Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Terrifying Tuesdays: M. R. James' "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook"

From The Moon Lens

Since February is Library Lovers Month I thought I would feature something literary for Terrifying Tuesday.  And what better feature than an M. R. James story about a demonic book?  "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook" recounts the tale of an English scholar called Dennistoun who travels to a small town in the Pyrenees to visit the local church.  While there Dennistoun is invited by the sacristan of the church to view an old manuscript in his possession.  One look at the volume convinces the Englishman that this is a rare treasure, but he has no idea just how frighteningly unique it really is!  You can read this terrifying tale here, or listen to an audio version.  Just be aware that this story may make you think twice the next time you decide to indulge in a good book!

From Epilogue to Prologue

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