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Algernon Blackwood
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The Camp of the Dog

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Published 2007 (first published 1908)
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Monophylos Fortikos
Feb 27, 2014 Monophylos Fortikos rated it did not like it
Oh, man. It's like Blackwood decided to turn "The Wendigo", which is a genuinely effective and creepy story, into a comedy. The first half of the story is badly weakened by Blackwood's wordy and repetitious insistence on how wild, savage, and threatening the situation is. There's nothing particularly wild or savage or threatening about the changes in personality and loosening of inhibitions that Blackwood describes; at any rate it hardly needs a camping trip to a desolate island in Scandinavia ...more
Martin
Sep 22, 2015 Martin rated it liked it
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This 1908 short story describes a trip of a group of travelers who decided to go on a camping trip to several islands in the Baltic sea. For their landing they selected one uninhabited island from a group of beautiful islands of the secluded Baltic wilderness. After making a camp, travelers enjoy refreshing effect of the beautiful island nature around them.

Similar to his other books, also here author shows his mastery in creating the atmosphere of peacefulness, upon which he bit by bit adds ing
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James McKenzie
Apr 09, 2016 James McKenzie rated it really liked it
I read this almost immediately after it was recommended to me because I'd gotten sick of Joseph Heller and had no idea where to go from there, and I enjoyed it for what it was, a brief and entertaining ghost story with writing a cut above what you would normally expect from the genre. Aside from the obvious stuff, the thing I liked the most were those early descriptions of attraction that really rang true, but I guess the experience of falling in love is such an important part of the human ...more
Ginger
Sep 28, 2008 Ginger rated it it was ok
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this book deal with superstitions of medieval times that come alive for campers on an island.
Kathryn
Just tell me that it's by Blackwood and I know I'll love it. Lots of fun listening to the audio of this story. Excellent narration from Librivox.
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Blackwood was born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent) and educated at Wellington College. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, "though not devoid of genuine good-heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas".Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, as a newspaper reporter in ...more
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