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Demons by Daylight review º 103 Ing 1968• The Second Staircase 1973• Concussion 1973• The Enchanted Fruit 1973• Made in Goatswood Severn Valley 1973. I enjoyed most of these stories immensely and Campbell writes with a bravura obliue style which at best engenders a cloyingunsavory atmosphere but sometimes I did find myself a little alienated by his idiosyncratic style of prose no fault of Campbell s artistry just personal tasteMy favorites were The end of a summer s day A brief yet wonderfully unsettling nightmare The Franklyn Paragraphs This made the collection for me truly sublime weird fiction in the classic Lovecraft Ashton Smith vernacular There is a macabre passage where the main fellow visits this extraordinarily unpleasant domicile and meets this dusty old maid who is uite the character a beautifully written vignette The Old Horns This grimpen tale reminded me a little of Algernon Blackwood with nature itself as nemesis in this specific case a wholly malefic bog which is home to these singularly nasty sounding blobby headed wraiths shudder a sublime tale of phantasmagorical weirdness with some wonderfully evocative passages I think I will dip into Campbell s elouent sepulchral grimoire every now and again but I won t read the short stories all in one sitting next time I will savor them like one would a wee dram of an especially complex single malt as I feel they would work best when enjoyed sparingly as they lost a little of their refinement consumed so hurriedly Ramsey Campbell is one of those rare contemporary artists who can readily evoke an authentically macabre Gothic milieu along with the likes of the legendary Poe Blackwood and MR James And I would be very surprised indeed if any fan of elegiac weird fiction didn t find their nerves iced by at least one of Campbell s splendidly malignant treats

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Demons by Daylight review º 103 • Potential Severn Valley 1973• The End of a Summer's Day 1973• At First Sight 1973• The Franklyn Paragraphs Severn. My first introduction to the work of Ramsey Campbell was I have to say uite a shock He s not going to be for everyone that s for sure What you have here are not coherent stories relayed in a conventional manner and the horror is not conventionally scary His stories are obliue and scary in subtle ways They seem to get cryptic as the collection progresses The number of stories I feel I fully got my head around were definitely in the minorityOn top of that is his sparce jagged prose that has to be read to be believed Imagine the converse of Lovecraft who gave obsessive attention to detail Campbell on the other hand is concerned with only imagery and atmoshpere Imagine watching a movie which is a seuence of still images fading in and out on screen every few seconds each conveying a key scene or plot development Campbells stories read a bit like that Thus the narrative and dialog can be confusing and reuire careful reading However the imagery is wonderfully evokative powerfully conveying the sense of unease and atmosphere Reading campbell is not a passive affair he does not spell everything out forcing the reader to make deductions and draw inferences in order to make sense of the plot In addition the sparce prose reuires the use of imagination to fill in the gaps This will either be a positive or negative depending on what you want from a book Those who like a little subtlety in their horror will like what they find here especially if you they prepared to actively engage with the stories Those who are passive readers who prefer to have things spelled out and the horror in your face will probably not like this at all Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 relayed in a conventional manner and the horror is not conventionally scary His stories are obliue and scary in subtle ways They seem to get cryptic as the collection progresses The number of stories I feel I fully got my head around were definitely in the minorityOn top of that is his sparce jagged prose that has to be Say Your Abc With Me read to be believed Imagine the converse of Lovecraft who gave obsessive attention to detail Campbell on the other hand is concerned with only imagery and atmoshpere Imagine watching a movie which is a seuence of still images fading in and out on screen every few seconds each conveying a key scene or plot development Campbells stories The Outcast Dead read a bit like that Thus the narrative and dialog can be confusing and ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ reuire careful Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel reading However the imagery is wonderfully evokative powerfully conveying the sense of unease and atmosphere Reading campbell is not a passive affair he does not spell everything out forcing the Winning The Player reader to make deductions and draw inferences in order to make sense of the plot In addition the sparce prose Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 reuires the use of imagination to fill in the gaps This will either be a positive or negative depending on what you want from a book Those who like a little subtlety in their horror will like what they find here especially if you they prepared to actively engage with the stories Those who are passive A Year Down Yonder readers who prefer to have things spelled out and the horror in your face will probably not like this at all

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Demons by Daylight review º 103 Valley 1973• The Interloper 1973• The Sentinels 1973• The Guy 1973• The Old Horns 1973• The Lost 1973• The Stock. I found this collection very hit and miss Ramsey Campbell certainly doesn t belong to the slasher generation of horror writers who rely on gore and shock to get their message across his is an entirely subtle kind of horror Even as fond as I am of a vague sense of unease I did find this collection slightly too subtle It s undeniable that Campbell is very adept at creating atmosphere and that s what carries this collection through There s a lot of beautifully written and surprising description such as The trees had trapped the twilight The branches which the sun had dappled were brown stains on the shadows leaves moved like hives of darkness Other descriptive passages however fall a little flat as a whole this collection occasionally come across as rather over described and lacking in coherant storyNarrative tends to jump from one scene to another with confusing rapidity New characters are introduced freuently with little explanation The reader is left with the feeling of not having read a single full story but rather a series of gently disturbing vignettes that present a weird and grainy snapshot of 1970s BritainThe stand out stories are the ones that have a coherant and less rambling narrative such as The Sentinels which I found genuinely unsettling However other stories I think notably The Stocking and The Second Staircase are far too opaue


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  • Paperback
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  • Demons by Daylight
  • Ramsey Campbell
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  • 06 August 2019
  • 9780515047370