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!Download ♱ The Events at Poroth Farm ♜ The Events at Poroth Farm is a horror novella written by T.E.D Klein, in which Jeremy, a college lecturer, takes a summer vacation in Gilead, New Jersey, to prepare for a course on Gothic literature he ll be teaching in the upcoming semester He rents an outbuilding from Mennonite couple Sarr and Deborah Poroth, and at first his holiday is happy and productive, but then odd things begin to happen
I saw a fair amount of enthusiasm about this but now that I ve read it I m not sure what the fuss is about It stands in precisely the midpoint between early and contemporary cosmic horror, as much proto Langan as post Lovecraft It anticipates modern preoccupations with metafiction through characters who are scholars and authors but doesn t seem to do anything with it at all The narrative voice is accessible and less offensive than Lovecraft but not as interesting The story builds through the constant repetition of a few simple elements bugs and insecticide, cats, and interpersonal relationships closer to mild awkwardness than drama I like the way he s trying to incorporate insects and nature into the cosmic horror fabric here but the execution was dull and repetitive despite having a lot of clear opportunities to insert powerful imagery Plus, it takes a long time to build up and doesn t really go anywhere at the end There is nothing wrong with this story but I feel like I ve read 20 versions of it and there was nothing remarkable about this one. I ve been wanting to read this one for a while I finally found it an anthology thanks to my Goodreads friend And even better, it was on sale Wow, was this story worth the wait Creepy, dreadful, ominous I love cats, but man, was that one creepy cat Perfect horror story to read as we transition from summer to fall. If you don t know what the elder words and hand signs will do, don t do them Who knows what you will unleash. Masterfully creepy horror yarn from a writer who makes up for a lack of consistency in releases with a resolute consistency in quality. Four stars instead of five because of the unnecessary misogynistic comments and undertones that had absolutely nothing to do with the story It was really off putting.Otherwise, it was flawless I just read Mountains of Madness, which was totally dull and lacked any plot or character development at all it was literally a platform for Lovecraft to showcase his world building.Klein does Lovecraftian horror better than Lovecraft himself The Events At Poroth Farm left me with a sense of creeping unease, and isn t that what any self respecting piece of horror aims to do T.E.D Klein wrote The Events At Poroth Farm in the early seventies, and it has travelled well since then, becoming part of American Fantastic Tales Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940 s to Now Library of America , a two volume set of the best dark tales, edited by Peter Straub Straub s anthology is a terrific collection of dark tales, hitting each century, from the earliest to the present I read one a night A bit after the publication of The Events At Poroth Farm, Klein decided to expand the novella Over a five year period, he succeeded in lengthening and strengthening the creepy story about a farm in New Jersey that still did things the old way, what is considered the best and only way, maybe a righteous way, and the infidel college student who rents an outbuilding over one hot summer and faces pure evil The novella turned into the long novel titled The Ceremonies I wanted to compare the two of them since I just finished reading The Ceremonies for a second time in thirty year s time I would say that 90% of the novella has been changed, and in such wondrous fashion The novella is focused solely on the college student and the farming couple, and the animals they look after No one else makes an appearance And this makes the remarkable creation of so many characters and a back story for The Ceremonies all the amazing, a fantastical leap Klein added a love interest, a flesh and blood villain, an entire supporting farming community, in laws, mothers, teenagers, paranoid players who could react to the heightened drama, all the while keeping the skeletal plot of The Events At Poroth Farm as a guidepost He even changed most of the language, the paragraphs that were memorable, and killer good in the novella, transformed into something similar and equally memorable If you can find a copy of the novella, begin there, but I rather enjoyed beginning with the novel so that the surprise element was still in place and then reading the novella afterwards for a cool comparison I read a few reviews from readers unhappy with the way the novel turned out, and I couldn t disagree to each his or her own though I find differing opinions interesting good debate It s a phenomenal achievement, and both tales have jolts of horror and despair, a wicked turn of phrase here and there, and a lush setting perfect for a summer read. T.E.D Klein siempre ser uno de esos grandes misterios del Terror Partiendo de una gran relaci n con Rod Serling y The Twilight Zone, durante unos pocos a os produjo algunos relatos, novelas cortas y una novela, considerados absolutos cl sicos Y sin embargo, tras alcanzar un nivel tan excelso, pr cticamente dej de escribir y ni se sabe que anda haciendo a d a de hoy The events at Poroth Farm es uno de sus relatos mas celebres y la base que us para su novela The ceremonies Ceremonias macabras, como sali en Espa a Curiosamente, es tambi n de lo poco suyo importante que no hemos tenido publicado en Espa a Lo he leido en ingl s, en un eBook para kindle muy barato llamado The Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories cuyo contenido esta autorizado, al parecer, por el autor.Narra las vivencias de Jeremiah en los 3 meses de retiro que pas en la granja de los Poroth, preparando un curso sobre literatura de terror el relato est repleto de comentarios sobre obras g ticas cl sicas Una comunidad muy cerrada, devotamente religiosa similar a los Amish y donde apenas hay tecnolog a alguna Durante ese tiempo vive pr cticamente aislado, a una distancia considerable del pueblo mas cercano, solo con ese matrimonio.Calor, situaciones extra as, cansancio, gatos, ruidos en la noche conforme pasan los dias todo va adquiriendo un progresivo ambiente malsano Y pronto est claro que algo no va nada bien.Contrariamente a lo que se lee por ah no es esctrictamente un relato de Los mitos de Cthulhu , pero tiene ciertamente tintes Lovecraftianos a nivel de estructura y de implicaciones de la trama Es el mejor tipo de herencia que dej el maestro de Providence disc pulos que entienden sus ideas e intenciones, y no se limitan a hacer simples pastiches y ensaladas de nombres Es un gran relato, que est muy bien escrito Las descripciones de ambientes y sucesos son exhaustivas, y el ritmo de la narraci n sigue muy bien la rutina del protagonista Est a la altura de su condici n de cl sico moderno. One of THE finest and most unsettling short stories ever written. A wondrously scary short story set in almost Stephen King country a rural, forgotten community in upstate New York where a young man goes to rent from a deeply religious Amish like couple one of the outbuildings on their farm for some pure summer reading of his carton of books The very idea seems like what I d love to do and will do, one day get away from the hurly burly of city living with a carton of books and a journal to record observations of his reading list Except that evil arrived one night, when, inspired by one of his reads Arthur Machen s The White People he climbed up a tree and made strange gestures and faces that no one could see Can t say exactly what it was I did, or why It was getting dark fireflies below me and a mist rising off the field I must have looked like a madman s shadow as I made signs to the woods and the moon Hmm, when I take time off to go somewhere isolated just to read read read, I ll be sure not to act out my reading material.