"Astonishing that these stories were written before the First World War, they're so modern. Very influential on supernatural fiction. My favourite story of the original paranormal investigator is 'The Gateway of the Monster' - superb!"
"This collection of real-life supernatural stories is superb for those long, dark nights where you want to feel a primal sense of dread and fear. Amazing to think that these 23 stories are based on actual interview evidence and first -hand experience of paranormal events and investigations in England."
"Impossible to avoid mentioning HP Lovecraft, the master of the art of supernatural fiction. "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown," wrote Lovecraft. I must definitely agree with him."
"Another classic from Hodgson. There's an epic scope to this novel, with huge vistas of unearthly horror in the far, far future. I'm surprised they haven't ever made a film of it, it's perfect for the big screen."
"A good novel, but something about it just doesn't sit well with me. Personal taste, I suppose. But don't let that put you off. Much preferred the film adaptation, 'The Haunting,' directed by Robert Wise.'"