No two persons ever read the same book. --Edmund Wilson

Monday, February 28, 2005

#19: Richard Dadd in Bedlam, and Other Stories -- Alan Wall

Collection of short stories, some vaguely SFnal, some historical; many concerned with art. Like a lot of anthologies the overall effect can take some time to come on: there are a couple of stories in here that're likely to stick around in my mind for a while, but many of the others didn't seem to say much. Some are more vignettes or character studies than stories per se. First, longish story reminiscent of Ackroyd for cultish goings-on in London: a story dealing with the abolition of time tries to be SFnal but is too heavy-handed (and possibly rather ignorant of the genre).

reposted here from LJ in order to keep all my reviews in one place

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