"Who's ready to ruin Halloween?" -- a tiny box of goddamned raisins
The complete Penguin Drop Caps series. @jessicahische did an amazing job on these. Of COURSE I bought the whole set: http://t.co/RbSm6Sj6cM
??I got Every Bit Of Love Always from your kiss...??
I'm just a boy, asking my Über driver to take me to Vegas and I swear by the time we get there I'll have convinced you to marry me.
.@marcmaron @daveanthony @TheRichardLewis And I'm about to. Good workout. (Pours out some Talisker, leaves the octagon). #respect

Join the List!

SPEW

Page 67 of 88 posts   |  View Archive   
   
   
   
Jump to:
 

Tue, Oct 03


31 HORROR STORIES -- "Born of Man and Woman" (1950)

@ 12:00 PM

There were so many Richard Matheson stories I wanted to choose. "The Distributor", for instance.

And choosing this, his first published story, is in no way an insult to his later work. But it's so rare when a writer knocks one out of the park his first time at bat, I had to celebrate it.

Not that "Born of Man and Woman" is going to leave you in a celebratory mood. It's told from the point of view of a monstrous baby kept chained in its parents' basement, and reads like a diary scribbled in the dust of a concrete floor. It becomes clear, as the story grinds on, that the "baby" is not only deformed, brain-damaged and sick, but it's also beginning to manifest superhuman powers. And, being starved for any kind of love, it's learning to hate.



 
 
   
   
   
Jump to: