Monday, 8 February 2016

'The Willows' wins!

The just-a-bit-of-fun poll on the stories of Algernon Blackwood ended with a resounding victory for 'The Willows', with 'The Wendigo' lagging in second place. I think the next author should be M.R. James - but which stories to include? Or, more importantly, which ones to leave out? Here is a provisional list - what's missing?

"Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad"
Casting the Runes
Lost Hearts
A Warning to the Curious
The Ash-tree
Count Magnus
Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book

Well, this is annoying. The very simple Blogger poll widget that I used before has now stopped working. I will explore alternatives.


James Everington said...

The Mezotint...

valdemar said...

Okay, I will add 'The Mezzotint'.

Oscar Solis said...

How about An Episode of Cathedral History. That ending packs a fantastic punch.

Would a list of Machen be possible in the future?

valdemar said...

Fair enough! I will indeed do a Machen poll, and am open to suggestions as to which stories should be included. Provisionally I would include:

The Great Pan
The Inmost Light
The (Novel of the) White Powder
The (Novel of the) Black Seal
The White People
The Shining Pyramid

Any more?