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READ & DOWNLOAD Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly 100 Á John Franklin Bardin's most acclaimed work plays a virtuoso performance on music and madness in this unforgettable thriller In 1946 New York Ellen a world renowned musician is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown Amongst other challenges a chance meeting with a folk singeJohn Franklin Bardin's most acclaimed work plays a virtuoso performance on music and madness in this unforgettable thriller In 1946 New York Ellen a world renowned musicia. ETA Here's the cover of my 1967 Macfadden mass market edition which isn't listed here1948's Devil Take the Blue Tail Fly is a mindreality bending tale that's unlike anything else of the era at least that I've read It's a combination of noir and psychological horror where the reader is never on solid ground due to the deteriorating mental condition of the protagonist a semi famous mentally disturbed classical harpsichordist newly free of an insane asylum whose buried and forgotten past may finally be catching up with her It's very dream like and surreal at times yet seemingly rooted in reality at others and while there were a few too many long hallucinatory passages that can be a little overwhelming overall this was an intense tripped out thriller that's at or near the same level as Bardin's well known debut The Deadly Percheron though uite different The closest thing I could compare it to as far as the feel of it would be later period David Lynch films like Lost Highway Mulholland Dr and Inland Empire yet this prefigured those by half a centuryRecommended for fans of noir psychological horror or the aforementioned Lynch films45 Stars

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N is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown Amongst other challenges a chance meeting with a folk singer from her past causes her psychological well bei. This was an amazingly modern book considering it was written in 1948 It is difficult to follow but worth staying with until the end Strange sad tragic

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Devil Take the Blue Tail FlyNg to rapidly deteriorate Over the following terrifying weeks Ellen finds herself becoming both a criminal and a victim as she attempts to contend with the darkness within. Slower moving than The Deadlly Percheron and without the many curveballs the plot of Percheron throws On the other hand some of the writing is very intense and surreal Uniue even