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September 27, 2013


George Kelley

Love that Highsmith quote about creepiness!

BV Lawson

The more I read about Highsmith's early life, George, the more I realize how she came to be the writer she is. She knew "creepiness" first hand, unfortunately. But it can be fun to read some of that creepiness in her writing, at least some of the time. There are other times that it makes me incredibly sad.

Patti Abbott

Yes, her life is almost as interesting as her novels.

Kelly Robinson

I haven't read any of these, but I'm wondering how they might compare to the gruesome snail stories I covered. Her shorts aren't her strongest work, but her dark mind is definitely present.

BV Lawson

I think your snail story would fit in quite well with this collection, Kelly. I agree that her short fiction isn't her best work, but there's the occasional gem. The circus elephant story had me a little verklempt.

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