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The Collected Strange Stories Of Robert Aickman: II

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Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe. Jacket by Steven Stapleton.
Co-produced with Durtro. 500 copies printed.
(Out of print).

Contents:
The Swords/ The Real Road to the Church/ Niemandswasser/ Pages from a Young Girl's Journal/ The Hospice/ The Same Dog/ Meeting Mr Millar/ The Clock Watcher/ Growing Boys/ Marriage/ Le Miroir/ Compulsory Games/ Raising the Wind/ Res
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Hardcover, 1st edition, 456 pages
Published November 1999 by Tartarus Press
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Adam
Jul 16, 2008 Adam rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: you & the shadowy figure behind you
How to explain it...? Aickman is one of a handful of authors who have most shaped my ideas about storytelling and about the power of short fiction. Though his work is technically horror, he entirely bypasses the gaudiness and cliches of the genre in favor of the eerie, creeping sort of terror one might encounter alone in a foreign country or at the end of a doomed marriage. Aickman is truly unsurpassed in his talent for pervasive, unnerving moods.

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Bleak Mouse
The finest writer of "strange stories" of the 20th century, who remains completely unknown and perpetually out of print. No standard ghost or horror stories here: these are truly disturbing, and haunting.
Maartje Bronkhorst
I must admit I don't understand the amount of raving reviews of Robert Aickman's short stories. Though I am an avid reader, and definitely not afraid of difficult writing styles, most of Aickman's stories seem completely pointless to me. One can only digest so much symbolism, and even then, i.m.o. it needs to serve some purpose, and not being a purpose in itself. These stories remind me of David Lynch movies.
If you want to read Aickman, this review on Amazon might prove really helpful. It tells
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Author of: close to 50 "strange stories" in the weird-tale and ghost-story traditions, two novels (The Late Breakfasters and The Model), two volumes of memoir (The Attempted Rescue and The River Runs Uphill), and two books on the canals of England (Know Your Waterways and The Story of Our Inland Waterways).

Co-founder and longtime president of the Inland Waterways Association, an organization that
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