The Repeater Book of the Occult review

This anthology from Tariq Goddard and Eugene Thacker puts together a number of short horror classics from names such as Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain.

Each story features detailed introductions by Repeater authors such as Leila Taylor, Carl Neville, Rhian E Jones, and Elvia Wilk who all provide a fascinating insight into the stories behind the stories.

While not every short story works there are some stunning pieces of work, such as Algernon Blackwood’s unnerving classic The Willows.

W.W Jacobs’ The Monkey’s Paw is another classic that this reviewer had the pleasure of reading for the first time.

The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe does not quite hold up as a story, with its detailing of animal cruelty quite uncomfortable to read about.

If you are looking a unique anthology of stories that reach into the darker side of horror and occult, this book is definitely for you.

The Repeater Book of the Occult is available now from Repeater Books.

Professional Reader

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