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October 09, 2015


Todd Mason

In the late '80s, Ballantine did an Enormous reprint series of uniform mass-market paperbacks, and I gathered at least 3/4s of those. So, more happily than not, there has been at least sporadic interest in his work even by the corporate publishers...I reviewed the horror collection Fredric Dannay presumably assembled for Avon, BECAUSE THE NIGHT: http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2014/07/fffemmefataleb-beyond-night-six-tales.html

Todd Mason

Sorry, Frederic.

BV Lawson

Great to hear - and good review! Thanks, Todd, for that, and also for hosting FFB in Patti's absence.

Todd Mason

You're quite welcome, and thanks for contributing! And who's distracted? You mean Patti Smith and Cornell Woolwich weren't the same person? (Ever seen them in the same room? Eh?) (Well, some similar themes and approaches...)...BEYOND THE NIGHT. Goodness. Or, Horses.

Todd Mason

And thanks for the kind word on the Woolwich review.

Todd Mason

Clearly, I can't type today.

Matt Paust

Proof positive of the adage Write what you know. I'm not drawn to noir, but I love the film version of Rear Window. Enjoyable piece, this.

BV Lawson

"Rear Window" is a classic adaptation, for sure. Not all Woolrich fodder fared as well, but at least there *were* adaptations! Lots of authors these days get "optioned," but no movies are ever made of the project.

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