The Doll And One Other

The Doll And One Other None

  • Title: The Doll And One Other
  • Author: Algernon Blackwood
  • ISBN: 9780755107933
  • Page: 386
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      Published :2018-05-27T08:07:42+00:00

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    1. Fall is the time of year I sink into the abyss. From Michaelmas to Twelfth Night no other genre gives me more pleasure than tales of the weird, the bizarre, and the ghastly. I thought I'd kick off this season with one of my favorite horror authors, Algernon Blackwood. I found a first edition of one of his last books, The Doll and One Other (1946), tucked away in our university's library, unread for twenty years. Blackwood's stories are generally long, more novellas than short stories. The two ta [...]

    2. The Doll is a fairly conventional story of the gift of a possessed and revengeful doll mysteriously given by a stranger who appears at night. It is excellently written and very compelling to read. Racist terms and sexism included unfortunately.—-The Trod is the second story in this volume, short and very enjoyable it relates the tale of a young man who travels up north to attend a shooting at the request of a young girl called Diana. She has a strange otherworldly and hypnotic presence and the [...]

    3. The Doll was surprisingly good. I'd read some reviews that made it seem weak, but I found it a wonderful read. I did have to remind myself that it was written in a different time, because the explicit racism from the start was hard to swallow (and implicit sexism, of course). However, despite the era-related issues, it was a good read - creepy in the right places and with a satisfying conclusion. Also, rare among Blackwood, from a female perspective. 4.5 starsI had some trouble in getting my han [...]

    4. Backwood's genuinely disturbing style permeates this odd couplet of stories by the purveyor of all weirds publishings, Arkham House. The second story, regarding the eternal temptation of the "Little people", is interesting as a concept, but inferior to the primary story of the haunted, or possessed, doll wreaking revenge for past colonial sins of the master of the house. Inevitably, the recent glut of horror flicks regarding possessed toys taint any reading of this story in the modern age, but t [...]

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