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on: October 12, 2020, 08:55:29 PM
PseudoPod 725: The Lonesome Place

Author: August Derleth
Narrator: Andrew Leman
Host: Alex Hofelich
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett

“The Lonesome Place” was first published in Famous Fantastic Mysteries (February 1948) and collected in Lonesome Places (1962).

Show Notes
Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Pals:

You who sit in your houses of nights, you who sit in the theatres, you who are gay at dances and parties—all you who are enclosed by four walls—you have no conception of what goes on outside in the dark. In the lonesome places. And there are so many of them, all over—in the country, in the small towns, in the cities. If you were out in the evenings, in the night, you would know about them, you would pass them and wonder, perhaps, and if you were a small boy you might be frightened . . . frightened the way Johnny Newell and I were frightened, the way thousands of small boys from one end of the country to the other are being frightened when they have to go out alone at night, past lonesome places, dark and lightless, sombre and haunted. . . .

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Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 08:19:23 PM
Very nice. I've never read much by Derleth, I'm afraid. I've been meaning to check out his Sherlock Holmes pastiches for years, but I've never gotten around to it.

P.S. The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft audiobook by the HPLHS folks is available at Amazon right now for 25 bucks. Can't beat that.

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Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 11:48:08 PM
This was fantastic, purple prose. The moment IT was described as a scaled creature, it's sting vanished. I had my MY The Lonesome Place. It was in Cresent Beach, 24 Avenue down to the beach stairs.

Clueless mothers. Violence-prone fathers. The Lonesome Places. Yep... that was 1970-1980 for me.

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