Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories, by M. R. James

This is the perfect time of year for reading ghost stories, as the leaves change, the nights lengthen, and the temperature drops.   One of the best horror story writers I have ever read is an Englishman named M. R. James (1862-1936). Never heard of him?  Once you read his stories, you will never forget him. James slowly chills you to the freezing point and scares you till your skin prickles.  His stories well deserve being called classics. Many are anthologized in horror story collections here at the Newton Free Library. However, one story is nowhere near enough.  You need a book like this one where you can keep on reading.  A warning. They are best read when someone else is around and about.  You read them alone at your own risk.

RATING: * * * * * One of the best
Reviewed by: veagenlib

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