- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (September 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486469263
- ISBN-13: 978-0486469263
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,536,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Supernatural Classics: "The Willows," "The Wendigo" and "The Listener" Paperback – September 3, 2008
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Fast forward to last week when I picked up this copy at the same store for only $3 and I was in a fit to read the other two tales. I was not disappointed.
In "The Willows" two men on a canoeing trip down the Danube River find that the brush covered island they pitch camp on contains a malevolent force bent on making the men very sorry they didn't haul ass out of there as soon as they could.
In "The Wendigo", a hunting party in Northern Canada crosses paths with the cannibalistic spirit of Native American legend which, needless to say, puts a big damper on their Male Bonding trek.
And in the last tale "The Listener", a writer rents a room in a boarding house only to discover that a lost spirit of one of the former tenants is trying to rent out his mind and body.
Each story is rich in detail, complexed in nature, and pretty much set the template that made Stephen King famous by setting ordinary people in frightening, inexplicable situations. The pace each story has is rather slow but the tension grows as you get deeper and deeper into the story though in the beginning I could feel a creeping lethargy come over me and causing me to have to reread a few passages. Overall, though, I was really pleased with this book. Now if only a decent movie could be made from one or all three of these now classic examples of horror fiction.
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I greatly enjoyed all 3 stories but I'd have to say that my favorite is the Wendigo. This was a great book to read after M.R. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ashley Dioses
One of the best fiction I have read in a long time. Better than Lovecraft. Wish there was more and more. Great stories for telling around the campfire on a dark, windy night.Published 21 months ago by Jo Burton