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The Wine-Dark Sea
The Wine-Dark Sea | Robert Aickman
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. First published in 1988, The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that build towards disturbing yet enigmatic endings, including the classic story 'Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.' 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best ever . . . His tales literally haunt me; his plots and his turns of phrase run through my head at the most unlikely moments.' Russell Kirk
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Jari-chan
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Thank you once again for this great gift @TheAromaOfBooks

Rober Aickman doesn't call his stories horror, but rather “strange stories“, and I think they're exactly that. I loved the eerie atmosphere and Aickman's ideas. I was also surprised to find stories told from a female point of view.
Some stories were a bit too long and too slow for me. But this book was still a positive read to me, and I am glad I got to know Robert Aickman.

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Jari-chan
The Wine-Dark Sea | Robert Aickman
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Me: I don't remember ordering this book...
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Me: I did not order this book...
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Me: OOOHHHH!!!!

Thank you so much @TheAromaOfBooks for this stunning beauty of a book 😍 I can't wait to read it! ❤

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Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks I love it too! 😍😍😍 5mo
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Aimeesue
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Not exactly an impressive cover, but I suppose it‘s what‘s inside that counts. Aickman called these “strange” stories, and that‘s more accurate than horror or even ghost stories. To be read in a darkened room, of course.

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quirkyreader
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My this book had some twisted stories. But that is the way I like my stories.

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quirkyreader
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This is a great cover. It looks like @MrBook has a painting bombing cat.

MrBook 😸👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7y
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