Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Mephisto Waltz

Author: Fred Mustard Stewart

First line: The call from Duncan Ely had come at eight o'clock on a Saturday morning, which was Paula Clarkson's morning to sleep.

Why you should read this book: Since her husband's failure to make it big as a concert pianist, Paula has been encouraging Myles to succeed as a writer, and the interview with the famous Duncan Ely seems like a great boon, until the celebrated musician begins to exhibit a creepy interest in the entire Clarkson family. While Myles is seduced by the rich old man's favors, Paula grows more and more suspicious of his intention, until she uncovers his true, shocking motive. A classic work of horror literature with an amusing satanic riff.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You know that messing with satanic forces, even in jest, gives great power to the Evil One.

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