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The Dance Of Death And Other Stories #2020

The Dance Of Death And Other Stories These six strange tales are all pervaded by the chilling mystery of the unknown and the inexplicable In The Dance of Death we have a fleeting glimpse into another world tantalisingly only half explai

  • Title: The Dance Of Death And Other Stories
  • Author: Algernon Blackwood
  • ISBN: 9780755107919
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dance Of Death And Other Stories By Algernon Blackwood, These six strange tales are all pervaded by the chilling mystery of the unknown and the inexplicable In The Dance of Death we have a fleeting glimpse into another world, tantalisingly only half explained Each disturbing tale is stamped with the unmistakable hallmark of Blackwood s style.

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    1. Six tales by Blackwood is probably the exact size for appreciation and I d question a best of as I get the impression that Blackwood is a consistently good writer who almost always fails to deliver great We have to take into account that his first stories A Mysterious House and A Haunted Island were published in 1899 and that one of his classics The Willows was written in 1907 in his late thirties It could be argued he was at the peak of his powers in 1907 and it could be argued that the very fa [...]

    2. This is a collection of short stories Some are alright others are weird but you get that I m a fan of the short and punchy short story but it takes a special kind of talent to fill a book with good ones.

    3. It wasnt until i was well in to this book did i realise that i have read Algernon Blackwoods work before he is a regular of classic collections and and is often cited as influencing various other authors However this was the first real immersion in his work And i must say i really enjoyed it the book has a wide range of his work here which is what you would expect from a collection made by the publisher than the long dead author himself I have a number of his books and i think i will look at th [...]

    4. A collection of strange little stories, with a clear relationship to Lovecraft, Duncany, Poe, and all the rest This kind of spiritualist metaphysical stuff doesn t seem to have gone terribly far as a field, instead being swallowed by fantasy, horror or science fiction, none of which have all the same characteristics Interesting, and very telling of its time and place Heavy enshrinement of nature and an inward looking, introverted spirituality Entertaining, and interesting for their context, but [...]

    5. I ve had this book lying around for years, but putting it on a par with Lovecraft and worse yet Machen i was loth to read it.It s beautiful Besides one or two anachronistic details, the tales are wondrous, extremely well crafted and written, and i m only sorry i hadn t read it before.

    6. Quite a mixed bag of short stories I was anticipating sinister, creepy tales, but the main characteristic shared by these stories is a kind of back to nature mysticism The Dance of Death is probably the strongest of the stories and is actually quite sweet The rest of the stories have some good moments, particularly A Psychical Invasion, and The Valley of the Beasts There are however a number of recurring tendencies towards new agey earnestness in some of the other stories, which feels like an ea [...]

    7. Firstly, I m not disputing that Blackwood was a fine writer His prose is crisp, clean and often poetic However, Blackwood wrote a lot of stories on the same theme a desire to return to nature or to venture into the world of myth And this theme gets a little samey A Psychic Invasion is a rather fun story but aside from that, this is mainly about posh types rediscovering their nature mojo It could be that these tales have dated a little.

    8. Blackwood has written some of my favourite stories including The Willows, natch but this collection tends towards the mystical than the outright scary, and left me somewhat unenthusiastic His prose is always clean and readable, and there s nothing bad here as such Just not something to read as your first exposure to Blackwood, in my opinion.

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