M. R. James is one of the finest English language ghostwriters ever published. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced understated terror and sociological horror – reaching to the dark expanse of the unconscious mind.
Volume Two of ‘Tales of the Supernatural’ features the stories: ‘The Ash Tree’, ‘A View from a Hill’, ‘The Tractate Middoth’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’ read by Gareth David-Lloyd, Ian Fairbairn and Phil Reynolds.
M. R. James is “…gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle steps from the midst of prosaic daily life. Dr. James has, it is clear, an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers.” H.P. Lovecraft