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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 2

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Curl up by the fire and enter the sinister, supernatural world of Montague Rhodes James, the master of the English ghost story. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, James created tales of understated horror that continue to transfix readers 80 years after his death. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 2 comprises graphic adaptations of four spine-c ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by SelfMadeHero
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Andrew
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
And so on to the second volume - never and easy thing to write about especially since you could merge volumes 1 & 2 and really have the same effect (just longer).

therefore I will keep this review short since really everything I said for the first book can easily and most certainly should be repeated for this book too. My only compliant I guess is that there are only so few stories from the huge collection from M R James. I will admit my ignorance to publishing and the creation of such as boo
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Rebecca
I’ve only ever read one M.R. James piece before, in an anthology of stories about libraries. This was perhaps not an ideal way to encounter his ghost stories for the first time. Though all four (“Number 13,” “Count Magnus,” “Oh, Whistle and I Will Come to You, My Lad” and “The Treasure of Abbot Thomas”) are adapted by the same pair, Leah Moore and John Reppion, each is illustrated by a different artist, so the drawing style ranges from rounded and minimalist to an angular, watercolor Marvel comi ...more
Brian O'Connell
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, comics, horror
A good follow up to volume one of SelfMadeHero's MRJ adaptations. As in the first volume, the quality varies noticeably from story to story. The adaptation of "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas", in particular, feels very weak: Meghan Hetrick's artwork, while admittedly beautiful, feels unsuited to James' crepuscular terrors. Al Davison's rendition of "'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'" also has its low points, though it redeems itself with a genuinely eerie nightmare sequence fabulously re ...more
Canavan
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Doug
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
In my review of Self-Made Hero's Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Volume 1, I laid out my general stance on these two volumes, M.R. James, and adapting his first volume of ghost stories in this sort of graphic medium. See that review for overall thoughts.

This one is a stronger volume. Not only does it have two of the key James stories - "Count Magnus" and "Oh, Whistle" - but each story seems overall better adapted to keep James's flow in the handling of dialogue and pacing. "Magnus" - the story of
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Alistair
very traditional ghost stories traditionally illustrated and painted.
good to see gentlemen sending their staff to do all the heavy and possibly dangerous work.
a true gentleman would never get his hands dirty with peasants work.
Robert
See my review of this book on Tcj.com: http://bit.ly/2xEyqlO
Snow
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
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grey1066
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
M.R. James is one of the best old-school ghost story writers ever. His work is not in your face scary, it is eerie. His stories can be slow paced but you read them with growing discomfort. Imagination is essential for his writings.
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Montague Rhodes James, who used the publication name M.R. James, was a noted British mediaeval scholar & provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18) & of Eton College (1918–36). He's best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by di ...more