Pig's Blood Blues stands out for Barker as being particularly grim, but since then he started getting away from such things with The Thief of Always and Imajica. Ellison is unrelentingly bleak with things like Hitler Painted Roses, Grail and Croatoan featuring enough nightmare fuel to shake even the most sociopathic… Read more
I'm partial, but I don't think anything else comes close. Most things shown in films or books are a brief moment of horror followed by death. Ellison's vision of hell is all the more horrific for the certain amount of plausibility to it. Read more
Not a death, per se, but I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.
You're very welcome. And if you'll go down the rabbit hole a little further, let me show you where I first learned of her as a small boy.
Listening to the phone conversation, I wondered that myself. I didn't take it that life in France was so horrible, though. The fact that she had to out right lie to her mother about the conditions she faced told me more that she was either abused, and not trying to worry her mother with the truth, or she was so… Read more
I agree with you, Pete. It seems, and this is judging through the lens of posterity, that cultures with a pantheon of gods or those that worshipped nature seemed to live more in tune with each other and their surroundings. Read more
Yeah, well writing you here is my way of being respectful. My appearance on sub blogs-or anywhere else sometimes- starts shit, especially clashtalk where the shithead that runs it has tried her best to spread some rather gross lies about me. Plus, sometimes the people I talk to get bashed, so I don't want that. Read more
Saw your post on clash talk, thought i'd pass along that I found an insider friend who pretty much confirmed what you had posited. Read more
Don't you know life should have strict quotas that keep equal representation of everyone? Just like it does in nature! Read more