I always found Doctor Strange just a little dubious – having what I would probably identify now as a rather camp theatricality about him
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An alternate history that doesn’t quite do it for me.
Only a few pages long, but PDF crams in a lot, as is his wont, in a neat treat of a story.
I and I enjoyed this dread tale, ‘gnarly transrealism’, as it is described in the introduction.
The First Men in the Moon from an Italian perpective, which of course involves beautiful scenery, food, and a molto bella lady with attitude (this latter being a Filippian requisito).
Two years since it was published, but, by diggedy, worth the wait.
Reassuring to find that my sense of humour and outlook on life is remaining closely in tune with Di Filippo as the years progress.
I’m not finding as many di Filippo stories to read as I would like, which is a shame, but it’s nice to be welcomed by an opening paragraph that tells you that your going to get his slightly-gonzo world view