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The Hashish Man and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany
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Jun 04, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy-sci-fi

Out of the 25 stories I liked these: Charon, The Three Sailors' Gambit, The Hashish Man, and The Secret of the Sea. Dunsany is exquisite in his descriptions of imaginary places, and he can conjure up an atmosphere of mystery and anticipation and eeriness in just a few words. I found his style refreshing and lyrical. This particular collection is not big on plot, however, and I felt like I was being teased - drawn in completely, but ultimately left unsatisfied. I only picked this book up because "The King of Elfland's Daughter" was not available when I was at the library - so I'm hoping Dunsany proves more satisfactory in his novels.
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