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  1. Paul Paul says:

    Known today mainly due to Karl Edward Wagner s over the top praise, mystique of which was further accented by how hard it was to actually track down a copy of the damn thing, Medusa is really a victim of its hype.Regular horror novel it certainly isn t, nor is it mainly a horror novel, nor is it likely to satisfy those interested mainly in the horror weird fiction aspect of it Ecstasy and strange horror from the original subtitle are present only in the last couple of chapters, with overtly Known today mainly due to Karl Edward Wagner s over the top praise, mystique of which was further accented by how hard it was to actually track down a copy of the damn thing, Medusa is really a victim of its hype.Regular horror novel it certainly isn t, nor is it mainly a horror novel, nor is it likely to satisfy those interested mainly in the horror weird fiction aspect of it Ecstasy and strange horror from the original subtitle are present only in the last couple of chapters, with overtly fantastic incidents being present only from around 14th 15th chapter You shall find neither Hodgson even tho finale has some Hodgson like imagery nor Poe s Arthur Gordon Pym even tho fantastic is left for the end of the narrative, its largest part is far from grotesque here.For the longest part, this is picturesque narrative of young man s coming of age and of, for the largest part, idyllic sea journey It is written in quaint yet elegant archaic prose think Hodgson s The Night Land if Hodgson had infinitely better mastery of that 17th century language that I found to be evocative and , at times, beautiful once I got into the rhythm of it, but that most certainly be a stumbling block for a fair number of readers it was so even on its initial release, by all accounts Entire narrative has this slightly dreamlike covering, with odd incidents popping out every now and then they are mostly explained, later on , with certain characters assuming almost archetypal roles in relation to our narrator Even tho, again, there is nothing horrific going on for the most part, knowledge of this inevitable catastrophe gives this feeling of subtle mounting dread to all of it Beneath this, we find spiritual allegory, one that is made perhaps too overt in the 19th chapter what with the invocation of the story of Psyche and Eros and of The Fall, and placing of the following take on the Atlantis legend in that context while this gives definite context and meaning to what follows, it takes away from the horror and mystery of it even if imagery remains memorable and unearthly Likewise, Jungians will certainly have much to mull over here Finale is oft compared to The Call of Cthulhu Well, yeah, we have this giant tentacled thing, and that is where the surface similarities end More apt comparisons, among HPL s fiction, are The Shadow over Innsmouth , Dagon and From Beyond , both in relation to the final vision and to Mr Huxtable s narrative that it gave it some context in the preceding chapter Tho, these are, again, limited comparisons, even if most folks will understand them if they happen to read this novel.In the end, those coming to it due to KEW will likely be sorely disappointed, those who could appreciate its allegorical element likely won t even hear of it nor will they, perhaps, find that element to be as satisfying as it is in the works of some of Visiak s contemporaries, those enjoying narratives of the high seas have a vast amount of better ones to go to For a small number of readers, all of this will perhaps click together in this satisfying way, as it did for me If nothing else, it is hard not to respect the sheer uncompromising uniqueness of this novel and the individuality of its author


