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Three Supernatural Classics: "The Willows," "The Wendigo" and "The…

– tekijä: Algernon Blackwood

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"He is the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere," pronounced H. P. Lovecraft of Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951). The preeminent British supernaturalist of the twentieth century, Blackwood combined elements of philosophy and modern psychology to introduce a new sophistication to a genre formerly dominated by traditional ghost stories. His tales of terror, occult detective stories, fantasies, and other thrillers possess an unprecedented degree of subtlety and finesse. This trio of tales showcases Blackwood's best and most gripping work. An idyllic camping trip along the Danube goes horribly wrong in "The Willows," as supplies start to disappear, trees begin to move, and a hole inexplicably forms in the bottom of the canoe. The dark terror of "The Wendigo" unfolds in the remote Canadian wilderness, where a hunting party encounters a creature from Algonquin myth. "The Listener," a ghost yarn set in a rundown house in London, recounts a struggling writer's dawning realization of the chilling connection between his headaches, a mysterious sound of footsteps, and the sensation of being watched while he sleeps. All three of these stories feature Blackwood's characteristically high level of sustained suspense and offer readers a refined supernatural experience.… (lisätietoja)
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The first two tales in this three-story collection are rightfully lauded as high watermarks of weird fiction. The opening story, The Willows, is renowned for being HP Lovecraft's favourite weird tale. It is a remarkable piece of fiction, subtle, awesome and eerie in equal measures, and almost hypnotic in the spell it weaves over your senses. The Wendigo, while lacking the chilling alienness of the former story, still contains some hugely potent moments, though it's let down by an anticlimactic ending.

The last story in the collection, The Listener, is less successful. Ostensibly a straightforward ghost story, it uses the familiar technique of successive diary entries to carry it along. Blackwood builds the tension pretty well, but there's no denying that confined to the civilized environment of a London boarding house, his writing noticeably drops in imaginative sweep, and in places becomes rather stilted.

The Wendigo and the Willows are five star stories, but considering that there are other longer collections that contain the above tales and more, it doesn't really make monetary sense to get this unless you want a handy copy to take with you, perhaps on a hiking or boating trip to some remote region... ( )
  StuartNorth | Nov 19, 2016 |
The first two tales in this three-story collection are rightfully lauded as high watermarks of weird fiction. The opening story, The Willows, is renowned for being HP Lovecraft's favourite weird tale. It is a remarkable piece of fiction, subtle, awesome and eerie in equal measures, and almost hypnotic in the spell it weaves over your senses. The Wendigo, while lacking the chilling alienness of the former story, still contains some hugely potent moments, though it's let down by an anticlimactic ending.

The last story in the collection, The Listener, is less successful. Ostensibly a straightforward ghost story, it uses the familiar technique of successive diary entries to carry it along. Blackwood builds the tension pretty well, but there's no denying that confined to the civilized environment of a London boarding house, his writing noticeably drops in imaginative sweep, and in places becomes rather stilted.

The Wendigo and the Willows are five star stories, but considering that there are other longer collections that contain the above tales and more, it doesn't really make monetary sense to get this unless you want a handy copy to take with you, perhaps on a hiking or boating trip to some remote region... ( )
  StuartNorth | Nov 19, 2016 |
This is the only Blackwood book I've read. Thumbs up...spooky! ( )
  Garrison0550 | May 5, 2016 |
Algernon Blackwood is acknowledged as being one of the founders of the modern horror story. It was Blackwood who took the fairly mundane ghost story and wrapped it up in all manner of supernatural and occult myth to become something much darker and unsettling. Indeed H.P. Lovecraft once described him as "the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere" and later described "The Wendigo" as "the single finest weird tale in literature", high praise indeed.

This collection includes three of Blackwood's most famous tales including the aforementioned "The Wendigo" along with "The Willows" and "The Listener". The three stories included here, were originally written almost exactly one-hundred years ago and are acknowledged as some of the jewels in Blackwood's crown.

To read the rest of this review visit www.highlandersbooks.com ( )
  highlandersbooks | Feb 7, 2009 |
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"He is the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere," pronounced H. P. Lovecraft of Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951). The preeminent British supernaturalist of the twentieth century, Blackwood combined elements of philosophy and modern psychology to introduce a new sophistication to a genre formerly dominated by traditional ghost stories. His tales of terror, occult detective stories, fantasies, and other thrillers possess an unprecedented degree of subtlety and finesse. This trio of tales showcases Blackwood's best and most gripping work. An idyllic camping trip along the Danube goes horribly wrong in "The Willows," as supplies start to disappear, trees begin to move, and a hole inexplicably forms in the bottom of the canoe. The dark terror of "The Wendigo" unfolds in the remote Canadian wilderness, where a hunting party encounters a creature from Algonquin myth. "The Listener," a ghost yarn set in a rundown house in London, recounts a struggling writer's dawning realization of the chilling connection between his headaches, a mysterious sound of footsteps, and the sensation of being watched while he sleeps. All three of these stories feature Blackwood's characteristically high level of sustained suspense and offer readers a refined supernatural experience.

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