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Sometimes amusing, sometimes frightening, Wilson’s short fiction is as eclectic as his cartooning. “blot” is a classic horror tale with a particularly artistic twist. “Campfire Story” mixes nostalgia with unease. “The Marble Boy” is a story from the oral tradition—a tale that might be told around a campfire or during a sleepover.
These tales and the twenty-one others that fill out this collection are entertaining and unnerving. The Cleft and Other Odd Tales contains more than two dozen original Gahan Wilson illustrations.