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The Complete John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood

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Considered one of the best writers of weird fiction -- tales of the supernatural, other worlds, ghosts, etc. -- Algernon Blackwood created a psychic detective know as John Silence. Think of Silence as an early ghost hunter, helping those suffering from ghostly or supernatural experiences and working to convince others that the spirit world does exist and can have a dangerous effect on the living. This collection of six tales shows the charismatic Silence at his best, whether exorcising a nasty spirit from a house in "A Physical Invasion", protecting an young woman from a werewolf in "The Camp of the Dog", or confronting the restless spirit of a mummy transported to early 20th century England in "Nemesis of Fire".
All the stories are atmospheric, filled with tremendous attention to detail and move at such a pace as to build the tension so that the reader feels like one of the characters, looking over his or her should at the slightest sound. If you are in the mood for a stories that truly creepy, then "The Complete John Silence Stories" is the collection for you. ( )
  ocgreg34 | Nov 30, 2010 |
A superb collection of horror/detective stories that republishes the contents of the 1908 bestseller John Silence—Physician Extraordinary with one additional story from 1917.

Full review: http://realmofryan.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-silencephysician-extraordinary.html ( )
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To M.L.W. The Original of John Silence and My Companion in Many Adventures.
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Contains stories from John Silence, Physician Extraordinary and Day and Night Stories. There are six stories in this volume: A Psychical Invasion; Ancient Sorceries; The Nemesis of Fire; Secret Worship; The Camp of the Dog; A Victim of Higher Space.
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From a master storyteller of supernatural tales come 6 horror stories that launched the career of "psychic doctor" John Silence: "A Psychical Invasion," "Ancient Sorceries," "Secret Worship," "The Nemesis of Fire," "The Camp of God," and "A Victim of Higher Space." Edited and with an introduction by occult fiction authority S. T. Joshi.

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