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Disquieting, darkly sexual, moody. I haven't read a book that had me so unsettled in quite a while. Like hearing a minor chord of music held too long in the air. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Genevieve D.
Aickman is possibly the best horror-story writer I've ever come across. He is almost the Kafka of that field. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James T. Trombetta
These are eerie, thought-provoking stories ... not exactly scary, but weirdly unsettling. They don't really tie up loose ends, but rather leave the reader with questions. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ring Walker
This is a great collection of dark fantasy, well written and deeply compelling. The characters and their situations evoke the shadows of one's own world, making the horror elements... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karin Rita Gastreich
I had never heard of Robert Aickman until a few months ago (June 2013), when one of my favorite British actors, Reece Shearsmith, announced that he was recording Aickman's stories... Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by Joanna
The British writer Robert Aickman is something of a legend among horror writers, because there has been no one writing like him since or even quite a while before him. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Jay Dickson
Robert Aickman was a writer of what he called 'strange stories', but of the eight stories in this collection 'The Fetch' is the only piece resembling a traditional ghost story. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010
I open this tasty looking collection with great anticipation. On the first page of Peter Straub's introduction I find a quotation mark that is never closed - most distracting -... Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Reader
This book, the second of the four reprint collections of Aickman's short stories, was published in New York in 1988 and London in 1990. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Reader in Tokyo