Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Twelve Tales Of the Supernatural - Michael Cox

An anthology of older work, with some earlier twentieth century pieces. The editor says it should be a representative sample of what supernatural fiction tries to do.

None of them seem particularly good, with Landon and Jacobs the pick.

Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling - J. S. Le Fanu
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : A Terrible Vengeance - Mrs J. H. Riddell
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : Number 13 - M. R. James
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : Railhead - Perceval Landon
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : The Toll-House - W. W. Jacobs
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : The Face - E. F. Benson
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : The Tool - W. F. Harvey
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : Look Up There! - H. R. Wakefield
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : The Last Bouquet - Marjorie Bowen
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : In Due Course - Andrew Caldecott
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : A Christmas Game - A. N. L. Munby
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural : Florinda - Shamus Frazer

These evil phantoms really get old.

3 out of 5


Kiss chasey with phantoms pales.

3 out of 5


Yes, that one really is unlucky.

3.5 out of 5


Headbangers foretold.

3.5 out of 5


Haunted house bet.

3.5 out of 5


Dead pickup.

3 out of 5


Laying it on.

2 out of 5


Cloud army.

3 out of 5


Old actress double.

3.5 out of 5


Big buggy.

3 out of 5


Pass the dead bits.

3 out of 5


Cracker of an ending.

3 out of 5




2.5 out of 5

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