The Devil Rides Out (Black Magic #1)
Black Magic is still practised in all the great cities of the world. This novel tells with macabre detail of a beautiful woman caught in a web of Satanists, of a young man brought to the verge of madness through his dabbling with the powers of evil.
As in Dennis Wheatley's The Forbidden Territory we meet the Duke de Richleau, Simon Aron, the Princess...more
An absorbing tale of upper class Satanists up to their usual mischief, marred by Wheatley's casual English public school snobbery and xenophobia. Sure, it's old fashioned, but Wheatley really knows how to tell a story. (Check out the movie version too--sometimes called "The Devil's Bride" in the USA--with Christopher Lee as the Duke de Richleau.)
I am happy to say I was right. From the beginning everything is exciting and manic. The language is just something else: “I’d rather be dead than see you monkeying...more
Englantilainen jännityskirjailija Dennis Wheatley lienee suurelle yleisölle tunnetuin kauhuromaanistaan "The Devil...more
A well-written and well-plotted novel, but...
I don’t usually do this, but I think this book needs an introduction.
The Devil Rides Out is a 1930s horror novel written by Dennis Wheatley—an author known for his dabblings in the occult, among other things. It was unusual at the time, and in its heyday, sold millions of copies.
Now lets get down to my usual business: writing, plot, and characters.
Writing-wise, its good but not fantastic. There is a fine variety of punctuation, although it can feel e...more
Author: Dennis Wheatley
This was the first time I came across a book by Dennis Wheatley & I am glad to say i was not disappointed.
The novel is intense & the plot is intriguing as well as a revelation. The book is a classic where it comes to the Thriller/Horror genre. The author has done full justice to the main theme of the novel which is, 'Black magic' or as a more informed person would put it, the dangers of the 'Left Hand'. The novel narrates in a very educat...more
The second half of the novel began to lose me. Many of the characters were just a little too dense as they were continually shown the supernatural, but didn’t heed warnings or remained frustratingly skeptical. Still, that didn’t ruin my overall enjoyment, but it was annoying.
I will pick up more of Wheatley’s stories.
What a strange thing to read.
É a luta clássica entre o Bem (representado pelas pessoas comuns, pertencentes à Luz) e o Mal (representado por Mocata e o seu séquito, um satanista capaz de tudo para obter o poder contido no Talismã de Set).
Sendo que Wheatley é um clássico da literatura ocultista (não só por ter escrito algum...more
The basic adventure story is mildly diverting, no more.
His first book, Three Inquisitive People, was not immediately published; but his first published novel, The Forbidden Territory, was an immediate success when...more