The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

In a Dusty Coat With a Red Right Hand (Review: The Shadow Friend by Alex North)

As the official blurb says, everyone has met a kid like Charlie Crabtree - intelligent, manipulative, secretive and a little scary.  Paul, even as a teen, knew that something had to be done about Charlie but was unable to fathom exactly what before Charlie and his group of friends committed a terri…

...and, We're Back.

Clear, unscalable ahead
Rise the Mountains of Instead, 
From whose cold, cascading streams
None may drink except in dreams.

                                      W.H. Auden

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