The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich #(2020)
- Title: The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich
- Author: Fritz Leiber David G. Hartwell Jason Van Hollander Ann Gold
- ISBN: 9780312866228
- Page: 129
- Format: Paperback
Fritz Leiber was one of the most famous fantasy and SF writers of the century, the author of many classics, including the popular Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series In 1936, young Leiber, then in correspondence with the famous writer H.P Lovecraft, drafted this eerie story Now Tor is pleased to present in its first paperback publication this short novel of cosmicFritz Leiber was one of the most famous fantasy and SF writers of the century, the author of many classics, including the popular Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series In 1936, young Leiber, then in correspondence with the famous writer H.P Lovecraft, drafted this eerie story Now Tor is pleased to present in its first paperback publication this short novel of cosmic dread and Lovecraftian horror.
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After having read all of the reviews for this book, I figured that I was going to be in for a major treat, but I was a bit disappointed The story didn t hold me I put this one down for a while and read 3 others in the meantime so it was tough However, on the positive side, I m always looking for books about time travel, so this just added to my list s the story in a nutshell Back in their college days, there were four friends that hung out together Mary Andrews, John Ellis, Daniel Kesserich, and [...]
This is my understanding of the story behind this short novelwhen Fritz Leiber was just starting out, he was tradeing letters with H P Lovecraft, HPL gave him some encouragement, and Leiber wrote this in 1936he didn t publish and it was lost in the 1950s was re discovered decades later, and published in the 1990s.This is a horror SF short novel, not a bad novel, just not my cup of tea, so 2 starsLeiber is a good author, written much that is great stuff, in the horror, SF and fantasy fieldsif you [...]
This is an example of a back loaded story Although only 120 pages, it s the last 20 pages that make it work Everything before that is basically set up for the long winded explanation that ends the story Which makes it a bit of a slog to read.That being said, the end does kind of justify it The conceptualization of time travel that Leiber creates here is very unique and memorable And Kesserich s understanding of it and its dangers is nuanced as well And the first 80% of the book does provide a go [...]
Preso solo perch c era il nome di Leiber in copertina.Lettura molto veloce e molto breve, gradevole ma non eccezionale.Ha per retto bene il passare del tempo, questo si, considerando che il manoscritto risale al 1936 e venne pubblicato postumo.Meglio la prima parte, pi misteriosa, che la seconda, nella quale l autore si arrampica sugli specchi e tira fuori pagine e pagine di supercazzole per dare al tutto un senso scientifico compiuto.
I ve read two books by Leiber before and enjoyed them, so I was excited to pick this one up Something about this story didn t quite work for me, maybe the time travelling aspect of it was a bit cumbersomely handled, but it was original and well written, Leiber has once again demonstrated what a good writer he was More fantasy with scifi aspects than cosmic horror as the book cover advertised Interestingly enough particularly considering the subject this story was lost for a long time, since 1950 [...]
Considering that his short story Gonna Roll the Bones is one of my favorite stories, I m surprised it took me so long to get around to reading anything else by Fritz Leiber This may not have been the best place to start, it s just an ok Lovecraftian time travel horror story There s a few nice creepy touches, but overall it s just a quick diversion My edition included a number of odd illustrations, their tone of black humor was out of character with the rest of the book and seemed to be better pl [...]
A posthumously published quick read One of the blurbs describes it as H.G Wells meets Lovecraft, which is fairly apt Mostly makes me want to read of his other stuff Its a shame he s so out of print It seems like there should at least be a good collection of all the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stuff, but they only seem to put out crappy paperbacks that don t collect as many stories, or collect them as well, as the old copies I found in the library.
I just gave this a re read, since I like to read spooky stuff during the Halloween season.This is a novella that reads a bit like a detective story, but includes time travel along with some decidedly creepy elements It is an early Leiber tale, with a heavy Lovecraftian influence, but it exemplifies Leiber s ability to adjust his style to the story at hand, and to give his imagination room to play.
Amazing I think the bad reviews on this come from people expecting the usual Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser and ending up with a speculative, Lovecraftian story involving time travel and parallel universes If you re looking for sci fi horror this is the book though the ending literally blew my mind I m still trying to wrap my head around the fifth dimension
A stab at a sci fi horror story, Daniel Kesserich uses a pulp ish time travel premise to tell a Machen ish horror story, with a dab of Twilight Zone esque small town mob hysteria thrown in for fun Two stars for the story, which was a little shallow, four for the illustrations, which were good and creepy.
A nifty little novella, and while not Leiber s best, it s a worthy addition to any weird fiction library Time travel, resurrection of the dead, a creepy little California town where something is Not Quite Right what can one want It would have made a great Twilight Zone episode.
Nicely eerie and creepy But so much of it happens offstage or doesn t happen at all I don t really think you re getting full value for your buck and I checked it out of the library Well tied together though with all peculiar doings accounted for at the end.
a failed attempt at Lovecraftian horror My copy is in the to sell pile
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