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  • Title: Dark Entries
  • Author: Robert Aickman
  • ISBN: 9781905784325
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Sewn signatures, printed on 110gsm acid free paper, and bound by Biddles in bergundy wibalin cloth stamped in gilt and silver, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands 350 copies Out of print.Contents Introduction by Glen Cavaliero, The School Friend , Ringing the Changes , Choice of Weapons , The Waiting Room , The View and Bind Your Hair.As Dr Glen CSewn signatures, printed on 110gsm acid free paper, and bound by Biddles in bergundy wibalin cloth stamped in gilt and silver, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands 350 copies Out of print.Contents Introduction by Glen Cavaliero, The School Friend , Ringing the Changes , Choice of Weapons , The Waiting Room , The View and Bind Your Hair.As Dr Glen Cavaliero states in his introduction to this new edition of Dark Entries, It is Robert Aickman s peculiar achievement that he should invest the daylight world with all the terrors of the night.Dark Entries was the first solo collection of strange stories by British short story writer, critic, lecturer and novelist, Robert Aickman First published in 1964 it contains the classic Ringing the Changes and perhaps Aickman s best femme fatale in Choice of Weapons The version of The View is slightly re written from its first appearance in We are for the Dark.
    Robert Aickman
    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 in the middle of the 20th century restored a great part of England s deteriorating system of canals, now a major draw for recreation nationally and for tourism internationally.Grandson of author Richard Marsh.


    mark monday
    such curiously precise sentences, so exact, so perfectly constructed. they tell you everything and nothing. it's the meaning between those words, the implications of what is not being said that disturbs. those slippery places, those half-conscious spaces. admire Aickman for his perfect prose and his marvelous subtlety and his dry, dry wit. but love him for what he doesn't tell you, for taking you to a place where your mind must operate on a different level, someplace new and vague and troubling. [...]

    This was a strange, but interesting collection!I've been hearing from a number of other readers I trust that Robert Aickman's stories are fantastic. I was recently presented with the opportunity to pick up a few of his collections for free, and I jumped at the chance. Since Dark Entries won the September Monthly Read poll at the Literary Horror group on , I started this one first. These are NOT horror stories. Some of them hardly even seem to be stories at alley're more like windows that look br [...]

    My, what a puzzling, yet wondrous experience reading Aickman is. Now it's finally become clear to me why I've seen him so often being talked about in such hushed, reverential tones. This Brit was an absolute master craftsman of the "strange tale", as he himself defined the nature of his work.The one thing to be appreciated the most about these tales (this collection, astonishingly his debut, consists of 6), is undoubtedly the prose. It's rather gorgeous. Timeless, in fact. See, I have a sneaking [...]

    Normally when I review one of Robert Aickman's collections, I ramble on about his masterful craftmanship of strange tales, his lush and supple prose, talking much about the author's style in general. But I'm not going to do that this time. Let's face it, if you're thinking of picking this book up you are already a hardened fan. Unless you're extraordinarily lucky to discover this tucked away out the back of some dusty old second-hand store, you're paying a lot of money for one of these fine but [...]

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    A few notes on each story in this pretty much perfect collection: The School Friend: Aickman invests the theme of the ancestral home that holds dark secrets with a fresh menace and mystery. In contrast to this is the notion of friendship, surviving the vicissitudes of life and time and offering a measure of clemency. Ringing The Changes: The atmosphere of slowly building oppression and the growing sense of dread kept me on the edge of my seat. What really makes the story are the little, weird de [...]

    All I can say is oh my! This book contains a bunch of good creepers. Especially "Ringing The Changes". No wonder Roald Dahl picked Aickman's stories to be in different anthologies.Try and find a copy of this one.

    Robert Aickman is quite the writer. When he is good he is amazing. He has the ability to paint masterpieces with words. His characters can be extremely complex and humanly vulnerable. The story I most enjoyed in "Dark Entries" (His second collection of stories following "We Are for the Dark: Six Ghost Stories") is the story called "The View" (Which was originally printed in his first collection "Six Ghost Stories"). The story concerns the protagonist a gentleman named Carfax a vulnerable and exh [...]

