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Masters of Terror Volume 1 - William Hope Hodgson
by Edited by Peter Tremayne, William Hope Hodgson | Horror
Registered by MissQ of Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Saturday, November 30, 2002
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by MissQ from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Saturday, November 30, 2002

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Picked this up today with a certain fellow bookcrosser in mind (she's a big horror fan). It's a collection of stories by William Hope Hodgson, who seems to be one of the old-time horror writers (he died in 1913) and writes about horror at sea. I don't know if my fellow BCer will be interested...I may read some of the stories just to see if they're any good. 


Journal Entry 2 by MissQ at Another BookCrossing Member in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, December 02, 2002

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Released on Monday, December 02, 2002 at Another BookCrossing Member in Nashua, New Hampshire USA.

Sent this off today to GoryDetails in Nashua. Hope you like it! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, December 14, 2002

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The mailman just handed me this one - looks good! [I just love it when somebody sends me a book with a cover showing a tentacled monstrosity devouring a struggling victim and says, "I saw this and thought of you!" {grin} ] 


Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 20, 2002

8 out of 10

This is a nicely creepy collection of Hodgson's horror-at-sea tales; I enjoyed it very much. The main plot of each story is similar - the protagonists find a derelict ship and have to cope with some incredible horror or other - but each story spins out differently, varying motivations, type and severity of the threats, and degree of nastiness; some stories are primarily mental/emotional terror, rather like something by Poe, and others are closer to Lovecraft.

[Side note: Hodgson didn't write exclusively about monsters at sea. He also did a series of tales about "Carnacki, the Ghost Finder," an occult detective (a nicer term for "ghost-buster") who would be called in to handle malevolent spirits of one sort or another. One of those stories, "The Whistling Room," is among my top 20 or so horror tales - worth looking up if you enjoy frightening yourself...] 




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