Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Reading Assignment

John Collier's Fancies and Goodnights is a collection of wicked, darkly comic little stories, written mostly in the 1930s and '40s.  Reading them made me think of Saki, as each story has some kind of twist:  the evil get their just reward, or sometimes the innocent are the ones who suffer.  Because life is random that way.  Life is also a little quirky in John Collier's world:  husbands murder their wives, a rare orchid devours humans and cats, a young shop assistant falls in love with a store mannequin, a Hollywood screenwriter is sold to the devil by his agent.  Good times.

4 comments:

  1. Ooh ... Me too, Green Girl! Thanks for the rec, Patience!

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  2. Ooh ... Me too, Green Girl! Thanks for the rec, Patience!

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