Monthly Archives: September 2016

Blog Update, 29 September 2016

I’ve not had much of a chance to write up any new posts lately, and I have a pretty busy weekend planned so this is just a simple blog update until I can post something more substantial.


M. R. James – A View from a Hill

This had been on my to-read list for some time, after first reading about it in various “scariest short stories” lists. I had never read any M. R. James before this either, so I thought this might be a good introduction to his work. I bought the ebook of the Wordsworth edition (detailed above) and I’ll be reading it on and off over the next few months.

Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House

From the perfect opening paragraph of the story, which masterfully sets the tone for the rest of the book, I felt like I was being slowly pulled into Hill House – perhaps not strictly against my will, but certainly with an increasing sense of claustrophobia and dread.

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (Part Three)

Here’s part three of my review collection of the complete H.P. Lovecraft. As stated in part one, I’d planned to base my reading order on the Wordsworth Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural editions. With this post, I have now read the contents of the first volume from the Wordsworth collections.

“Soul Medicine”, Oxford House Books, Hay-on-Wye

“Soul Medicine”, Oxford House Books, Hay-on-Wye