An amorphous unseen sea-monster occupying a ill-smelling swamp, & a prophecy of doom hanging over the Royalist heir of a nearby castle.
Horror guru Ramsey Campbell edited Uncanny Banquet  of which a goodly half consists of THE HOLE OF THE PIT, Adrian Ross's supernatural horror novel. An otherwise neglected book first published a century ago , it bears all the hallmarks of the sort of thing H.P. Lovecraft rated so highly, but Lovecraft himself doesn't seem to have read it...
Included in Campbell's anthology, this re-discovered novel set during the English Civil War, uses an imitated 17th century voice, & evokes the kind of unwelcome specimen such as crept through William Hope Hodgson's weird fiction...
As his contemporary, Adrian Ross apparently not only knew M.R. James personally, but spins an Jamesian subtlety himself, too...
Uncanny Banquet Hardcover – 12 November 1992
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- Hardcover : 338 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316903116
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316903110
- Publisher : Little, Brown (12 November 1992)
- Language: : English
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