The Closed Window by A.C. Benson

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Title: The Closed Window
Author: A.C. Benson
In: The Mammoth Book of Dark Magic (Mike Ashley)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Magic
Dates read: 12th February 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 1903
5th sentence, 74th page: In the evening, after they had dined, Roland had let his fancy rove in talk.

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The closed window is a potent short story that will haunt your subconscious.


I really liked this short story. Although I don’t really know why I did so. There was just something that was powerful and fun about the storyline. Something that drew me in and made it kind of hard to move beyond the storyline.

As much as I loved this story, I’m still not entirely sure what this was truly about. Whilst reading the story I felt like I completely understood what I was reading and what I was loving. But, as soon as I turned that final page… I’m not entirely sure what it was that I enjoyed so much. Which is more than a little confusing.

Although I can’t really say much about the actual storyline and why I loved it so much. There was a dark, haunting quality about this story that I absolutely adored. Something that made you want to curl up under your blanket, stick your nose in the book and just not come up for air for a little while…

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