Tag: Dread

H. P. Lovecraft – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward | Review

Title: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Category: Fiction

Page Count: 128

Rating: 3.5/5

If you can get past some of the casual racism that betrays itself in the way that the author strings a couple of sentences together here and there, there’s actually a decent book here. It’s remarkable in that it’s a great example of that sort of slow, creeping dread that Lovecraft did so well. What’s terrifying is that we can’t really see the evil that’s out there, it’s always just on the edge of our periphery.

Overall, a pretty good read, but definitely not one to go out of your way for it. It’s just alright, you know? But also influential.

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Daniel Kehlmann – You Should Have Left | Review

Title: You Should Have Left

Author: Daniel Kehlmann

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 124

Rating: 4*/5

 

Daniel Kehlmann - You Should Have Left

Daniel Kehlmann – You Should Have Left

 

If you like creepy stories about haunted houses then you’re going to like this one. It has a great sense of growing dread and while it’s written in a somewhat unusual style, it works well. It’s also aesthetically pleasing as a book, and it’s full of fantastic little paragraphs that do a great job of capturing the thoughts that pass through your head and get forgotten about.

All in all, it’s a gripping little read that would make a great addition to anyone’s collection. But don’t read it if you don’t like scary stories, because it’ll keep you up at night.

 

Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann

 

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