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Fancies and goodnights

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"John Collier's wild and sardonic tales, which were for many years a fixture in the pages of The New Yorker, are, in the opinion of his many devoted admirers, as good as - indeed better than - the best of Saki and Roald Dahl. In stories that explore the logic of lunacy, presenting the most fantastical occurrences as commonplace fact, Collier not only tickles the fancy, but tests our nerve, making us wonder just how deep and firmly placed are the foundations of the (seemingly) real world. Here longtime Collier fan Ray Bradbury re-introduces this singular modern genius. " Hide synopsis

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DrDavid

Macabre humor

by DrDavid on Apr 10, 2008

Not fully appreciated even at his peak over 50 years ago, and remembered even less today almost 30 years after his death, John Collier was one of his generation's most devilishly ingenious authors of macabre humor and horrific irony. He combined the best of Saki, Poe, Roald Dahl, and Shirley Jackson, yet was always original and never either derivative or predictable. This anthology brings together many of his very best short stories.

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