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Club de Lectura d I suspect many modern readers might not enjoy it as much as I did, its horror unseen and merely suggested. The only scary thing about this book was when it put me to sleep and I dropped my Kindle. Los sauces by Algernon Blackwood.

The forces of the region drew nearer with the coming blackwooe night. Lovecraft will recognize themes present.

It is eloquent, purposeful and masterfully builds upon the sense of dread and doom. Overall it’s a great short story that reads like a gothic atmospheric dream. Review from Badelynge As someone who has had a lifetime fascination with ghost stories and mythology I could hardly ignore the works of Algernon Blackwood. Personally I am not a big fan of monologues centered around a person’s thoughts, when they are trying to analyze a situation.

Los Sauces (Spanish, Paperback)

Maybe shouldn’t be horror genre. The dirty clothes on the floor screamed out in soundless horror at me, and even though I knew it was just my Spazz t-shirt and some dirty socks, and I told myself, dirty Spazz t-shirts do not scream soundless terror, it must just be the stench rising up from the cotton making vibrations on my ear that make me hear these noises but I began to fear in the depths of my soul, in the spot all men carry the despair of unknown terrors that my state of the art scientific explanations would be no good here.


View all 12 comments. The narrator is very proper and keeps things moving despite the sometimes slow pace of the narrative and though it ends too abruptly for my liking it did give me a decent case of the creeps.

The “Swede” and the narrator, remain anonymous throughout the H. Like The WendigoThe Willows personifies elements of nature to create a chilling, supernatural tale of gothic, psychological horror. One day, not so long ago, two stoners went camping and smoked one bowl too many.

The Willows

Oct 10, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 03, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: You don’t suddenly alter just because the body’s gone. Once stranded, everything surrounding the pair of increasingly nervous adventurers begins to display a sort of anthropomorphic character and very little of it is friendly. They forgot that in the wilderness what seems idyllic during the day Their very ordinariness, I felt, masked what was malignant and hostile to us. Trivia About The Willows.

It was originally published as part of his collection The Listener and Other Stories.

They have changed all the words from story I’ve read and left me with something that I can sort of barely tolerate but doesn’t have any of the awesomeness that other reviewers and readers must see!

We have the narrator and his friend called Maybe it says something about me, but the older classic horror novels I am always shocked at how quaint they seem in comparison to works like “It.

In this story, the author has imparted ominous qualities to wlgernon elements. This is not horror. He’s glad his companion is level-headed and unaffected by whatever has the narrator’s imagination suces wild.

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The Willows by Algernon Blackwood

This story is told ols an unnamed man who, along with his unnamed traveling companion, referred to only as the Swede, travels down the Danube River by canoe on what was supposed to be an exhilarating adventure. View all 3 comments. It is a novella, and has a bare minimum of dialog between the narrator and his good friend, the Swede.

Our thoughts make spirals in their world His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, “though not devoid of genuine good-heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas. If you follow my reviews, you probably know I have very little patience for slow starters and this is most definitely a slow blackwlod.

No matter the length I do like the algernnon, my cocker spaniel, the love of my life almost, is named Willow. One of the many things Blackwood does so very effectively is his infusion of almost human-like qualities into his description of the environmental features existing in the story.

Paperbackpages. I guess I was hoping for more creepiness. I thought they got off quite easily in the end have i mentioned that I am way too blood thirsty? Unfortunately, Blackwood, who was familiar with Lovecraft’s work, failed to return the compliment.