Not Exactly Ghosts & Fires Burn Blue

Not Exactly Ghosts Fires Burn Blue Here together for the first time in one volume are the twenty five spooky stories created by Sir Andrew Caldecott in two collections in the s Not Exactly Ghosts and Fires Burn Blue

Here together for the first time in one volume are the twenty five spooky stories created by Sir Andrew Caldecott in two collections in the 1940s Not Exactly Ghosts and Fires Burn Blue.

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  1. Many of these stories of the supernatural particular the ones set in English village society resemble those of M.R James, Caldecott s greatest influence the stories they resemble, however, are the inferior works, in which rural dialects, entertaining character sketches and an ironic tone compensate in part for a loss of supernatural intensity and narrative power The best stories here are the ones in which Kongea a mythical Asian country created by Caldecott out of his experiences as governor of [...]

  2. This collection of weird tales, written in his retirement by a former colonial Governor of Hong Kong and Ceylon, are highly entertaining without attaining the level of the author s model, M.R James Fans of the latter will know what to expect understatement, preference for suggestion over the explicit, an blandly urbane tone which renders sudden intrusions of horror all the effective all those things the modern Gore Masters neither appreciate nor understand If Caldecott s horrors tend to be a li [...]

  3. A very decent collection with some Jamesian jewels like A Room In Rectory , Autoepitaphy , Whiffs of the Sea , some tales very similar to L.P Hartley in tone tenor Branch Line To Benceston , In Due Course , Christmas Reunion practically a retelling of The Visitor From Down Under , Decastroland , etc , and some of the nasty yet venerable H.R.Wakefield stories Sonata in D Minor , A Victim of Medusa etc They are the works of an amateur, but the narrative is even lean The only thing that these stori [...]

  4. This odd collection of stories is suggestive not so much of the supernatural as of just plain weirdness Its upper class English characters seem to have wandered out of an Angus Wilson novel into random episodes of The Twilight Zone Some of the stories are mildly entertaining and a few are awful, most notably those in which the author insists on inserting his truly execrable poetry Curiously, the best story, Grey Brothers, set in the imaginary South Asian country Kongea, shows the influence not o [...]

  5. Not many ghosts, but there are plenty of weird happenings in these short stories by Sir Andrew Caldecott Caldecott served as a governor in the far east, and this is the setting for many of his tales in the fictional country of Kongea.They re certainly an odd assortment, ranging from the macabre The Pump in Thorpe s Spinney to the downright bizarre Grey Brothers There are one or two clunkers but also some genuine gems Whiffs of the Sea is my favourite Not as good as other supernatural writers suc [...]

  6. While not at M.R James level, this is a nice enough collection of almost ghost stories by a former governor of Hong Kong This is a good volume for a stormy autumn night in front of a fire, whisky in hand.

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