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Mrs. Rahlo's Closet and Other Mad Tales

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Mrs. Rahlo's Closet: It was a simple request, really. All the aged landlady asked of the young medical student who rented a room in her decaying home was to refrain from opening the closet door. Yes, a simple request. And an impossible one . . . "Harla": They had the perfect marriage, Harla and Mr. Tim--a marriage based on the murders of others. "Don't you see?" Mr. Tim re ...more
ebook, 252 pages
Published July 15th 2001 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jim
Jul 02, 2017 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have (though now I should say "had") known the author of these stories for over 40 years. Robert E Klein taught English at Santa Monica College and co-owned a used bookstore called Sam: Johnson's. Although he and I were on the opposite sides of the political spectrum, we enjoyed talking to each other and had similar taste in books.

Mrs. Rahlo's Closet and Other Mad Tales is a collection mostly of horror stories, with one mystery (not so good) hrown in and a couple of sci-fi stories (not at all
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Robert Beveridge
Jan 21, 2008 Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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R. E. Klein, Mrs. Rahlo's Closet and Other Mad Tales (iPublish, 2001)

Well, it was rather inevitable, wasn't it? It took H. P. Lovecraft almost sixty years to spawn a worthwhile descendant in Thomas Ligotti; Ligotti, on the other hand, took less than ten until the first writer of worth to wear the influence on his sleeve came along. That writer is R. E. Klein.

Don't get me wrong; a lot of other authors have been influenced by Ligotti, but none this obviously. Where other authors balance the Ligott
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