It's sad to think that there are some people in the world who have never had the, eh . . . pleasure . . . of reading a Ramsey Campbell novel or short story. In all seriousness, he is probably the greatest living practitioner of the modern horror tale. Campbell is prolific, so you should choose wisely when first approaching him. For novels, start with either Nazareth Hill (1997), The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002), The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1975), or the truly harrowing The Face that Must Die (Scream/Press edition, 1983). For short stories, a good place to start is with the splendid Arkham House anthology, Alone with the Horrors (1993).
Here's a link to a pretty good interview with Mr. Campbell on the Suicide Girls web site:
And while you're there, don't forget to check out Quinne, Jenna, Seraphim, Danielle, Adora, or any of the other lovely girls who make life a little more interesting!
Tuesday, July 13, 2004