[ELDRITCH-DARK] Re: A good weird/horror/sci-fi book to recommend

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#1 [ELDRITCH-DARK] Re: A good weird/horror/sci-fi book to recommend

Beitrag von Nyarlathotep » 08.11.2019, 21:01

I wholly agree with your observations Dale, in comparing Aickman and Lovecraft. Aickman is a modern writer, not really believing in the supernatural or the fantastic. All romantic illusions have been torn down, and what remains is modern life cynicism. So he uses the supernatural intentionally as a mere symbolical instrument to make a psychological or social statement. But on the other hand he handles the bizarre, and the supernatural medium, so skillfully, that it becomes enjoyable nevertheless. But he is no genuine mystic, such as Algernon Blackwood or Walter de la Mare. Dale Nelson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Inner Room (that's the one about > the doll-house, right?), Yes, that's "The Inner Room". I really enjoyed the part where the family discovered the doll-house in the dilapidated old antiquity shop (the little brother fell in love with the toy railway in the shop window, but couldn't have it because it was part of the "window decoration". He poured his heart out, but to no avail. Really a stubbornly inflexible shopkeeper!) and when the girl later explored its interiors. That was quite phenomenal.

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