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The narrator introduces one of these fears during his introduction – the fear of not being able to trust your own senses.

But, let’s face it, I’d be almost helpless were I stranded in the wild. An influential novella by one of the most best-known writers of wedigo and horror, set in a place and time Blackwood knew well. It is the Wendigo.

Blackwood, and I am eager to explore more of his singular tales. Gana dinero aendigo nosotros. I have read his biography on Wikipedia.

I bought a couple of his volumes for my collection, and added more to my Kindle. Here in this short piece by Algernon Blackwood, a similar bigotry arises, perhaps even more clearly defined.

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Some blackqood the language required a brief re-read to make sure it was understood, especially when some of the idioms or curses were wendiog phonetically. Blckwood, nel dubbio, leggetevelo in una notte di campeggio. Blackwood puts you right into unchartered and mysterious regions where humans are at a disadvantage against a force beyond their comprehension.

While it is breathtakingly beautiful, it is blakwood than scary. A force that could assume your very form and masquerade as you to your companions–perhaps waiting for its chance to snap them up too. Also, check out the discussion thread filled with spoilers in the Classic Horror Lovers group.


Blackwood constructs in this story a haunting atmosphere just by the description of the Canadian outback and the loneliness of the human being in this relentless environment. Feasting on flesh, a Wendigo would give off an odor of decay and corruption.

Both can be downloaded here: In Cosmic Indifferentialism, the wilderness is substituted for some eldritch horror from beyond the stars, or some unfathomable, sanity-destroying power that is callous and indifferent to mankind; ants are to humans as humans are to this force. I am a huge fan of H. So, unlike vampires and werewolves, the Wendigo was new to us. Usually I like stories that explain the horror in detail but Blackwood seems to wendigoo of the opinion that less is more when it comes to describing the title creature.

The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

He paints a clear picture of the beauty of the wild, and the sinister creature that lurks within. The way nature is depicted only confirms that I could never be a scout. Approximate description, even, seems to have been difficult, for it was unlike any smell he knew.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nov 14, Jay Little rated it it was amazing. The other intangible fear is what I see wendiigo the pre-cursor to Lovecraftian horror.

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Even better this time. Quotes from The Wendigo. When they arrive, warming themselves by the fire, Defago comes shambling out of the darkness. Intrepid fellows or nowadays gals, as well who venture into the wilderness may face a mental crisis in which they lose their reason when faced with the powerful force of the uninhibited, unclaimed isolation of the wild. Definitively a read for your next camping trip in the forest.


Dark forests have always awakened primeval fears in humans and have become a subject in legends, fairy tales and nowadays in horror novels. Is the supernatural really at play, or what is to account for the mysteries that happen? This concerns Simpson some bit, as he does not see, hear or smell the strange sensations Defago seems to be experiencing. View all 10 comments. Seems this tale was inspired by author’s experience of hunting in backwoods Canada.

As they venture north, they come across a massive lake which they decide to cross in search of their quarry.

A pause followed in which neither of them said anything. He also wrote fourteen novels, several children’s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. This height and fiery speed!

The Wendigo

Questa novella sarebbe il non plus ultra. Open Preview See a Problem? Perfect story to read around a campfire on a cold winter night. Return to Book Page.