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DES LEWIS GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEWS (main blog)
The Last Balcony: On The Essex Edge (this photograph blog)
NEMONYMOUS ANTHOLOGIES (2001 – 2010):-
SPECIAL ANTHOLOGIES (2011 – 2013):-
THE FIRST BOOK OF CLASSICAL MUSIC HORROR STORIES
THE HORROR ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR ANTHOLOGIES.
NEMONYMOUS NIGHT (novel)
A DEAD MONUMENT TO ONCE ANCIENT HOPE
WEIRDMONGER (first story collection)
THE LAST BALCONY (second story collection
– including novellas THE APOCRYFAN and YESTERFANG)
DABBLING WITH DIABELLI (third story collection)
THINGIES 2007 – 2015 HERE
Index for DFL’s Real-time review of VanderMeers’ The WEIRD: HERE.
DFL’s Readings Aloud: HERE.
Quotes about DFL: HERE.
The derelict ‘Weirdmonger Wheel’: HERE
Rare Nemonymous Books for sale: HERE (signed by editor/publisher)
I continue to be a long-game writer, editor, publisher and reviewer of fiction. Ever trying, ever teasing… And 30 years with around 1500 short fictions, two novella books, one novel, and two collections – all written by me and published independently. My first novel published in 2011 when I was 63.
If you would like to obtain from me a signed copy of any book with which I am involved or an old Nemonymous edition, please contact me at email@example.com
The InkerMen Press Publications:
These two books are available signed by me as the author. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Details HERE. (paperback)
“The slim volume offers a journey like no other in weird fiction or outside of it. It is a destroyer of boundaries in every sense, chiseling away the confines of time, space, identity, and conventional literature.” – Grim Reviews
“D. F. Lewis has torn his narrative to shreds to the extent that all he has left to show us are the rags that remain.“ – Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction.
A favourite genre read of 2011 for Matthew Fryer: as listed HERE. And: “D.F. Lewis is an extraordinary narrator and storyteller, and one is swept away by the feast of words…” – Hellforge
“‘Weirdtongue‘ is not like that, it tests the reader (and I was often found wanting) but rewards with some remarkable imagery, worthy of a Terry Gilliam film.” – Heart of Horror
“There is elaborate word play, with ‘Glistenberry’ used for Glastonbury, and given a deliciously sinister resonance, and a band suggestively named Goldwrap, and further language contortions, substitutions and mergers that delight with their invention.” – Peter Tennant (in the printed ‘Black Static’)
“The Last Balcony” (2012):
Details HERE. (hardback)
No review copies sent out yet, but already one major review and one kind comment below:
“I already know that I’ll be recommending it most highly…”
– RHYS HUGHES, from his detailed review HERE
“The Last Balcony is one of the best author’s anthology ever. […] In the end, I can only be gratified to see this superlative collection appearing under the wings of the Inkermen.” – Dan Ghetu of Ex Occidente Press (quoted from here)
FOUR JAWDROPPING QUOTES from the end of August 2013, beginning of September 2013 and beginning of October 2013
“You have a distinctively surreal and compelling voice, Des, that makes me think of you as one of those Artists who was born out of his time and will come to be appreciated in later years. A bit like Lovecraft & Aickman – without implying that your work is in any way similar. Keep up the good work and if the rewrites feel right to you then continue and make us all proud to have known you. There is unquantifiable genius in your words.” — Stevie Walsh: http://www.knibbworld.com/campbell-cgi/discus/show.cgi?tpc=1&post=99774#POST99774
“…‘Horror Without Victims’, the collection further builds on Lewis’s burgeoning reputation as one of the most interesting compilers of short fiction anthologies working in Britain today. Lewis’s talent is a subtle one. The anthologist can too often draw together a collection of great stories which is ultimately, and sadly, less than the sum of its parts. Often the stories do not hang well together. I’ve read many reviews of anthologies which describe them as “curate’s eggs.” But in his decade as the editor of the Nemonymous series, and in his more recent publications of The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies and The First Book of Classical Horror, Lewis has honed his quiet behind-the-scenes skills. He has accumulated a great wealth of wonderful stories and, through exhibiting them correctly, he has shown that the skilled anthologist is a visionary, a curator, and a creative force in his own right.” — AJ Kirby: http://paintthistownred.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/my-review-of-horror-without-victims-an-anthology-by-df-lewis/
“Des Lewis obviously needs no presentation to the wayward fantasts. Even if I have enjoyed reading his fine volumes for Dan Watt’s press and the one for Chomu Press – two volumes I recommend – I feel like there is still space and reasons to “discover” D.F. Lewis. It is no easy feat to “break” Mr. Lewis’s Code. His work is constructed like a house, almost like a living mausoleum, according to his particular way of thinking. In other words: astonishing and uncomprehending. There is no key to this house, although there are a lot of doors. Everything is available, everything is waiting to be plucked but few dare knock at the door. Caution is good. Running away is even better. You don’t read Des Lewis to understand and “enjoy” his works. That’s not the point. You read him because you have to believe in something, after all. The reason for which Ex Occidente Press is doing a D.F. Lewis collection are many, but most of all is my wish to present him as one of main European practitioners of fantastic art. That being said, A Dead Monument to Once Ancient Hope is as much a “D.F. Lewis” collection as it is an Ex Occidente Press homage to an European icon.” – Dan Ghetu (Ex Occidente Press): http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=94723&postcount=94
“I love the raw honesty and sagacious intensity Des brings to all of us with his- really- revolutionary and yet so very common sense approach to reviewing literature, mimicking for/with us the act of reading– an activity of constant, mutable flux. And so I might echo his sentiments as regards the privilege it is to be here and now.” From here: http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=95452&postcount=1340
Older Quotes here: https://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/quotes-about-dfl/
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