Contents:The Invasion of the Church of the Holy GhostThe Surly Sullen BellThe Peculiar Demesne of Archvicar GerontionUncle IsaiahThe Reflex-man in Whinnymuir CloseWhat shadows We PursueLex TalionisFate's PurseAn Encounter by Mortsone PondWatchers at the Strait Gate...
|Title||:||Watchers At The Strait Gate: Mystical Tales|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Watchers At The Strait Gate: Mystical Tales Reviews
Russel Kirk, aside from being an important figure in Conservative American political and social thought, is also considered one of the last great masters of the Gothic horror genre. He is often cited in the company of M. R. James, Ambrose Pierce, and Algernon Blackwood although it should be noted that Kirk live much later and could be considered the classic ghost tales' last loyalist. His fiction also tend to be moral tales. Some find him a little too preachy. Yet his ability to elicit ability to evoke terror and dread is unsurpassed. This book and its companion, The Princess Of All Lands covers the best of his stories.
2.5 stars; several strong stories and competent craftsmanship can't save a collection saturated with continual editorializing, sanctimonious moralizing, and mediocre plotting.
The Doppelganger is frightening