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Moon-Face: And Other Stories

"Moon-Face," the story for which the collection is named, explores the psychology of a murderer in a sort of humorous take on Edgar Allen Poe. In "The Shadow and the Flash," an excellent science fiction story, two rival scientists race to discover the secret of invisibility. "The Minions of Midas" is an audacious tale of terrorism that's years ahead of its time. The closing piece, "Planchette," is a longer work that could be considered a novella. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

"Moon-Face," the story for which the collection is named, explores the psychology of a murderer in a sort of humorous take on Edgar Allen Poe. In "The Shadow and the Flash," an excellent science fiction story, two rival scientists race to discover the secret of invisibility. "The Minions of Midas" is an audacious tale of terrorism that's years ahead of its time. The closing piece, "Planchette," is a longer work that could be considered a novella. The title refers to a device similar to a Ouija board, through which two young lovers discover that a supernatural force is bent on destroying their happiness. It's a skillfully paced and quite suspenseful horror tale, unfortunately marred by the fact that London chose to leave one very important question left unanswered. The one true wilderness adventure story in the book, "All Gold Canyon," is one of London's absolute best. A prospector discovers an idyllic canyon in the Sierra Nevada and commences a methodical search for gold. This piece contains some of London's most beautiful naturalistic writing ever, with stunning descriptions of the natural world and a detailed nuts-and-bolts description of the process of gold mining. The narrative then accelerates into an edge-of-your-seat thriller. It is an artfully crafted masterpiece from start to finish.

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Book pages: 162

ISBN: 1494491788

Book language: en

File size: 645.49 KB

File type: epub

Published: 04 August 2020 - 21:00