Cold Hand in Mine
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.
'He had the ability to invest the daylight world with all the terrors of the night, and specialised in subverting notions of safety and sunshine into something sinister and unforgiving.' Christopher Fowler, Independent
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ghr4 - LibraryThing
Cold Hand in Mine is a fine collection of eight of Robert Aickman's utterly unique brand of "strange stories" - so unique as to be difficult to describe. While there are elements of horror and the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
Originally published in 1975, Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickmn is a collection of short stories that highlight his ability at writing “strange” or “weird” fiction. There are eight stories in this ... Read full review