The Chimney is no joyride, but it almost comes as light relief in comparison to the reality. Does the essay incorporate At The Back Of My Mind: A Guided Tour from the MacDonald edition of The Face That Must Die?
- dem (just getting ready to sneak out for a swift one in the local equivalent of The Seafarers)
JoJo, have you read the introductory essay in question? It really is worthy of your time.
dem (two days back from alleged "swift one" etc. Never again until next time, & so on)
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.