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The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert E. Howard
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Jul 11, 09

bookshelves: historical-fiction

There are some great tales in this book, "Pigeons from Hell," "Old Garfield's Heart," and "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth." There are also some lesser tales, and "Nekht Semerkeht", which began excellently but really trails off to a kind of oultine by the end. The order in which the stories are presented is a bit odd to me as well, but the prose of Robert E. Howard carries them all.

My advice for the reader is to go directly to the stories first. The introduction is very well written but I'd suggest you read it 'after' you finish the stories.
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