  2. Shawn Shawn says:

    This was a strange book, most family enthused over by Karl Edward Wagner as Treasure Island on acid it strikes meas TREASURE ISLAND as written by William Hope Hodgson if he were a Milton scholar.Because the author WAS a scholar of the works of John Milton, and so here seems to have tried to combine the juvenile sea adventure of Stevenson with the religious symbology of Milton, bringing forth something like the weird nautical world of Hodgson in which the varied strange threats from the This was a strange book, most family enthused over by Karl Edward Wagner as Treasure Island on acid it strikes meas TREASURE ISLAND as written by William Hope Hodgson if he were a Milton scholar.Because the author WAS a scholar of the works of John Milton, and so here seems to have tried to combine the juvenile sea adventure of Stevenson with the religious symbology of Milton, bringing forth something like the weird nautical world of Hodgson in which the varied strange threats from the ocean can be seen as exemplars of a seductive Evil.We follow young Will through his turbulent childhood surviving a shipwreck that killed his parents, and the tyrannical rule of his Grandfather who he may have accidentally killed only to be sent off to school, which he flees after possibly fatally injuring a bully until he finds himself on the open road, befriended by a dubious sea faring character, Obadaiah Moon, who offers to pay him to deliver a letter to a Mr John Huxtable Huxtable takes Will under his wing finding the boy very like his missing son, who has been kidnapped by Chinese pirates , they flee a deliberately set fire and the drugging of Huxtable s sailors to hook up with a ship captained by Blythe and first Mate Mr Falconer a dour and melancholy, yet oddly childlike man , in order to return to meet the pirates and relay payment for Huxtable s son After some travel and various misadventures and much spectral sea lore being discussed, and whether it is real or imagined they come across the pirate ship they hoped to rendezvous with, but it proves deserted Marie Celeste like with its treasure still in the hold Soon the characters will have to contend with the only survivor of the ship desertion Mr Vertembrex, who rarely speaks and just threads beads , a legend of The Rock Pillar last remnant of submerged civilization near Ceylon that was sunk for challenging God and Nature with strange rays that effected the senses, sailing under strange skies and into stranger waters, the Black Lagoon Deep One styled Sea Devils, and eventually a dark watery pit wherein dwells a tentacled monstrosity.Now, that sounds pretty exciting, huh Well, it isinteresting, but the book is laid out in such a way that it s a long ramp up to an explosive and to some degree unsatisfying ending There are all kinds of interesting details that make sure it is never dull and the various characters seem to occupy symbolic roles personality types as well the fatherly and thoughtful faithful Huxtable often clashes with the fiery, impulsive and passionate Captain Blaise, who berates the friendly but melancholic Falconer, who chides the superstitious Moon, etc etc although our main character, Will, starts as a singular figure the accidental death of his grandfather, and possible death of the school bully, are followed by an early decision that he will make his life as a highwayman if he must, killing strangers for their wealth but eventually just kind of becomes the identifier who observes all these happenings and presumably is soaking up the moral lessons There s a lot about nautical superstition and how it can lead you astray a sailor kills a dolphin, only to be told that he is now cursed, but that just may be something made up to frighten him , with a marvelous bit where Will thinks he sees a ghost on board, only to realize it is Moon, than HE HIMSELF is mistaken for a ghost by the other sailors.Huxtable, ostensibly our moral lynch pin, frowns upon the shore leave sailors consorting with black prostitutes, and has conflicted feelings about Papists as well, while waxing philosophical about how storm clouds are like the passionate clouds that envelop and obscure men s souls.The Sea Devils Sea Savages , presumed survivors of a lost civilization, and the final monstrous creature are probably the biggest draw here for interested readers at this late date And while they are presented as real in the narrative, they also serve a highly symbolic role moral degradation and the monstrous feminine, respectively which perhaps say , I think, about the author himself than the modern world I did like that Moon had nicknamed his pet Sea Devil Jerry it s just such an odd choice, and made me chuckle All in all this is an uneven and ramshackle, but not uninteresting, text not anything you need to rush out and read but if you dig Nautical horrors and sea adventure stories, it wouldn t hurt Also included was Medusan Madness , a short story about individuals in an asylum, one describing to the other how he ended up there after an encounter with a strange female figure who walked across the open ocean towards his yacht It s a good set up, with an abrupt opaque resolution


