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Ghost Stories M R James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window ordinary things take on than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense. New Download Ghost Stories [ by ] M.R. James [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. if i had a creepy cool name like montague rhodes james i d probably write ghost stories too.

  2. I think the short story is probably the ideal form for horror each line building the sense of tension and unease before a terrifying reveal M R James nails this again and again in his stories as they almost all follow a winning formula which I won t disclose here James creatures ghosts, demons, whatever they are are half described things and all theterrifying for it, lettig your imagination do the rest of the work Cleverly, he also has them appea...

  3. I have been reading ghost stories forthan thirty years now, and still consider Montague Rhodes James stories as the most superior, skilfully written and chilling tales to be produced in this genre.

  4. I was in two minds about reading this because I love, LOVE, LOVE ghost stories, BUT I don t really enjoy short stories Often I feel like you just don t get much from them as they are not long enough to get to know the characters or care about the storyline, plus you always like some stories in a collection better than othersSo glad to be proved wrong in this case These fabulous tales were the perfect length, long enough to grab your attention and make you need to get to the end, but short en I was in two minds about reading this because I love, LOVE, LOVE ghost stories, BUT I don t really enjoy short stories Often I feel like you just don t get much from ...

  5. 44 James, M Montague R Rhodes GHOST STORIES 1931 this ed 1994 This is a reprint of an omnibus edition that James put together himself from his four previously published books of short stories These included, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Others, Twelve Mediaeval Ghost Stories, and The Five Jars What is special about this collection is that the author added a new preface where he answered a lot of questions that readers had asked him over the years H 44 James, M Montague R Rhodes GHOST STORIES 1931 this ed 1994 This is a reprint of an omnibus edition that James put together himself from his four previously published books of short stories These included, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Others, Twelve Mediaeval Ghost Stories, and The Five Jars What is special about this collection is that the author added a new preface where he answered a lot of questions that readers had asked him over the years His answers were light and witty His stories, in general, were well written, but followed the conventions of the classic ghost story rigorously These kinds of things are not really to my taste, but I have to admit that these are a cut above those you will normally encounter The author was an exceptionally gifted medieva...

  6. There is a Monty Python sketch in which a chat show host interviews a man whose only claim to fame is that he says things in a very roundabout way That man could have been MR James, who seemed to face an epic internal struggle every time he wanted to commence a new story It became clear half way through this collection that I could probably skip the first two thirds of any story as unnecessarily detailed set up How s this for an opening paragraph, from Count Magnus By what means the papers There is a Monty Python sketch in which a chat show host interviews a man whose only claim to fame is that he says things in a very roundabout way That man could have been MR James, who seemed to face an epic internal struggle every time he wanted to commence a new story It became clear half way through this collection that I could probably skip the first two thirds of any story as unnecessarily detailed set up How s this for an opening paragraph, from Count Magnus By what means the papers out of which I have made a connected story came into my hands is the la...

  7. Originally published in 1931 Quite spooky and very, very upper class English.I love the little asides sprinkled throughout Few people can resist the temptation to try a little amateur research in a department quite outside their own, if only for the satisfaction of how successful they would have been had they only taken it up seriously I think probably it was quite an attractive place, but boys seldom allow that their schools possess any tolerable features And I love that James descri Originally published in 1931 Quite spooky and very, very upper class English.I love the litt...

  8. A must read if you re into horror literature The power of these stories lies in what they leave to the reader s imagination They usually start with a trip of some kind, some nights spent in a comfortable hotel room, and then the discovery of certain legend from that particular town, some superstition the villagers refuse to talk about and the supernatural elements begin to appear slowly somebody taps at the window, the protagonist hears someone calling his name, but nobody s around, or he A must read if you re into horror literature The power of these stories lies in what they leave to the reader s imagination They usually start with a trip of some kind, some nights spent in a comfortable hotel room, and then the discovery of certain legend from that particular town, some superstition the villagers refuse to talk about and the supernatural ...

  9. A collection of ghost stories from classic writer M R James, this is perfect for people who want some old school suspense Not exactly what I expected a lot less creepy scary but still a nice collection to get into the Halloween spirit if you re not into contemporary horror They re quite formulaic scholar discovers something abnormal and then gets a scare so I wouldn t recommend reading it in one sitting I read a few in a row one day and i...

  10. Classic ghost stories are generally fairly placid affairs by today s standards, but, not these ones No, sir James had a flair for them, he found the pattern, got the knack and fell into the rhythm, and as such...