Includes: The Educationalist, The Desecrator, After the Flower Show, The Tortoise, Sarah Bennet's Possession, The Angel of Stone, The Fern, A Middle-Class Tragedy, Unwinding, Sambo, August Heat, Deaf and Dumb, Last of the Race, Across the Moors, The Star, Midnight House,...
|Title||:||Midnight House And Other Tales|
|Number of Pages||:||243 Pages|
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Midnight House And Other Tales Reviews
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Stephen King, in one of those wonderful introductions that accompany each of his short stories, was very enthusiastic about this. Not sure I am quite such a fan, but it did manage to be eerie even when read in a city centre Spoons on Friday night, so.
I liked this story very very much. It had a current feel to it, maybe, twilight zone? Anyway, it is a great little read.It has long been known that the heat of summer often brings short tempers and high crime. William Fryer Harvey uses this little fact and adds a little supernatural feel and ends up with a beautiful little story. An artist by the name of James Clarence Withencroft wakes up one morning and proceeds to a little drawing of a large gentleman just after a court trial. It looks like this man has just suffered some kind of loss in court and it looks serious. James takes a long walk and finds himself outside a monumental mason's shop. He goes in and while looking around meets owner / mason. It turns out that the mason looks just like the man in his drawing! The mason is working on a headstone to take as an example for some sort of convention. On the stone, as you might have guessed, is James name, date of birth and date of death. The date of death just so happens to be that next day. It is getting late and it is decided that James will spend the night. The heat is awful!What is going to happen you will have to read the story and even then will you get the whole story?
One of my favourite endings. Without spoilers, this ends just where the climax would begin in a more conventional story, and it's absolutely perfect. It's also a master class in how to craft setting so it permeates every aspect of the work.
Haha! I love this creepy little story. This story is Twilight Zone before Twilight Zone. Thank you Stephen King for mentioning this. I will now have to read more by Mr. Harvey.
I love the whole suspense throughout the story and how he makes me draw up my own conclusions about what's gonna happen next.
A quick spooky read. Loved it.
Semplice, diretto ed efficace.
An odd little story, part mystery, part horror. Written in 1910.