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Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural (original 1949; edition 1962)

by Algernon Blackwood

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Title:Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural
Authors:Algernon Blackwood
Info:Spring Books, Hamply Publishing Group, 1962, Hardcover, 430 pages
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Now that I've exhausted the M.R. James canon I've turned to Blackwood, whose stories I don't like quite as much as James' (mostly because the topics covered are so different and I prefer James' scholarly hauntings to Blackwood's more varied tales, and because Blackwood's prose isn't quite so snappy and sharp as James'). But some of the stories here I thoroughly enjoyed: "The Man Who Was Milligan," "The Trod," and "The Deferred Appointment" were probably my favorites from this collection. ( )
1 vote JBD1 | Apr 24, 2013 |
Algernon uses way too many adverbs and adjectives to tell the story. Most of the stories in this anthology aren't worth wading through, but "The Decoy" is a decent ghost story, and "The Last Valley" is rather mytically nice. ( )
  andyray | Jan 2, 2009 |
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