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It is the Wendigo.

Productos Reacondicionados Precios bajos en productos revisados por Amazon. The force has no regard, acknowledgement or care as it pursues its blackwoof schemes. Nature fascinates as much as it terrifies. View all 9 comments. So, unlike vampires and werewolves, the Wendigo was new to us. The Wendigo is presented in a first person perspective.

The Wendigo

wendigl Algernon Blackwood was completely unknown to me until now. It was so incongruous, so pitifully incongruous—and so vain! I guarantee you will never feel the same about camping outside, once you have read this story. The reason is, there is a force that lurks in the wild. Lovecraft and his unique vision of horror. Approximate description, even, seems to have been difficult, for it was unlike any smell he knew.

I haven’t read this author before but this would be a great story to read algeenon the campfire. Dec 24, Althea Ann rated it liked it. It does indeed evoke “savage and formidable potencies lurking behind the souls of men, not evil perhaps in themselves, yet instinctively hostile to humanity as it exists Aug 22, J. This concerns Simpson some bit, as he does not see, hear or smell the strange sensations Defago seems to be experiencing.


Feasting on flesh, a Wendigo would give off an odor of decay and corruption. I’m glad I did. Blackwood apparently knows how to expose his protagonists to varying degrees of concrete fear and diffuse anxiety that somehow transfer to the reader, in my case even overcome the language barrier that normally protects me from such things.

I must admit that he levels condescension against Scotsmen as well. The thought was not exactly the sort he welcomed. Algernon Blackwood’s classic blaackwood, The Wendigo. But there are so many other authors who inspired Lovecraft, or who later were inspired by Lovecraft, that I had failed to take the time to read.

The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

The author’s language is full of sensory impressions that you get in a dark forest. Okay, it makes me shudder just writing that. Cathcart and his nephew Simpson go hunting for moose in the Canadian wilderness, accompanied by two Canadian guides and a native American cook.

Before buckets of bloods there were vintage horror stories about men lost in the woods, facing their fears and sometimes crossing boundaries of the unexplainable – this being one such tale. Books by Algernon Blackwood.

The same blackwopd gets repeated several times over, which is what reminded me of a campfire tale–that there is a sort of repetitive motif that ties the thing together. Unfortunately, it does contain a few racial slurs and depictions which, while they may serve to A hunting party that ventures into forbidden territory has a run-in with a creature out of legend.


One of the best horror stories ever written. Lists with This Book. Living in the northern woods of the Great Empire of Montana, the legend of the Wendigo is pretty well-known, and often told on Indian reservations and dude ranches to scare the “outlanders.

The Blacwood lurks out there. On the surface this classic horror story by Algernon Blackwood revisits the sort of set-up that worked so well in The Willows. Seems this tale was inspired by author’ I really enjoy wendigo stories, so eel was only a matter of time till finally I read this classic.

These are the most powerful scenes as he contemplates the wild space about blackwoood and Defago starts to be broken down by his own superstitious knowledge. Blackwood characterises Simpson as being a ‘student of divinity’ counterpointing Cathcart’s rationalistic adherence to science and the bulwarks of civilisation. This is a classic and influential story which can be easily read in one sitting, and since it’s in public domain it’s also available as a legal, free download from many sources.