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Ies are really good and I would definitely like to come back to them again when the evening becomes stormy and the definitely like to come back to them again when the evening becomes stormy and the becomes lonely Recommended The weakest of the Jack Adrian edited Ash Tree Press compilations of Burrage s ghost stories but only by virtue of the overall uality of the stories the fact that Adrian managed to gather these arns together makes this a must have book All but two or three
Of The Stories Have the stories have been reprinted from their original magazine appearances Many feel like a writer learning his trade and others are better written but still feel rather throwaway the
WORK OF A PENNY A LINER HAPPY WITH A of a penny a liner happy with a draft in order to earn his wage Burrage was famously prolific For Burrage fans these are still worth reading of course and there are a number of much accomplished stories and some alarming spooks including a rampaging phantom apeman and a vengeful spirit which foces one man to murder another It s impossible not admire Burrage s style at its best and he s the master at finding new ways to introduce the action so as to add authenticity. Thur Conan Doyle and MR JamesIntruders is the first in a four book set collecting together the bulk of Burrage's supernatural fiction Of the twenty six stories in this volume only three have been published in bookform befor. ,
Ssly written Burrage makes the same point over and over even using the same phrases this must ve been a throwaway written in great same phrases this must ve been a throwaway written in great The plot is okay not much different from the entries in the first half of the book but the delivery is unfortunate Still just one clinker in a batch of 26 and the 26 being pleasantly varied in setting is a great achievement and I look forward to reading the rest of the seriesI never did get around to reading the other books before selling them out of financial necessity but SOON I will read them in their new ebook incarnations We know AMBurrage as one of the most prolific authors in the genre that is broadly classified as supernatural horror But the main reasons behind his success was not his prolific nature but the consistent ulaity that he maintained across so many stories over decades In this collection alone we find short taut stories capable of raising the hair behind one s neck stories that are simply delightful because of their gentle humour and stories that are poignant reminiscent of love loss death and sorrow The stor. Ntents page did not at one time or another feature his nameHis speciality was the light hearted love story but his fame today rests on his tales of the supernatural His talent in this direction was recognised by both Sir Ar. .
Here is what I thought of this book when I read it 13 The Grammar of Society years agoOK I ve just read INTRUDERS NEW WEIRD TALES and I m here to announce thatou are all right Always good seldom spectacular does
indeed apply to the first ten stories or so which all satisfy but lack that certain somethingapply to the first ten stories or so which all satisfy but lack that certain something makes a story a favorite But the meat of the collection is sandwiched in the middle appropriately enough with In the Waters Under the Earth Burrage throws a bone heh heh to the creature fan eg me The following four tales are the most macabre
IN THE BOOK THE LADY OFthe book The Lady of akin to Blackwood s The Camp of the Dog but WITH A MUCH DIFFERENT ENDING THE BOX IN THE a much different ending The Box in the a cousin of The Waxwork The Caricature and the most disturbing of all The Sisters of Changton Margery which would make a great Tales from the Crypt episode if they ever produced a story about interwar Englishmen on a walking tour how likely is THAT The remainder of the stories tend toward the sentimental especially House o Dreams but are uite fine nonetheless with one glaring exception Corner Cottage seems very carele. During the first four decades of this century Alfred McLelland Burrage 1889–1956 was one of the most prolific British writers of short popular fiction There was scarcely a mainstream weekly fortnightly or monthly whose Co. .