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The Willows (1907)

af Algernon Blackwood

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Set on the snaking, sinuous Danube River, Algernon Blackwood's tale The Willows represents a high point in the development of the horror genre. Indeed, acknowledged master H.P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More awe-inspiring and thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, The Willows is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.… (mere)
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A classic horror tale of a trip down the Danube that two men make. They must go through a swampy area that is noted for its many islands of willows. The river is rising, the men spend one 24 hour period on one of these islands fighting to resist the evil that surrounds them. ( )
  Kristelh | Mar 16, 2021 |
A strange little story. Nothing really happens, though they see some odd sights. It's mostly about feelings - the willows are pressing in on their tent. Well, ok, something does happen - their canoe and supplies are damaged. It's very much psychological horror - which means that if you, the reader, don't enter into the feelings it's just a rather odd little story. That's pretty much how I took it. If you want to be seriously scared, this will do it - but the reader's 50% plays a major part. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Dec 23, 2020 |
Today is a fast moving era with very little care for a story that takes the reader on a journey to become paranoid about something that may or may not have been. A haunted house would have made THE WILLOWS the book of today but it is a classic. ( )
  David_Masumba | Oct 14, 2020 |
Maybe it says something about me, but the older classic horror novels I am always shocked at how quaint they seem in comparison to works like "It." "It" gave me nightmares for weeks on end as a kid, this book, though scary in tone, is more mental than anything, your brain can turn what the unnamed narrator is describing into something worse.

The main plot of "The Willows" is about two long time friends who are taking a canoe trip down the Danube River. We have the narrator and his friend called "The Swede."

Though both have been out in nature it seems based on previous comments, they come across a place that ends up unnerving them both. They start to fear the wind, the rising river, the willows, and anything else that seems like it is staring and mocking them.

They eventually come across a man who seems to try to warn them away from where they end up camping, but since the narrator is doing what he can to try to laugh off his increasing fears, they both camp and witness something terrible.

I thought this was quite good and liked the writing. I think the main reason why I couldn't give it five stars though was that I wanted more menace. I thought they got off quite easily in the end (have i mentioned that I am way too blood thirsty?) and that I wanted it pushed a bit more.

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.

This is only 60 pages, so it won't take a lot of your time to read. I mentioned in my update this would be a perfect story told by flashlight or candle light. You want this read during a thunderstorm or a night you lose the power. I think if I could read it then, I would have be more afraid than what I was. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
The utter disregard of nature toward man. ( )
  jefware | Mar 27, 2020 |
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After leaving Vienna, and long before you come to Budapest, the Danube enters a region of singular loneliness and desolation, where its waters spread away on all sides regardless of a main channel, and the country becomes a swamp for miles upon miles, covered by a vast sea of low willow-bushes.
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Set on the snaking, sinuous Danube River, Algernon Blackwood's tale The Willows represents a high point in the development of the horror genre. Indeed, acknowledged master H.P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More awe-inspiring and thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, The Willows is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.

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