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Stories in the Dark

Frank L. Packard

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This is a collection of some of Barry Pain's finest horror stories and weird fiction.

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Community Reviews

Barry Pain was a fin de siècle British writer of supernatural and early weird fiction. His short story "The Undying Thing" was praised by H.P. Lovecraft and his novel An Exchange of Souls is widely recognized as a major influence on Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep." This Pain collection consi

'The Undying Thing' and 'The Gray Cat' were decent enough but Pain didn't have the skill or subtlety to make them work. The remaining stories belong to the attenuated, trailing edge of the fin de siècle and are instantly forgettable.

Diary of a God was genius. Kept me with high expectations, but I was mostly disappointed with the other stories. The Bottom of The Gulf was reminiscent of a Monty Python skit.

This rather obscure collection of stories has a couple gems in it, a few decent stories and some clunkers. Published in 1901, this is right at the tail-end of the Victorian era.

The best tale by far is "The Undying Thing" which was praised by Lovecraft himself. It's got a bit of a M. R. Jamesian flav