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Mr. Kirk packs a lot into his short stories. So much so, that I was "hearing things" when I was reading "Lex Talionis".Published 3 months ago by Suzyq
Many know Kirk only as historian and political philosopher, father of the modern American conservative movement through such books as THE CONSERVATIVE MIND FROM BURKE TO ELIOT (1st... Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. Calvin Beisner
Russell Kirk may not quite be in the same league as either M.R. James of H.R. Wakefield (who is?) but he gives both gentlemen a run for their money. Read morePublished 20 months ago by DACampbell
I think the official view of this book is influenced by the respect for the political writings of the author; as ghost/supernatural stories, they are just ok. MR James, e.g. Read morePublished 22 months ago by xxx
I can't recommend this volume more highly. It contains the kind of ghost stories that give you the creeps without the gore - at least for the most part. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Citizen Jerry
Russell Kirk was a thoughtful and principled paleo-conservative, a species nearly as extinct as the liberal Republican. Like H.P. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by TLR
Surpasses Stephen King in literary style and use of theological themes. The book shows a side of Kirk that is unexpected after one reads his many other books on literature,... Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by ROBERT MOYNIHAN