December 19, 2014 by Laird
Robert Aickman is the kind of writer who makes one better for having read him. Cold Hand in Mine is a great collection, and particularly a great collection of the so-called weird tale. It’s my favorite, but the man will prove unerringly brilliant whatever book of his you happen to come across. An elusive, yet palpable connection persists between Aickman’s strange stories, and joins his collections together until they coexist and cooperate like discrete elements of a nervous system.
Thanks to David Davis at Weird Fiction Review for affording me the opportunity to explore one of Robert Aickman’s most famous tales, The Hospice.