There are all sorts of writers of all sorts of nightmares, but M.R. James wrote the best ghost stories. He may well have created the ghost story in its current form. Nobody can do what he did as well as he could
There are some authors one wishes one had never read so that one might have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these
The stories are still marvellous. Atmospherically creepy, disturbing, and wonderfully English in their understated nature and simple statements of supernatural happenings . . . their inherent creepiness is eminently readable
What better time of year to curl up with ghost stories from the father of the genre?
Curious Warnings can fairly lay claim to being the most comprehensive collection of M.R. James' fiction to date
A book to keep forever!
If you like horror/ghost stories then this book is a must
James is clearly the best that's ever been