The Great God Pan
Publish date: January 1st 1995
Publisher: Creation Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Please note I have this story 3.5 stars and rounded it to 4 stars on Goodreads. I initially picked this to read for my classic horror square, but read something else instead. I still think this is a good short story to read that is not too gory for the non-horror reader group.Written in 1894, "The G...
First, I’d better come clean: I read The Great God Pan because Stephen King told me to. King has never been shy about name-dropping his influences, and this particular story is one of his biggest, apparently. If I ever find and decide to re-read my copy of Danse Macabre, I’ll probably need to get “I...
8 interlinked stories tell the tale of a mysterious woman and her involvement in a rash of suicides in Victorian London.This is my first read by Machen and I really enjoyed the structure he used to tell this story of pagan horror. Each chapter reveals a small portion of the story, the different stra...
Very well done, nice proto-Lovecraftian plot, tidily wrapped up at the end, though I don't relate well to the epistolary style of the novel, where much(including, annoyingly, the ending) is told in past-tense, undercutting the suspense. Still worth reading, though, and I've always wanted to read it.
Picking up the old horror classics and working my way through them, I hope to find some real gems that do better than contemporaries. Of course, fiction is fiction and it always changes with time; all styles die. It had the feel of all good ghost stories, without actually being a ghost story. I had ...
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