His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
A shelf-like section of the Black Mass protruded a little distance from the main part of him.
There was a heavy thud, the rolling of a Black Mass on the ground, a gasp, a growl!
To the north the Sweet Grass Mountains loomed, a Black Mass against the sky, while all about the world was carpeted with snow.
It was in a Rhine monastery that the first Black Mass was sung.
There was enough star-gleam to show the Black Mass of stone, like a crouching monster gathering to spring upon him.
So I did the only thing that I could do—raised the rifle and fired at the Black Mass of his chest.
A Black Mass of swaying people whose heads were turned in their direction to see what the commotion portended.
A circle widened from the center, and where had been a Black Mass of fish was only sand.
At length we perceived a Black Mass and we drew it on board.