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by Esmond
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 05:24:27
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Astral Attack or a bad dream
Replies: 11
Views: 10073

Seen and the UnSeen realms

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. - Sir Arthur Eddington My dear good Sir, Whilst we must always be cognizant of the fact that dreams may seem very real indeed, we must also not be of the mindset that states that ALL such phenomena are merely tri...
by Esmond
Sat 28 Jun, 2008 05:24:11
Forum: Strange Conflict
Topic: Strange Conflict
Replies: 9
Views: 9897

Nick, I am going to start a reread of SC as soon as I compete my reread of TDRO . DW is one of the rare breed amongst writers in that the more you read his works the better they seem, how many other authors could we name that also holds such a spell over the reader? I enjoyed Lee's autobiography, a ...
by Esmond
Thu 26 Jun, 2008 05:57:25
Forum: Strange Conflict
Topic: Strange Conflict
Replies: 9
Views: 9897

First Rate Thriller

Excellent summary of another gem by the inimitable DW. Whilst not up to THE DEVIL RIDES OUT it is still very good and one of my favorites. Wheatley had a profound knowledge of his subject and it really shines through. Even today his education of the finer points is still superb. One is, of course, c...
by Esmond
Mon 2 Jun, 2008 00:03:24
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: The pistol in Chapter 31
Replies: 3
Views: 6399

Very interesting

Thank you my dear sirs for those insightful remarks. I would think you are correct I was brought to recall, after reading your posts, of the "Baby Browning" made in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale however, as noted, there were so many little automatics made on the Continent in those days that a little...
by Esmond
Tue 20 May, 2008 05:09:21
Forum: The Satanist
Topic: The Satanist
Replies: 6
Views: 9307

A page turner

This was the very first DW novel I had ever read. I can see that paperback in my mind's eye. I had lent it to a friend and needless to say never saw it again. It was so different and so far superior to anything in the genre I had ever read before that I instantly wanted to read more by this author a...
by Esmond
Tue 20 May, 2008 04:52:59
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: The pistol in Chapter 31
Replies: 3
Views: 6399

The pistol in Chapter 31

In Chapter 31 'The Man With the Jagged Ear' is the following: De Richleau caught the bankers glance, and with his quick, cat-like step had reached the ornate desk. He pulled out a few drawers, and then found the weapon that he felt certain must be there. It was a tiny .2 pistol, but deadly enough. O...
by Esmond
Mon 28 Apr, 2008 02:26:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chorion announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 9887

Crossed Fingers

I do so hope that they might find distribution in America. In his autobiography the beloved actor Christopher Lee stated he has always wanted to remake The Devil Rides Out as he feels that he is now of that certain age where he can do justice to the Duc's character. Perhaps that is too much to hope ...
by Esmond
Mon 10 Mar, 2008 02:40:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A DW Questionnaire
Replies: 4
Views: 6100

The tragedy for American fans of the late, great DW, is that it is a rare event to come across a DW book. I had bought my first DW, THE SATANIST over 30 years ago, lent it out and, of course, it was never returned. I did encounter the same volume, same exact printing about 9 years ago but it was in ...

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