The Wendigo

The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood A good novella but a bit old-dated. Interesting reading nevertheless. My problem with it was the simplicity and lack of... horror element. I am sorry, I know it's a cult story but it didn't appeal to me. Blackwood really is connected with nature and gave it a spooky enviromnent but the characteres and beast are nothing spectacular. I understand the historic interest of this story and influence for other writers, like Lovecraft.

It's an atmospheric read that pitches human instinct & superstition against rationalism. Nature versus Society.

"Oh, oh! My feet of fire! My burning feet of fire! Oh, oh! This height and fiery speed!"