondiego is an author that simply loves to toy with the absurdities of life.