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10 thoughts on “Demons by Daylight

  1. says:

    This is a good one I've had it since the 1980's and it's survived all my book scourges I can't recall a damn thing about any of the stories Nothing But again it survived all the scourges The biggest and most heartbreaking scourge was in 2010 T

  2. says:

    This collection of horror stories has its own singular style and sense of atmosphere Each story is darkly enchanting and finely written Some

  3. says:

    My first introduction to the work of Ramsey Campbell was I have to say uite a shock He's not going to be for everyone that's for sure What you have here are not coherent stories relayed in a conventional manner and the horror is not conventionally scary His stories are obliue and scary in subtle ways They seem to get cryp

  4. says:

    Dec 2019 revisiting some old piecesThe section Errol Undercliffe a tribute contains two stories The Franklyn Paragraphs seems to be one of Campbell's least collected pieces I vaguely remember enjoying it decades ago so am curious why it's not in for example the Tor edition of Cold Print or the omnibus Alone with the Horrors The lost booksvanished writers trope is pretty well worn by now but this was an early

  5. says:

    I found this collection very hit and miss Ramsey Campbell certainly doesn't belong to the 'slasher' generation of horror writers who rely on gore and shock to get their message across his is an entirely subtle kind of hor

  6. says:

    As with any collection there are some great stories and some average ones Luckily this collection has many great ones in it None of them are bad although it was hard to follow a few because of my decidedly non British upbringing and having to figure out a few words here and there I don't think I'm an idiot but the author is so much smarter than me it feels like it haha

  7. says:

    I've been dipping into this book since April so I really took my time finishing it Returning to this book was always a treat however

  8. says:

    Ramsey Campbell is one of the best known and important horror writers of the past 50 years He's known for crafti

  9. says:

    I enjoyed most of these stories immensely and Campbell writes with a bravura obliue style which at best engenders a cloyingunsavory atmosphere; but sometimes I did find myself a little alienated by his idiosyncratic style of prose no fault of C

  10. says:

    I'm absolutely shocked that this is a collection of Ramsey Campbell's stories For the life of me I could barely understand what was happening in any of them Mostly they consisted of people having banal conversations and somehow the reader is supposed to glean what's going on by reading between the lines Except in most cases there's only confu

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Demons by Daylight

Yn Paragraphs Severn Valley • The Interloper • The Sentinels • The Guy • The Old Horns • The Lost • T. As with any collection there are some great stories and some average ones Luckily this collection has many great ones in it None of them are bad although it was hard to follow a few because of my decidedly non British upbringing and having to figure out a few words here and there I don t think I m an idiot but the author is so much smarter than me it feels like it haha

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He Stocking • The Second Staircase • Concussion • The Enchanted Fruit • Made in Goatswood Severn Valley.. I enjoyed most of these stories immensely and Campbell writes with a bravura obliue style which at best engenders a cloyingunsavory atmosphere but sometimes I did find myself a little alienated by his idiosyncratic style of prose no fault of Campbell s artistry just personal tasteMy favorites were The end of a summer s day A brief yet wonderfully unsettling nightmare The Franklyn Paragraphs This made the collection for me truly sublime weird fiction in the classic Lovecraft Ashton Smith vernacular There is a macabre passage where the main fellow visits this extraordinarily unpleasant domicile and meets this dusty old maid who is uite the character a beautifully written vignette The Old Horns This grimpen tale reminded me a little of Algernon Blackwood with nature itself as nemesis in this specific case a wholly malefic bog which is home to these singularly nasty sounding blobby headed wraiths shudder a sublime tale of phantasmagorical weirdness with some wonderfully evocative passages I think I will dip into Campbell s elouent sepulchral grimoire every now and again but I won t read the short stories all in one sitting next time I will savor them like one would a wee dram of an especially complex single malt as I feel they would work best when enjoyed sparingly as they lost a little of their refinement consumed so hurriedly Ramsey Campbell is one of those rare contemporary artists who can readily evoke an authentically macabre Gothic milieu along with the likes of the legendary Poe Blackwood and MR James And I would be very surprised indeed if any fan of elegiac weird fiction didn t find their nerves iced by at least one of Campbell s splendidly malignant treats Twisted prose no fault of Campbell s artistry just The Exploration of the Male Anatomy personal tasteMy favorites were The end of a summer s day A brief yet wonderfully unsettling nightmare The Franklyn Paragraphs This made the collection for me truly sublime weird fiction in the classic Lovecraft Ashton Smith vernacular There is a macabre Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals passage where the main fellow visits this extraordinarily unpleasant domicile and meets this dusty old maid who is uite the character a beautifully written vignette The Old Horns This grimpen tale reminded me a little of Algernon Blackwood with nature itself as nemesis in this specific case a wholly malefic bog which is home to these singularly nasty sounding blobby headed wraiths shudder a sublime tale of All Night Long (Nannies, phantasmagorical weirdness with some wonderfully evocative

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  • Demons by Daylight
  • Ramsey Campbell
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  • 23 June 2019
  • 9780515047370

About the Author: Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of Demons by PDF/EPUB or critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction T E D Klein has written that Campbell reigns supreme in the field today while S T Joshi has said that future generations will regard him as the leading horror writer of our generation every bit the eual of Lovecraft or Blackwood.