Genre: short stories, mystery, horror
Dark Entries was the
first solo collection of "strange stories" by British short story
writer, critic, lecturer and novelist, Robert Aickman. First published
in 1964 it contains the classic "Ringing the Changes" and perhaps
Aickman's best femme fatale in "Choice of Weapons." The version of "The
View" is slightly re-written from its first appearance in We are for the
This short story collection took me quite some time to read. As with a lot of short story collections I did like some of the stories, but others weren't really for me. The stories were not as scary as I expected them to be, but they definitely had a mysterious atmosphere. Eventhough I was not always sure what exactly was going on, the stories somehow still intrigued me. They are not the best short stories I've ever read but I am compelled to pick up another of Aickman's short story collections.