Monday, January 28, 2013
A Black Solitude
The thing that amazes me about Wakefield is his ability to capture that "otherness" that one should encounter in a ghost story. You can't really understand his vengeful spirits. They aren't operating under the same rules as the living. Wakefield is also a master of the slow build-up, and boy when things go to hell, they go there fast and ugly.
Anyway, this collection is The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield, and it's getting hard to come by in book form, however there are plenty of affordable ebooks of Wakefield's stories. Well worth your time if you appreciate a really scary tale of the classic type. Highly recommended.