Birth date: March 14, 1869
Died: December 10, 1951
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A tale about two guys being stranded on a willowy sandbank in the midst of the Danube. A very atmospheric and creepy story. I really liked this story and since I have a whole collection of Blackwoods short stories, I have to check out some of them out in the very near future.
Maybe it says something about me, but the older classic horror novels I am always shocked at how quaint they seem in comparison to works like "It." "It" gave me nightmares for weeks on end as a kid, this book, though scary in tone, is more mental than anything, your brain can turn what the unnamed n...
This series was my first experience with multiple authors working together to write a series on a large scale. I enjoyed every book in the series and found several new authors that I hadn't read before.
This one took a bit longer than I expected to finish. Like any collection of stories, some were hits, some were misses and some were out of the park great. With authors like G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, and Edith Wharton, it was at least weighted towards being better than average. The stori...
I picked up this Folio Society book earlier this year at a used book shop and have been saving it for the Christmas Season. Last night I read The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) right before I went to bed, giving me extra points in the Stupid Things to Do category. This short but undeni...