  3. Dvdlynch Dvdlynch says:

    It s difficult to classify this as either horror or fantasy Karl Edward Wagner in Horror 100 Best Books described this as Herman Melville having written Treasure Island while tripping on LSD That s a pretty good description of Medusa, but I think it isaccurate to say it s like the bastard literary lovechild of Herman Melville and H.P Lovecraft It begins resembling a fairly mundane adventure on the high seas narrative but as it goes on it develops a rather serious case of the Innsm It s difficult to classify this as either horror or fantasy Karl Edward Wagner in Horror 100 Best Books described this as Herman Melville having written Treasure Island while tripping on LSD That s a pretty good description of Medusa, but I think it isaccurate to say it s like the bastard literary lovechild of Herman Melville and H.P Lovecraft It begins resembling a fairly mundane adventure on the high seas narrative but as it goes on it develops a rather serious case of the Innsmouth look Like the movie Unbreakable the narrative is almost nothing but first act that ends abruptly with all hell quite literally breaking loose I found the end result to be worth the slog the first three quarters of the book requires The narrator chooses an intricate, elevated english to convey his story that reminds me of a nautical dialect of the High Gygaxian or to continue Mr Wagner s drug metaphor it s like Henry James on a cocktail of steroids and crack I think there aresemicolons in Medusa than in all the other works of fiction I have read in my lifetime combined but other readers mileage may vary The experience is most likely not worth the high price the book commands on the secondary market for most people but it has stuck with methan most things that I read.Tip If you happen to come across the centipede press edition of Medusa be sure to read Colin Wilson s Preface AFTER you read the novel as it contains some pretty significant spoilers


  4. Robert Robert says:

    MEDUSA is one of those reads that comes under the heading, Good For You an experience that you just thoroughly don t enjoy when you re in the midst of it It does live up to its subtitle it s just not very scary when reading it in the 21st Century If you come into it expecting a story that will keep you up at night, you re going to be very disappointed.MEDUSA appears to be a coming of age allegory for its narrator, Will Harvell, who starts off the book accidentally killing his grandfather MEDUSA is one of those reads that comes under the heading, Good For You an experience that you just thoroughly don t enjoy when you re in the midst of it It does live up to its subtitle it s just not very scary when reading it in the 21st Century If you come into it expecting a story that will keep you up at night, you re going to be very disappointed.MEDUSA appears to be a coming of age allegory for its narrator, Will Harvell, who starts off the book accidentally killing his grandfather an unpleasant and abusive man , is shipped off to school where he again accidentally causes the death of a tormentor is meant for hanging until someone arranges his escape into the Cold, Hard World whereupon through a series of happenstance adventures, he winds up on a sailing ship with an odd crew and even odder adventures, culminating in an encounter with the title creature.It all sounds farexciting than it reads the first really undeniable paranormal incident doesn t happen until Chapter 15 the start of the last third of the book The tone of the book is sort of lesser Melville with a hint of lesser Dickens fortunately, it s not as thick as MOBY DICK, although the allorgical elements are every bit as turgid.It was worth reading for historical purposes now that s out of the way, there s no reason to ever read it again


  5. Helmut Helmut says:

    Das Grauen aus der TiefeIm nachelisabethanischen England zieht es einen Jungen zur See Durch ungl ckliche Umst nde getrieben, landet er bei einem Ersatzvater, der ihn mit auf seine Suche nach seinem entf hrten Sohn nimmt Auf dieser Seereise in den indischen Ozean wird die Geistesgesundheit aller Mitreisenden auf eine starke Probe gestelltDas erste, was einem bei der Lekt re dieses Romans einf llt, ist die starke hnlichkeit zu Werken H.P Lovecrafts und E.A Poes Der strenge, einfache Stil Das Grauen aus der TiefeIm nachelisabethanischen England zieht es einen Jungen zur See Durch ungl ckliche Umst nde getrieben, landet er bei einem Ersatzvater, der ihn mit auf seine Suche nach seinem entf hrten Sohn nimmt Auf dieser Seereise in den indischen Ozean wird die Geistesgesundheit aller Mitreisenden auf eine starke Probe gestelltDas erste, was einem bei der Lekt re dieses Romans einf llt, ist die starke hnlichkeit zu Werken H.P Lovecrafts und E.A Poes Der strenge, einfache Stil der Erz hlung der Tempowechsel von u erst gem chlich zu Beginn bis zum dramatischen Ende ein v llig realistisches Szenario wird nur durch phantastische Details zum furchterregenden Schrecken schlie lich das Grauen, das sich der Beschreibung entzieht und in den Wahnsinn f hrt.Die deutsche bersetzung bertr gt den etwas gestelzten Tagebuchstil sehr gut Auch die Aufmachung, mit gelungenen Schraffurillustrationen versehen und einem knappen Nachwort ber den Autor, wei zu berzeugen.Ein sehr beeindruckender Roman, f r alle Freunde des gepflegten, stilistischen Horrors ohne Gemetzel und Blut Lovecraft Leser k nnen sowieso unbesehen zugreifen und sich wie zuhause f hlen


