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In Ghostly Company by Amyas Northcote
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Aug 09, 11

bookshelves: weird-fiction, short-stories
Read from May 30 to August 08, 2011


This is probably the best book of ghost stories that could written by someone who has a love for the form, a serviceable style, and no spark of genius whatsoever. If this sounds harsh, I don't mean it to be; as matter of fact, it gives me hope that one day I too can write a good ghost story. For every story in this book--although none of them has the least touch of greatness--is worth at least one reading.

The English countryside brings out the best in Northcote, and most of the best of his stories use it to advantage: "Brickett Bottom," "The Downs," "The Last Mrs. Fowkes," and--my favorite--"In the Woods".
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