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Lists with This Book. I must read more stories of his. Oct 27, Lps. Or is it just his imagination, he wonders, as certain things happen which he can no longer explain away.
But this means a radical alteration, a complete change, a horrible loss f oneself by substitution- far worse than death, and not even annihilation.
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Here art and restraint in narrative reach their very highest development, and an impression of lasting poignancy is produced without a single strained passage or a single false note. They start to fear the wind, the rising river, the willows, and anything else that seems like it is staring and mocking them. A great introduction to Blackwood – Again, the name Algernon Blackwood is so cool the man SHOULD be remembered by that alone sounds like a noir detective or something – and I’ve heard he has even better stuff out there.
Very imaginative writing weaves a slow and steady building of a foreboding element of fear that the characters are experiencing, which transfers over to the reader. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about The Willowsplease sign up. Nov 30, Lyn rated it really liked it. Two friends go on a canoe trip down the Danube River. No people but themselves there, watching the Danube rising over both banks, landing on an island after a vigorous effort, the two plan to rest on overnight.
Jun 11, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: Most ominous are the masses of dense, desultory, menacing willows, which “moved of their own will as though alive, and they touched, by some incalculable m Two friends are midway on a canoe trip down the Danube River. It’s very descriptive, classic in a way.
View all 5 comments. A long quote that shows the feel of this book. Atmosphere is the top redeeming quality for this story.
With that said, the narration bogs down the story to a great degree. Among his thirty-odd books, Blackwood wrote a series of stories and short novels published as John Silence, Physician Extraordinarywhich featured a “psychic detective” who saucee the skills of a Sherlock Holmes and a psychic medium. This is one that I make a point of reading every year. Every sound a dreadful otherworldly whisper, every bush a demon: This is only 60 pages, so it won’t take a lot of your time lod read.
Actually, I’ll be listening.
The son of a preacher, Blackwood had a life-long interest in the supernatural, the occult, and spiritualism, and firmly believed that humans possess latent psychic powers. And in looking up novellas I found A Alternon Carol to be on the list.
Keely rated it really liked it Shelves: There’s nothing and no one to be seen anywhere, except for acres and acres of willow bushes – the sheer amount of which strikes the narrator as sinister.
No matter the length I do like the title, my cocker spaniel, the love of my life almost, is named Willow.
He also wrote fourteen novels, several children’s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published.
Its really beautifully written but not at all scary or creepy. The wind blows hard, an inhuman sound arrives, gets closer, above and around the friends the island is sinking, as the river rises. Two men – the unnamed narrator and his friend, known only as xlgernon Swede” – travel bllackwood a canoe across the Danube. I also thought – about times – that they should just burn the willows and trees and anything else on the island and be done with any plant life that wanted to kill you, where they would have gone while the blaciwood was on fire I didn’t try to figure out, there was a mysterious hole in the canoe by this time, although we don’t know who put it there, so they weren’t leaving by boat once the fire started.
The story works on many different levels and is ambiguous enough for the reader to draw his own conclusions or speculate on the nature of reality and whether knowledge of something is something to be feared more than the unknown. View all 6 comments. Feb 26, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Willows are, of course, another cool trait of the story.
Nov 30, Henry Avila rated it really liked it. This classic short story started off slow as molasses in January but picked up speed. I did like the surprise at the end though when both men realize that what they thought they saw when they first landed no spoilers was something else entirely. Untrodden by man, almost unknown to man, it lay there beneath the moon, remote from human influence, on the frontier of another world, an alien world, a world tenanted by willows only and the souls of willows.
The river takes on an almost-human persona, the characters are terrorized by the raging wind and there is something awfully wrong with the willow bushes. They complimented each other with their differences, spending some time trying to convince either themselves or the other that they were wrong that there was blackwoid out there.
You don’t suddenly alter just because the body’s gone. Bit monotonous, but an effective slow build of tension nonetheless. Algernon handles all of this tension and build up beautifully and steers the narrative to a climax that is perfectly suited to the story lbackwood leaves the reader very satisfied if you consider a sack of tear-stained jelly satisfied.