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A Chapbook Of A Short Story By Lewis Richmond, A New Voice In Weird Fiction This Will Please Fans Of Thomas Ligotti, Jon Padgett, Scott Nicolay And Christopher Slatsky
This Is A Warmup For An Upcoming Collection By Richmond
Limited ToCopies Man what a solid read, the sis incredibly well written and carries with it a dialogue reminiscent of William Sloane or Shirley Jackson. Really looking forward checking out the full novel this is from. A path of wisdom through darkness. A darkness we always ask ourselves is it real, or was it ever. Shadows that follow you to the end of your time.
Lewis Richmond’s prose opens up doors in realms untouched until now. And this is only a snippet story from the entire collection, as I shall get as well.
Great piece. Lewis Richmond's "The Wisdom of Silenus" is one scary story. Dr. Blackwood, the central figure in this disturbing little gem, is a teacher who has lost his ability to walk and also lost his wife in a car accident.
He develops a philosophy of disillusionment, and without revealing what is really frightening about the story, and the narrator takes in his philosophy. As things continue, the narrator becomes more and more mesmerized by what is in the book that Blackwood gives him and celebrates as "the text", the truth, etc.
This turns out to to be a defining moment in the story, along with the mention of the Greek God Silenus: "The best for you is to either not to be born at all; and next to that, it is better to die than to live." This has a shadowy funhouse feel about it, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoys Poe or the horror genre in general. Something ominous hangs in the air as our protagonist is invited by Mr. Blackwood, his former philosophy colleague who left the university under strange circumstances 3 years before, to visit. He is introduced to a tome which shares it’s title with the story. Within are details of the existence of a mystic being. A pessimistic philosophy is building momentum, and not just in the mind of Mr. Blackwood.
The unsettling atmosphere of the story was painted clearly by the prose. This was done well. I am anticipating the author’s forthcoming collection which will contain this piece along with many more.