    Arun Divakar
    A reviewer or a group of reviewers ( I don’t remember who specifically) called Robert Aickman a writer who has produced fantastic works in the horror genre. If ‘Dark Entries’ is any indicator, then Aickman is not a horror writer at all ! His prose is lush and the emotion that it switches on is unease, a very profound one at that too. The kind of unease that makes a clammy sweat break out, give you an itch behind your eyeballs and makes your head jerk up when the curtain by your window sway [...]

    This collection of stories mostly did not creep me out, despite the accolades of being a great horror writer. But they were certainly strange stories, as Aickman himself preferred to call them. There’s a great atmosphere in some of them, and his writing is careful and precise. Somebody else described the atmosphere in some of the stories as “reality out of joint”, and that’s definitely true — for these characters, ostensibly belonging to our normal world, something jolts out of place a [...]

    Well, I certainly have new material for my nightmares. Perhaps the best aspect of these short stories are not the plots in themselves, but the writing. Truly, Aickman strikes fear through his prose, not his events. His sentences are so elegant, so chilling, so clear yet so confusing, that you will find yourself thinking it must be some shortcoming of yours that you did not read between the lines. In actuality, that's the warranted effect. Any action seems to exist solely to complement the writin [...]

    This collection is a good deal shorter than the other Aickman collections out there. It's about half the length of "The Unsettled Dust," "Cold Hand in Mine" or "The Wine-Dark Sea" -- especially when you take out the Introduction and "Robert Aickman Remembered" (interesting as those may be.) Two of the stories ("The Waiting Room" and "The View") are of lesser quality than Aickman's average. But I think both this, and the shorter length are made up for by the other four stories, all of which are e [...]

    This was the first of what I already know will be several excursions into the world of Robert Aickman, who--along with Ramsey Campbell--is almost universally acknowledged amongst critics as the finest writer of horror fiction of the latter half of the 20th century. Well, finally I took the plunge thanks to these nice new Faber & Faber paperback editions of his previously difficult-to-locate work, and I decided to start with his earliest solo collection. I have to agree that I'm mightily impr [...]

    I've been on a real Aickman kick recently having just finished The Wine-Dark Sea I heard about a group read for this title and decided to join the discussion. This collection definitely had a "darker"(no pun intended) feel than Wine-Dark but I still wouldn't really call this horror. Weird, yes. Bizarre, absolutely. Loaded with subtext, without a doubt. I did enjoy this collection a bit more than Wine-Dark but that is directly related to all the discussion during the group read. I truly believe A [...]

    A collection of short stories is always difficult to rate. The first two stories in this collection were fantastic! I highly recommend them. The third and fourth stories were pretty good but weren't anything near their predecessors. Finally, the last two stories I struggled to finish. They were quite boring most of the way through and I kept thinking, "Get on with it."Overall, I liked the collection for the most part and would love to read more short fiction by Robert Aickman in the near future. [...]

    Kevin Lucia
    Folks have been recommending Aickman's work to me for years now, and I can see why. Subtle, surreal, stories occurring along the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Even I felt a little adrift in a few of the stories, the surreal atmosphere and prose carried me along, nonetheless. Will definitely be searching out more of his work.

    Now I have to admit that I've never heard of Aickman (not that I can recall anyway) or his reputation so I picked this up solely on the fact that there is a major endorsement from Neil Gaiman on the front cover. And while they weren't as terrifying or as scary as I thought they were going to be based in the blurb on the back, all of the stories really were a perverse joy to read. The style of story and writing puts me in mind of Stoker and Poe and Dahl's adult works where the reality of what is [...]

    Reading Aickman stories is such a slow-paced experience that it's almost boring - but then suddenly, the story ends and he springs the trap and you realise you stumbled in to something horrible and inexplicable, just like the characters.

    Roy Elmer
    I had never heard of Robert Aickman, but it seems to me that it's safe to say that few people have. He's not Shirley Jackson, she of the haunted houses, or Lovecraft, with his twisted Cthulu. He is something altogether different and dare I say it, a little more refined than both of these behemoths of horror / dark fantasy fiction.Robert Aickman's work is thoroughly English. Not contemporary English perhaps, but a reflection of the England of our grandfathers. A certain amount of emotional repres [...]

