New eBook: Dennis Wheatley and the Occult by Craig Cabell

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New eBook: Dennis Wheatley and the Occult by Craig Cabell

Postby Darren » Sat 5 Jul, 2014 23:59:04

Dennis Wheatley and the Occult by Craig Cabell is available to read as an eBook. It was published this year, and is itself a rehash of an essay he previously released in 2001.

It's okay. I didn't learn anything new - it's just a collection of DW quotations from his memoirs, The Devil and All His Works, DW's black magic newspaper articles and brief excerpts from his black magic novels strung together with some narrative by Cabell.

The usual stories about DW spending a weekend with Montague Summers, DW's ghostly experience at boarding school, his success in calling on the devil when playing cards, etc. are all repeated.

If someone discovers this book not knowing these anecdotes then it might prove an interesting read - and DW's non-fiction works are not available as eBooks so I suppose it serves some purpose.
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Postby shanedwyer » Fri 11 Jul, 2014 17:04:40

I enjoyed the free preview anyway- a foreword from Christopher Lee. Who was as insightful and articulate as he always is.

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Postby Darren » Sun 13 Jul, 2014 17:31:00

I forgot about the preview by Chris Lee, there is also an article by Anthony Wheatley - but again both of these are old works that Cabell has pillaged from the 1980s, so presumably unavailable in eBook form before this.
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Postby shanedwyer » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 12:19:14

I downloaded and read the essay on Sunday. Your review is spot on- there's hardly anything new there. And it's all rather clumsily written. If it had cost more than a couple of quid, I'd have considered it a waste of money.

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Postby Jim » Sun 16 Jul, 2017 13:28:21

shanedwyer wrote:I downloaded and read the essay on Sunday. Your review is spot on- there's hardly anything new there. And it's all rather clumsily written. If it had cost more than a couple of quid, I'd have considered it a waste of money.

It has been issued as a paperback now, with illustrations. Somehow I got the impression there was a signed hardcover of this little chapbook, but I cannot find it listed anywhere. I understand this is only for the completist (raising hand), but I'm still intrigued...


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