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Magickal Tales from the Master,
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This review is from: The Drug and Other Stories (Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural) (Paperback)
Even if you are not a Crowley fan or acolyte this is an outstanding collection of short stories whose imaginative breadth is staggering. Crowley was always a lucid and entertaining prose writer and here he shows off another colour of his rainbow. What is not includled in this pot of gold are the 'Simon Iff' tales. However this does not detract from the range of stories presented, some published here for the first time. There is an excellent,informative and if slightly slavish introduction the editor has obviously worked here on a labour of love and the care shows. Its a jolly fun mixture: Pathos, bathos, all the spices of a literary 'Glacier Curry': Saki meets Dunsany meets Conan Doyle meets Poe. As experimental as Joyce, with more readability. Yes it has the unbeatable quality of a good read. It will make you smile, frown and think. And the Wordsworth publication value is obvious, the book is practically a steal.