The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder

21 Dec

Originally published in 1913, this edition by Wordsworth was published in 2006 with an introduction by David Stuart Davies.

“The Casebook of Carnaki the Ghost Finder” comprises stories written by W. H. Hodgson and originally published in magazines including the Idler, where at least one story came with a warning to readers!

This edition comprises nine stories of greater and lesser appeal. Several, including ‘The Gateway of the Monster’ and ‘The Horse of the Invisible’ are downright terrifying.

The longest story in the book is ‘The Hog’. It is also quite possibly the weirdest story I have ever read. It possibly also holds the record for the most time the words ‘grunting’ and ‘squealing’ have been used in a single story.

If you haven’t ventured into the world of Carnack the Ghost Finder, I highly recommend doing so. The stories are most definitely worth a read.

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