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[ Pdf Ghouls in My Grave ✓ planetary-romance PDF ] by Jean Ray É Stephen King recommended book Noted as important to the genre we have been discussing from Ignore the cheesy title, the book is entertaining and imaginative throughout, but stories 2, 5, and 6 are among the most atmospheric, and disturbing supernatural stories in literature, regardless of language or date of composition The translations of Lowell Bair in this collection are solemn and sonorous than the breezier translations by Hugh van Calenbergh for the equally desirable Midnight House collection, MY OWN PRIVATE SPECTRES, which has only two stories in common with this one 2 5 For about Jean Ray, and a comparison of these two collections, see John Eatman s review at We need Jean Ray Sadly, I d already read probably the best stories from this volume elsewhere, but it was well worth tracking down Ray s excellent grasp of the weird and his gallows humor make for some spectacular reading that s right in the line that I long for when I pick up a book of uncanny tales So, why haven t I gotten my hands on a copy of The Horrifying Presence yet I have no excuse.
Far less sophisticated than Ray champions would have you think, but still very much worth reading, especially for lovers of moody, pulpy short horrors of 20s and 30s.
At his best Ray s stories generate a thick, uncanny atmosphere, and some genuinely creepy moments A lot of what happens in these stories is simply not explained, or left open ended in ways that are both thought provoking and quite eerie.
But that said, should you search out this rare expensive book to read these rarely re printed stories I would say no If you ve read The Shadowy Street and The Mainz Psalter you ve read the best this book has to offer.
I d suggest picking up The Weird anthology, it has the best two stories here and it s the same translation Sure, there s a few other good stories in this book, Contains Gold Teeth The Shadowy Street I Killed Alfred Heavenrock The Cemetery Watchman The Mainz Psalter The Last Traveler The Black Mirror Mr Glass Changes Direction Author S Real Name Is Raymundus Joannes De Kremer He Also Published Work Under The Name John Flanders