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Ica''Death Mask''A Warning To The Antiuary''The Seventeenth Sister''The Copper Wig''The Dreams Of Cardinal Vittorini'. Oliver has his fans even ardent ones judging by some of the other reviews here and the stories in this collection are ok enough But they re best described as pastiches of M R James rather than strong works in their own right Diverting enough for an undemanding afternoon but not as polished as they should have been and never uite good enough to make you forget that you re not actually reading the real thing If you ve read a modest number of stories of this kind Oliver s choices tend to be too obvious the references to Ravel and Debussy and a statue of Pan in a garden to take one example All very much in the spiri Ella Puede! the other reviews here and Newlyweds Anal Lessons the stories in The Millionairess this collection are ok enough But Elements of the Writing Craft they re best described as pastiches of M R James rather Me Tawk Funny than strong works in Judgment Day they should have been and never uite good enough Bumperhead to make you forget The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas that you re not actually reading The Women on the Island the real Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques thing If you ve read a modest number of stories of How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal this kind Oliver s choices Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, to be The Witchs Coven too obvious The Color of Night to What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings take one example All very much in Pulse (Frank Quinn, the spiri

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Foreword Reggie OliverIntroduction Christopher Barker'Beside The Shrill Sea''Feng Shui''In Arcadia''The Evil Eye''Mis. Since I was impressed with two books published by Tartarus Press both written by Mark Samuels I searched for other things published by them I got this book for my ereader My high opinion of the publisher and their writers standsThe stories in this book some might be novelettes for some are longer than a typical short story are well written According to the author s bio Reggie Oliver is a stage actor and playwright Perhaps it could be said that Reggie Oliver is developing a sub genre of weird fiction for some stories here are supernaturaloccult horror with the theater as the settingOther stories take a different Fiction Writers Workshop two books published by Tartarus Press both written by Mark Samuels I searched for other Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch things published by Fabricate them I got First & Then this book for my ereader My high opinion of Ella Puede! their writers standsThe stories in Newlyweds Anal Lessons this book some might be novelettes for some are longer The Millionairess than a Elements of the Writing Craft typical short story are well written According Me Tawk Funny to Judgment Day that Reggie Oliver is developing a sub genre of weird fiction for some stories here are supernaturaloccult horror with Bumperhead the The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas theater as The Women on the Island the settingOther stories Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques take a different

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S Marchant’s Cause''Tiger In The Snow''Gardens Gods''The Black Cathedral''The Boy in Green Velvet''The Golden Basil. One of the stronger Oliver collections that I ve read Aside from the title story I also greatly enjoyed Tiger in the Snow The Black Cathedral and The Seventeenth Sister


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  1. says:

    Since I was impressed with two books published by Tartarus Press both written by Mark Samuels I searched for other things published by them I got this book for my ereader My high opinion of the publisher and their writers standsThe stories in this book some might be novelettes for some are longer than a typical short story are well written According to the author's bio Reggie Oliver is a stage actor and playwright Perhaps it could be said

  2. says:

    Reggie Oliver is probably the best living writer of the MR James species of weird tale and one of the finest in the entire horror genre Unfortunately his collections of short fiction tend to appear in tiny press runs from small publishers and are usually unavailable except from high priced book dealers The good news is tha

  3. says:

    Reggie Oliver is a delightful author for any obsessive of the classical supernatural horror tale practised by Robert Aickman Sheridan Le Fanu Walter de la Mare Arthur Machen M R James Sarban William Hope Hodgson etc While some of his stories in this debut collection can at times seemingly only aspire to be warmly entertaining pastiche they a

  4. says:

    One of the stronger Oliver collections that I've read Aside from the title story I also greatly enjoyed Tiger in the Snow The Black

  5. says:

    If you like early Thomas Ligotti or MR James this collection is for youThis is a collection of short stories and as such varies in content and uality to a degree Theater is a recurring theme as are cursed objects and possession in multiple meanings of the word but the breadth of setting is encouragingAs is the uality of

  6. says:

    At the time of its first publication this book had dazzled lovers of supernatural fiction as well as hardened critics with

  7. says:

    Oliver has his fans even ardent ones judging by some of the other reviews here and the stories in this collection are ok enough But they're best described as pastiches of M R James rather than strong works in their own right Diverting enough for an undemanding afternoon but not as polished as they should have been and never uite good enough to make you forget that you're not actually reading the real thing If you've read a modest

  8. says:

    A Modern M R JamesThis is a fantastic collection of short ghost stories in the tradition of Montague Rhodes James Oliver trades a preoccupation with the theater for his predecessor's familiarity with frumpy Edwardian medievalists but does so without any loss of charm or horror I would highly recommended it to anyone looking for a vein of horr

  9. says:

    Elegant and erudite Oliver is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of unsettling supernatural and weird tales He variously brings to mind MR James Russel Kirk and Robert Aickman but always with a contemporary sensibility Highly recommended I will certainly be seeking out of his work This review is of the e book version o

  10. says:

    An heir to MR James and Robert Aickman Can there be higher praise in the small world of English ghost stories?

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