    Hugo Emanuel
    I had read Aickman praised frequently, often even lauded as the best writer of strange fiction of the 20 th century. Considering my enjoyment of horror and strange fiction Aickman's praised tales were an obligatory stop, one from which I had anticipated reaping a great deal of deadfull pleasures and delights. And altough I thoroughly enjoyed most of the tales in this collection (the only one I have so far read from Aickman), I found most of them to be just little more than slightly original take [...]

    One star seems very harsh, but in the end, I really "did not like it". Or perhaps the problem was that the stories didn't live up to the hype. Robert Aickman is being lauded as this brilliant writer of strange stories and while the writing itself is certainly good and very aesthetic, the stories are mediocre at best. They simply don't deliver. Aickman starts of with great, atmospheric descriptions and set ups that then kind of dwindle away, leaving the reader often with open endings and always w [...]

    Brian Kenny
    A collection of weird tales by the talented Robert Aickman. The weird tales as he liked to describe them were not so much cut throat horror but cerebral psychologically based horror in the same style as H P Lovecraft's short stories and Henry James classic tale'The turn of the screw and M R James. The stories in this collection are certainly weird. The six tales have running through them vulnerable characters going through what seem like very unusual and aften creepy situations; the tales that d [...]

    I bought this because I heard a radio documentary about Aickman describing him as "the best author you've never heard of", and that his stories were a truly chilling example of the horror genre.I'm afraid to say that this collection of short stories didn't really convince me of any of that. Aickman died in the 1980s, and I found all of these stories difficult to date from the descriptions of dress, technology and general attitude of the characters. The stories are very much like those of M R Jam [...]

    Theo Kokonas
    Robert Aickman is seen as a seminal British horror writer of fiction. Personally I think the claims are bogus, although it may just be a matter of taste. I find his descriptions are a little too descriptive, and his stories finishing too incomplete. There's leaving it to the reader's imagination, and then there's short stories that simply haven't been finished properly.

    Bryan Alexander
    Such delicious prose for splendidly weird tales. I wanted to read every story, every page out loud.More notes coming up.

    Robert Aickman was an accomplished practitioner of the "strange story", and this collection has some of his best. "Ringing the Changes" is probably his most frequently anthologized story; a newly-married couple honeymoon in one of the strangest towns ever, where church bells ring incessantly all day and night. "Bind Your Hair" is about a young woman visiting her future in-laws for the first time; she takes a walk in the countryside to escape the oppressive atmosphere of their home, and of course [...]

    ✭✭✭½“The School Friend” (1964) ✭✭✭½“Ringing the Changes” (1955) ✭✭✭½“Choice of Weapons” (1964) ✭✭½“The Waiting Room” (1956) ✭✭✭“The View” (1951) ✭✭✭✭“Bind Your Hair” (1964) ✭✭✭½

    Ian Casey
    You live surrounded by the claims of other people: to your labour when they call it peace, your life when they call it warThey tell you where you shall live, what you shall do, and what thoughts are dangerous.Nowadays, Robert Aickman is something of a cult hero among weird fiction authors (and fans) though it seems he was relatively underappreciated in his day (World Fantasy Award notwithstanding). Thankfully we have this series of 2014 Faber & Faber reissues of four of his collections. Dark [...]

    In a very welcome move, Faber are marking the centenary of Robert Aickman's birth by republishing some of his classic collections of 'strange stories' along with his two full-length novels. For many years his work has been hard to find, available only as high-end collectors editions from the Tartarus Press, or as print on demand via Faber Finds, but these were marred by poor OCR and subsequent misprints. I'm not completely convinced by the new editions - the text has been entirely reset in a ver [...]

    Joe Gola
    A good collection of dark supernatural tales. There is an enjoyable strain of surrealism throughout—the writing is full of strange, unexplained details that are not integral to the stories but which evoke a mysterious atmosphere that enhances them nonetheless. Even in the broad details it is sometimes left to our imaginations to piece together what exactly has happened, but this ambiguity adds to the charm rather than detracting from it.With the exception of a couple of good-old-fashioned ghos [...]

    Alex Sarll
    Robert Aickman wrote 'strange stories' (and woe betide anyone who called them horror) which were considered by some - not least Robert Aickman - to be superior to the work of MR James. I don't altogether see it myself; the first few tales here seem oddly external, which is to say I never quite bought the characters as any more than pieces moving around a board, despite the narration following their viewpoint. Also (and this bit I can't explain), despite his being a British writer offering clear [...]

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