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LOUIS MARVICK

'DISSONANT INTERVALS'
 

Front cover (Click on the image for a larger version.)


300 numbered copies
316pp

Cost within the U.K. is £30.00 including postage and packing.


Cost elsewhere is £35.00 which includes airmail postage and packing.


     
     Drawing inspiration from sources including the work of M. R. James, fin de siècle French literature and other authors of decadent vision, Marvick’s work has appeared in volumes from Ex Occidente Press, Sarob Press, Supernatural Tales and Shadows and Tall Trees. This, his first collection, comprises a number of previously available tales and adds four new works, one of which is a novella.


      The contents are:


  •       Pockets of Emptiness
  •       Devil’s Music
  •       The Mirror of Don Ferrante
  •      The Madman of Tosterglope
  •       A Connoisseur of Grief*
  •       The Red Seed
  •       Is for Ilinx
    •       Maculate Vision*
    •       Of Interactive Surveillance and the Circular Firing Squad
    •       The Purloined bibelot*

    * indicates a story unique to this volume.

    Offset printed.
    Large Format 185 x 230mm (7 1/2" x 9")
    Full colour wraparound cover from an image by Andrew Marvick and clear plastic screen-printed d/w.
    Silk ribbon marker.


    REVIEWS OF 'Dissonant Intervals'

          An appreciative review by Des Lewis can be found on his blog HERE. He describes 'A Connoiseur Of Grief' as "Another classic work for those who relish the atmosphere of traditional ghost stories, blended with extra dimensions that transcend such tradition." and the novelette 'Of Interactive Surveillance and the Circular Firing Squad' as "one of those works that I am too rarely privileged to read."

          Another positive review by Mario Guslandi was published on Hellnotes.com and can be found HERE. In it he states that "Louis Marvick is one of the few new authors endowed with the ability to disquiet by means of an elegant, classy narrative style that affects the reader’s brain rather than their gut".

          In issue (#30) of 'The Ghosts and Scholars M. R. James Newsletter'  (buy that HERE), Peter Bell described Marvick as "a gifted writer of extraordinary originality and erudition, offering thought provoking tales... articulated without pretension."

         He refers to the tales as "lengthy, profound, complex, and full of fascinating detail" and places his work in the context of the 'strange' of Meyrink, Huysmans and Kafka with "skilled elision into the narratives of Jamesian motifs and imagary."

         Reggie Oliver, describes it as an "outstanding and highly individual collection" in issue 27 of 'Wormwood' (which is available HERE.

          He emphasises Marvicks debt to M/ R. James and  even detects a "certain fustiness about Marvick’s writing, but this, depending on your taste, may only add an extra tang to the distinctive atmospheres he so vividly evokes".

          Of the stories, calls ‘Of Interactive Surveillance and the Circular Firing Squad’ "impressive"; ‘Maculate Vison’ as "an entertaining and substantial achievement" and, similar to other reviewers, he especially singles out 'The Connoisseur of Grief' describing it as "a small masterpiece".