One Who Saw is an excellent creepy read. I’ve not read any of Burrage’s other works, but I can see why this one would be called his master piece. In a mere 64 pages, the author gave such a great atmosphere and escalating level of creepiness that I found myself instinctively curling up into a ball on the couch as I read it. You can tell it was written in a different era, and it’s all the better for it. One Who Saw forces your imagination to fill in the blanks, and does it quite well. Even a [...]
A short story booklet of a story to be told on Christmas! A group gathers for Christmas and wonders where one of the regulars has gone. Well, the story is the ghost story (doesn’t have to do with Xmas) but it’s a fun ghost story.I guess this was a “thing” to do at Christmas but has since faded. So, if you need to increase the shivers during the season, time to pick up this story and others in the series- A Ghost Story for Christmas : Biblioasis
It was a cute litle scary story, but compared to some Clive Baker, it wasnt truly chilling I did like the concept behind it though! Reading a scary story on a Christmas night is such a new and unexpected tradition!
Biblioasis and Seth are bringing back the Victorian Christmas ghost story! It was a common tradition across much of the western world to read a spooky ghost story during the Christmas holidays, and these tiny, illustrated versions of classic horror stories are meant to help reignite this tradition. One Who Saw is a tale about a ghost who sits in a sunless garden, bemoaning her fate and entrapping people (particularly men) so that she can punish those who do not love her. The story moves slowly, [...]
I love the concept of resurrecting old ghost stories to read beside the fireplace at Christmas time. This would be a fun read-aloud, appropriate for all but very young children. Still, after A Christmas Carol, this is very, very tame.