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Cthulhu 2000
Cthulhu 2000
by Various
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.40
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2.0 out of 5 stars attempts collection, April 8 2003
This review is from: Cthulhu 2000 (Paperback)
this collection contains some stories that are almost good (wolfe, copper, wilson, campbell) but in the end are not good enough. i like good pulp. it's not here. some of the stories are really strangely uninteresting. kind of author-is-trying-to-be-inventive, and creates a story i am not impressed by.

Great Weird Tales: 14 Stories by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen and Others
Great Weird Tales: 14 Stories by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen and Others
by S. T. Joshi
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.68
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3.0 out of 5 stars some great tales, April 8 2003
some great stories here. by machen, lovecraft, cram and hodgson. also an interesting one by blackwood. but basically, that's it. the non-supernatural and most of the weird fiction was completely uninteresting to me.

Best Ghost and Horror Stories
Best Ghost and Horror Stories
by Bram Stoker
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.51
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2.0 out of 5 stars sorry, April 8 2003
bram stoker is most famous for dracula. not hard to believe. some of the stories here have even a dull plot. but mostly the problem is that stoker dwells at completely irrelevant things, like melodramatic dialogues going on and on, the building of friendship, etc. he could have done better, he is a good enough writer. but he has a melodramatic string, which destroys. the judge's house is the only story really worth reading.

The Damned
The Damned
by Algernon Blackwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.43
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3.0 out of 5 stars why not horror?, April 8 2003
This review is from: The Damned (Paperback)
again AB creates the greatest setting. a house where strange things happen. giving strange impressions. great descriptions. great descriptions of feelings. but in the end it turns out not to be horror at all. good plot. awful ending. AB seem never to have realized that a horror story should have a horror ending

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories
Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories
by Algernon Blackwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.36
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4.0 out of 5 stars master of the setting, April 7 2003
ab is the master of setting. his stories has the most powerful settings. in addition he is the best at describing the conflict between the primal and the modern man. alas, he was never good at endings. some of his stories end will enough, but many a time there is something destroying. the guy decides just to walk away, for example. oh, well

The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.26
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4.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece (but the dialogue....), April 7 2003
there is noe doubt about this book. it deserves to be a classic. the plot is good, carried out great. an excellent subtle style, only matched by l.p.hartley, in fact. a few people gather to find out whether or not a house is hunted, and how. what will happen? great descriptions. my one problem is with the lengthy irrelevant dialogue. there is a LOT of it. otherwise i would have given the book five stars.

The Man-Wolf and Other Tales
The Man-Wolf and Other Tales
by Erckmann-Chatrian
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars not far enough, April 7 2003
this books contains a few stories, the largest and best being man-wolf, the others are by the way completely uninteresting. they are gothic in style. man-wolf has a good plot, though simple. descriptions are good. but it doesn't go far enough and is filled with unnecessary stuff, like most gothic tales. something strange is going around in a castle. a nobleman is experiencing personality change. it could have been good. it becomes mediocre

Oblomov
Oblomov
by Ivan Goncharov
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars a warning against laziness, April 7 2003
This review is from: Oblomov (Paperback)
oblomov is a guy who never quite manages to do anything. he has great difficulties managing to do anything. finally a friend manages to convince Oblomov that he must be active, otherwise he will never escape his laziness. the psychology in the story is great. the plot is always simple, perhaps too slowly progressing. there is much humour in this book. the characters are truly believable.

Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce
by Ambrose Bierce
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.15
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3.0 out of 5 stars unfinished mastery, April 7 2003
let me first say: some of these stories are truly great. the collection clearly shows great imagination, great writing, and a vide variety of original stories. yet, there is something... I don't know. many of the stories seem so unfinished. too abrupt, too short, too lame descriptions. again and again stories seem to lack one quality, destroying it, or simply having just a little bit to little to recommend it. i don't know. just didn't quite get into it i guess. perhaps it's just me.

The Seven That Were Hanged
The Seven That Were Hanged
by Leonid Andreyev
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.56
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4.0 out of 5 stars one mediocre, one great, April 7 2003
the seven that were hanged tells a story of seven people about to be executed. what they are doing, thinking. strangely superficial to be Andreyev, I think. the red laugh is a masterpiece. the red laugh is kind of the laughter of despair, strife, death. the story is harder to read than the first. it is about how people deal with the terrors of war (or can't). in war times, and after their service. hardly outdated. Andrejev's greatest skill i think, is how he makes the descriptions of what people see, match how they feel inside.

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