The first is an expanded collection of my own Late Reviews, from Wormwood and other sources, plus newly written ones.
Late Reviews, by Douglas A. Anderson
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Here are a few blurbs which nicely describe the book's contents.
“Doug Anderson’s regular ‘Late Reviews’ column in Wormwood is a treasury of information and commentary on some of the rarest, most obscure and strangest books in our field. It is infused by Doug’s shrewd and unflinching assessments; bad books are named as such, overlooked achievements are justly celebrated.” —Mark Valentine, editor of Wormwood
Tolkien figures in a few of the reviews, e.g. of Guy Ridley's The Word of Teregor, a short novel about sentient trees, with names like Enteth, who gather together in moots! (A new edition will be published shortly.) Other authors covered range from Arthur Ransome to Tod Robbins and Phyllis Paul. Some unpublished works are reviewed too—by Robert Aickman, L. Frank Baum, Roger Lancelyn Green (The Wood That Time Forgot), Bob Leman, David Lindsay (The Witch), E.H. Visiak, and Colin Wilson.“In his wonderful ‘Late Reviews’ Doug Anderson boldly goes where few readers have gone before. Rather than write about the familiar classics of fantasy and supernatural literature, he explores the genre’s back alleys and waste lands, rediscovering dozens of strange and strangely appealing titles, most of them half forgotten, if remembered at all. Who else has read Guy Ridley’s The Word of Teregor and John William Harding’s A Conjuror of Phantoms and Erica Fay’s The Road to Fairyland or, it would seem, the complete works of Anthony Dyllington, author of The Unseen Thing? When Doug praised the wit of Alexander de Comeau’s Monk’s Magic—and likened it to Mervyn Wall’s The Unfortunate Fursey—I immediately went searching for a copy. Far more than just a collection of essays, Douglas A. Anderson’s Late Reviews is a valuable reference, a guide for the curious reader and, not least, a source of rare literary entertainment.” —Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of Classics for Pleasure and On Conan Doyle