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Takipsilim rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
by Otto Penzler (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2010
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Black Mask was the most important and influential pulp magazine of the detective fiction genre during the first half of the 20th-Century. Publishing the major authors of the literary field, some of whom would be among the most talented and seminal au...more
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Takipsilim and 11 other people liked David's review of The Story of My Life:
The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova
"Casanova famously replied to a woman who asked him what he sought, ‘A moment that lasts a lifetime.’

Although she flew past him she left an impression, an imprint, like no other. When he was writing his memoirs in old age, impoverished financially..." Read more of this review »
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"The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories is one published this year that I like. Good tribute to the legendary mag and it's ( many forgotten )...more "
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Takipsilim rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Bad Seed by William March
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Together with The Killer Inside Me the best fictional account of the psychopath I've read in literature. March touched on a then unknown topic which time and science seem to verify - in Political Ponerology Andrzej Lobaczewski in his study found that...more
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