  6. Alec Alec says:

    Only about the last tenth of the book is mystery, ecstasy, and strange horror, with the preceding nine tenths being closer to Treasure Island than to William Hope Hodgson The weird vision of the climax is worthwhile, but a little too easily explicable along familiar Platonic Christian lines Read this book if you like Hodgson and or stayed with David Lindsay s Sphinx and The Haunted Woman for the visionary payoff, but don t expect a real lost treasure.


  7. Chris Cangiano Chris Cangiano says:

    Another in the long line of lost horror classics that were perpetually turning up on Best of List but we re too hard to get your hands on to actually read Fortunately Centipede Press put out a lovely new hardcover edition so we can judge for ourselves On the whole I think it s a fine sea tale with enough weirdness as one goes along to carry it to a satisfying strange conclusion Deep One style creatures and a monstrous malevolent tentacled entity make appearances but I wouldn t say it s L Another in the long line of lost horror classics that were perpetually turning up on Best of List but we re too hard to get your hands on to actually read Fortunately Centipede Press put out a lovely new hardcover edition so we can judge for ourselves On the whole I think it s a fine sea tale with enough weirdness as one goes along to carry it to a satisfying strange conclusion Deep One style creatures and a monstrous malevolent tentacled entity make appearances but I wouldn t say it s Lovecraftianakin to some of William Hope Hodgson s work if I had to pick a comparison The Centipede edition also includes Visiak s short story oeuvre for what it s worth but the main event is Medusa


  8. Pardner Pardner says:

    Ein Klasiker der phantastischen Literatur, mir hat s gefallen Liest sich ber weite Strecken wie ein Abenteuerroman, im Mittelpunkt ein heranwachsender Junge auf Seefahrt ins Unbekannte auch Kapit n und Mannschaft wissen offensichtlich nicht so genau, wohin es denn nun gehen soll, nur der Auftraggeber und v terliche Freund des Jungen scheint zu wissen, was genau er eigentlich will, ohne das weiter zu kommunizieren allerdings.Buchtitel und Genre erschlie en sich auf den letzten ca 30 Seiten, Ein Klasiker der phantastischen Literatur, mir hat s gefallen Liest sich ber weite Strecken wie ein Abenteuerroman, im Mittelpunkt ein heranwachsender Junge auf Seefahrt ins Unbekannte auch Kapit n und Mannschaft wissen offensichtlich nicht so genau, wohin es denn nun gehen soll, nur der Auftraggeber und v terliche Freund des Jungen scheint zu wissen, was genau er eigentlich will, ohne das weiter zu kommunizieren allerdings.Buchtitel und Genre erschlie en sich auf den letzten ca 30 Seiten, H hepunkt, Showdown, Lovecraft Day Of The Tentacle Jede Menge Milton Zitate gibt der Autor als ausgewiesener Milton Kenner gratis bei Sch nes Nachwort Dumont s Bibliothek des Phantastischen , deutsche Erst bersetzung dieses Werks aus dem Jahre 1929


  9. Why Why says:

    Fantastic book underappreciated because all the commenters here aren t smart enough to understand the book, or have an agenda in making people reluctant to read it Go get you a copy, it s a classic


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