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Offline David A. Riley

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Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen
« on: February 27, 2011, 09:18:25 pm »
This collection was first published by Ex-Occidente in Romania. I'm pleased to see that a much cheaper paperback version is coming in March from Chomu Press.



I've just pre-ordered a copy through The Book Depository for an amazing 6.75 with free delivery! One of the publishing highlights of the year for me.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781907681059/The-Man-Who-Collected-Machen-and-Other-Weird-Tales



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Re: Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 08:35:44 am »
This collection was first published by Ex-Occidente in Romania. I'm pleased to see that a much cheaper paperback version is coming in March from Chomu Press.



I've just pre-ordered a copy through The Book Depository for an amazing 6.75 with free delivery! One of the publishing highlights of the year for me.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781907681059/The-Man-Who-Collected-Machen-and-Other-Weird-Tales



Thanks for the link, David.  Very much looking forward to getting a copy that doesn't involve snipping out a kidney and selling it on the black market.  

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Re: Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 05:10:33 pm »
Yep, had this on pre-order for a while  ;D

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Re: Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 06:47:35 pm »
Yep, had this on pre-order for a while  ;D

Likewise, and very much looking forward to it.

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Re: Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 09:56:56 pm »
Received my copy of Mark Samuels' latest collection in the post this morning from The Book Depository. And a very handsome looking paperback it is. I've already read the first two stories, Losenef Express and the title story. The first is a bizarrely nightmarish tale about an American horror writer who bears so many uncanny resemblances to the late, lovely Karl Edward Wagner. I'm sure he would have been tickled by this story, even though the writer has some unpleasant traits and a far from pleasant fate!  The Man Who Collected Machen isn't a bit like I expected, having already read Robert Bloch's The Man Who Collected Poe and Kim Newman's The Man Who Collected Barker. This is totally different to either, clever, witty and betraying an astonishing knowledge of Machen's literary output, particularly his scarcer, far less well know material - not surprising considering that Mark is Secretary of the Friends of Arthur Machen! I place this tale alongside The White Hands as my two favourite Samuels stories so far.