A Toy for Juliette is a horror short story by Robert Bloch. It's in the collection Dangerous Visions, which is around here somewhere, but is also online here to give you a taste of his writing. In it, Jack the Ripper is brought into a future post-apocalypse by Juliette (a sadistic young woman named after the Marquis de Sade's Juliette) and her mysterious grandfather. The story begins with this:
Juliette entered her bedroom, smiling, and a thousand Juliettes smiled back at her. For all the walls were paneled with mirrors, and the ceiling was set with inlaid panes that reflected her image.It is quite short and well worth reading, and then you'll want to seek out more by him.
The photo at the top of the post is from Wikipedia.
That was a GOOD one! Thanks for the link, my morning has been jump started.ReplyDelete
You can't go wrong with Bloch. I'm glad you liked it :)Delete
I am currently reading the Second volume of the trilogy Again Dangerous Visions. It's kind of funny seeing how old all these authors are now. Of course that's because I'm old too.ReplyDelete
I feel your pain lol I first read those books back in the 70s, not too long after they first came out. I think I found them in the public library.Delete