Demons by Daylight (Star Horror)

Demons by Daylight Star Horror Potential Severn Valley The End of a Summer s Day At First Sight The Franklyn Paragraphs Severn Valley The Interloper The Sentinels The Guy The Old Horns The Lo

  • Title: Demons by Daylight (Star Horror)
  • Author: Ramsey Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780352300645
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Potential Severn Valley 1973 The End of a Summer s Day 1973 At First Sight 1973 The Franklyn Paragraphs Severn Valley 1973 The Interloper 1973 The Sentinels 1973 The Guy 1973 The Old Horns 1973 The Lost 1973 The Stocking 1968 The Second Staircase 1973 Concussion 1973 The Enchanted Fruit 1973 Made in Goa Potential Severn Valley 1973 The End of a Summer s Day 1973 At First Sight 1973 The Franklyn Paragraphs Severn Valley 1973 The Interloper 1973 The Sentinels 1973 The Guy 1973 The Old Horns 1973 The Lost 1973 The Stocking 1968 The Second Staircase 1973 Concussion 1973 The Enchanted Fruit 1973 Made in Goatswood Severn Valley 1973

    • Demons by Daylight (Star Horror) - Ramsey Campbell
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      Published :2019-04-13T18:01:34+00:00

    About "Ramsey Campbell"

    1. Ramsey Campbell

      Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of 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 equal of Lovecraft or Blackwood.

    271 thoughts on “Demons by Daylight (Star Horror)”

    1. My first introduction to the work of Ramsey Campbell was, I have to say, quite 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 more oblique and scary in more subtle ways. They seem to get more cryptic as the collection progresses. The number of stories I feel I fully got my head around were definitely in the minority.On top of that is his sparce, j [...]


    2. Probably the single best example of Ramsey Campbell's airtight prose style. Of anyone in horror, I think Campbell's style is my favorite, or at least the closest approximation of what I believe "good" writing is: concision, an eye for fine detail, telescoping focus, and a strong sense of rhythm. There's always a nice balance of hallucinatory passages, internalization, and narrative that keeps things moving forward and weird all at the same time. That being said, this isn't a perfect collection. [...]


    3. 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, and rarely did I find a story here I didn't like.Campbell got away from the Lovecraftian influence in this book, and really wrote some insidious, menacing stories which are subtle and get under the skin."Potential" is a very weird story, the end didn't make complete sense to me however."The End of a Summer's Day" didn't exactly scare me the first time I read it, [...]


    4. I enjoyed most of these stories immensely, and Campbell writes with a bravura, oblique style which at best engenders a cloying,unsavory atmosphere; but sometimes I did find myself a little alienated by his idiosyncratic style of prose. (no fault of Campbell's artistry, just personal taste)My 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, [...]


    5. 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 more subtle kind of horror. Even as fond as I am of 'a vague sense of unease' I did find this collection slightly too subtle. It's undeniable that Campbell is very adept at creating atmosphere and that's what carries this collection through. There's a lot of beautifully written and surprising d [...]


    6. This book did not click for me. I don’t know if it was a time and location barrier (written by an Englishman in the early 70’s being read by a Canadian in 2017) or if the writing was just plain awkward, I’m not sure…but I’m leaning towards the latter. There’s something about Ramsey Campbell’s sentence structure and use of words that is almost confusing. I found myself having to go back and re-read whole paragraphs in an attempt to decipher what the hell he was trying to say. It was [...]


    7. Gonna be straight here - I was pretty disappointed in this book. I've read "The Grin of the Dark" by Campbell, which was very very good, and I've read a couple short stories by him that were quite solid as well. At least half the stories in this volume were borderline incoherent. Finished them and couldn't tell you what happened, let alone what the "point" of the story was. I certainly couldn't remember them the next day. The final three: "Concussion", "Enchanted Fruit", and "Made in Goatswood" [...]


    8. I believe Ramsey Campbell is something of an acquired taste. He is touted as one of the greats of British horror, but his work has just never really clicked with me. A number of his stories are quite good, including a few in this collection, but the majority haven't appealed to me. I find that too many of the stories are confusing and hard to follow, but not as clear as much of the rest of the weird genre. That being said, Demons by Daylight is still a decent collection. If nothing else, it's de [...]


    9. Mostly DisappointedThese short stories were very difficult to read. They jumped around a lot and most of the dialogue and narration gave me the impression that they were rushed.Also the stories continue to keep you confused all the way to the so called endings.If you like reading a bunch of ramblings​ stories that​ will never give you closure then this is for you.I personally wished i never read it.


    10. Great short story collection by a writer who shed his Lovecraft influence and discovered his own unique voice. Budding writers take note, this is how you develop, and once you find your voice take it as far as you can.


    11. Strange but goodI have read Ramsay Campbell before and although this is not an out and out scare you book. It has you the reader thinking about the darkness in your mind and things that go bump in the night.


    12. 5 StarsI’m impressed with Ramsey’s writing style. It’s a style I have yet to see from anyone in the horror community. I’m looking forward to reading more by Ramsey.


    13. Complicated relationships between characters, something weird hovering at the edges. M. R. James meets Raymond Carver.


    14. This is the book where Ramsey Campbell found his voice. With this collection we see him shed the Lovecraftian skin he learned his craft in, while at the same time retaining the aura of what makes Lovecraft's writing so distinct. Campbell has such a unique way of writing, a style that creates a sense of dread in the reader literally out of nothing (much like Thomas Ligotti, though their styles are technically quite different.) The stories in this book date from the early 70's and the mid-60's if [...]


    15. A bit of a mixed bag of short stories. Some of this is vaguely Lovecraftian, some is mere supernatural spookiness and some involves murderous secrets. While Campbell's stories are always unsettling, I sometimes finish a story and feel like I don't really know what took place, or that maybe I missed something. I do not feel that way often, but it is a feeling I get with Campbell about half the time -- and more so with this collection.


    16. Some of these stories I found really hard to try and work out like: The Guy, The Interloper, and The Second Staircase. The writing and realism are spot on, but I wonder if I should have read some of Campbell's influences before reading him. Honestly, the closest thing I've read to this is Joyce's Dubliners.


    17. A few of the stories in this collection I thought were superb but the others fell a bit flat for me. For some reason, I don't get on with Campbell's work as well as I know I should. Somehow I'm missing something. I have another collection of his waiting to be read: perhaps that one will help my click with him.


    18. A lot of his stuff is to me incomprehensibled I mean on a sentence-by-sentence level too. Filled with murky muck like "water faceted yet featureless as time" and "a memorial to chaos." "Made In Goatswood" was the only story I even came close to getting--and the only one that seemed to have any change in it at the end.


    19. Stephen King recommended author and book. Noted as "important to the genre we have been discussing" from Danse Macabre, published in 1981. Author discussed in chapter 9.


    20. Beyond-excellent short stories by Ramsey Campbell. So disturbing I can hardly describe these to you. Just read them.


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