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Automata…

Posted: November 13, 2013 by douglasthompson in An Emporium of Automata, Reviews

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Our stalwart American follower, Adam Groves of The Fright Site has posted a glowing review of Dan Watt’s extraordinary tour de force “An Emporium of Automata”. Adam comments

“A most welcome reprinting of a collection originally published in 2010 by Ex Occidente Press, who specialize in extremely expensive limited editions. For this trade paperback version Eibonvale Press provided a gorgeous cover design, but of course it’s the content that really makes this book one of Eibonvale’s finest publications to date…

D.P. Watt has a decidedly unique imagination and a love of esoteric wordplay (sample sentence: “I had not taken you for one who skulks behind the scenes to see God’s entrance debased to pure mechanism”). His writing is reminiscent of horrormeisters like Thomas Ligotti and Robert Aickman, yet it displays the verve, literary mastery and idiosyncratic worldview that denote a standalone master of the form…”

Please do check out Adam’s review in full at: http://www.fright.com/edge/AnEmporium.htm

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