Voodoo Tales: The Ghost Stories of Henry S Whitehead (Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural) Paperback – 8 Aug 2012
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They are tricky to track down and when you do they are quite expensive (I've been quoted anywhere from £16 to £50 for a copy)
So I was delighted to hear that Wordsworth Publishing house was to release this book which includes the aforementioned "Jumbee" and all for only £2.99. Bargain!
This really is a terrific, handsome book. Just under 700 pages in length and packed with great stories.
And just in time for Halloween!
Come get some.
This collection here gives you the three books that contained his collected short stories, West India Lights, Jumbee, and The Black Beast, as well as a group of stories that were never originally published in these works. All of these tales fall into supernatural, occult or fantastical genres and this is a collection that should please quite a few people. Taking in Voodoo and other incidents the majority of these tales are set in the Caribbean (the US Virgin Islands), although other places do crop up in a few of these tales, and a lot feature a quite popular character invented by Whitehead, Gerald Canevin, who is sometimes accompanied by Dr Pelletier. Regularly in correspondence with H P Lovecraft, Lovecraft was an admirer of Whitehead’s tales, as were others.
What you will notice if you decide to read this book is that Whitehead manages to combine the mundane with the incredible, so for instance a chat over tea can lead on to an incredible tale of magic. This method is ideal for the stories that the author produced thus giving them a more effective and shocking note that instantly hits you. There are a lot of stories here, and I will admit in a couple of places there is some repetition of plot but this is to be expected where so many stories are brought together by one author.Read more ›
One caveat: be prepared to read how things were in the past, i. e. attitudes to race, etc as these were the beliefs at the time of writing. This is the case with a lot of pulp era fiction.
That said, these are wonderful stories that deserve reading. Windows on the past and weird fiction.
A definite must to cure readers sick of more formulaic authors.