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Ramsey Campbell
HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (June 20, 1985)
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Incarnate (Panther Books).

Incarnate (Panther Books).

H P. LOVECRAFT, in letters. 27 September 1919, 21 May 1920). 1. WHEN they let her out of the room at last, she’d forgotten what she had to say.

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. Reprinted by arrangement with Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan, Inc. A TOR Book. Published by Tom Doherty Associates, 8-10 West 36 Street, New York, . Cover art by Jill Bauman. H P.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Molly, a young television production assistant, and her lover, Martin, struggle for survival against a monstrous.

An experiment in prophetic dreaming begins to go wrong and is immediately aborted

Molly, a young television production assistant, and her lover, Martin, struggle for survival against a monstrous, diabolical force created by Molly and her fellow participants in a scientific experiment in prophetic dreaming.

There would be no more poverty, no more wars, no more famine or disease or any kind of suffering. d on the hills, rivers glittered on the mountains. She climbed the highest mountain and stood on a rock amid the dazzling snow and ice while mirages of all the cities in the world came riding the clouds for her to see. Each one looked perfect, each one made her feel even happier. She knew she was dreaming: she had to know, to be able to dream everything right.

Incarnate by Ramsey Campbell (Paperback, 1985). Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

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Incarnate by Ramsey Campbell - book cover, description, publication history

Incarnate by Ramsey Campbell - book cover, description, publication history.

All Data Lost Book Store. 1970s and 80s Horror Paperbacks. 50 Scariest Books of All Time: Incarnate, Ramsey Campbell Campbell has a lot of scary books to choose from, but try this one, a psychological nightmare that stomps all over the line between dreams and reality. The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers - or.

Molly, a young television production assistant, and her lover, Martin, struggle for survival against a monstrous, diabolical force created by Molly and her fellow participants in a scientific experiment in prophetic dreaming
  • I don't usually read this sort of thing, and I still can't quite remember why I purchased this book, pigeonholed into the "horror" genre. But here is my experience: The characters are pasteboard cutouts in the worst sense, the philosophy or psychology presented to make it all plausible by the character Dr. Kent is inane and one has a sort of lost in a not-so-funhouse feeling through the reading of the greater part of it. And yet, despite all these literary shortcomings, despite the fact that I was almost certain that I couldn't possibly give this tripe more than two stars through the first 400 pages, the book works. That is, it achieves what I suppose to be its end - inducing a true sense of dread in the reader (or this one).

    The work is indeed creepy in that this sense of dread (clichéd, I know) truly doesn't creep up on one until the last 100 pages, before which one imagines one has been reading ungrammatical rubbish (Someone really must show Campbell when to use who and whom.) But, prospective reader, imagine this seed planted fairly early on in the book (p.135) blossoming - if that's quite the word - in your mind as you plough on - cluelessly, for the most part - through the rest of it:

    "She remembered asking Mummy what death was. It was like going to sleep and not waking up, Mummy had told her, which had sounded reassuring until Susan had realized that if you never woke up you might never be able to stop dreaming."

    I'm sure we've all had the experience of waking suddenly from a nightmare (which is what the book slowly becomes) and reassuring ourselves - as our pulse settles down - that the world remains more or less what it was before we drifted off.

    What if that simply never happened one night?

  • After reading three other books of this author which I liked a lot, this was a disappointment. I must admit that I just didn't get the plot. For example what did Molly do to the policeman which made him confess the murder? And who or what was the always sleeping old women at Joyces' appartment. And so on... After 500 pages I'm still as unknown as after the first 100 pages. I give it two stars because it's nicely written. Some explicit and emotional scenes I liked a lot.

  • Entertaining, well written, and creepy.

  • It must be a compliment to a horror tale when a reviewer (i.e. myself) feels reticence in writing about it. This novel unnerved me tremendously when I read it more than twenty years ago. The monster is, I think, the most terrifying imaginable: a kind of group psychosis, a contagious madness, a demonic personification of Jung's collective unconscious. Campbell's forte has always been the dividing line between dream and reality. Here he explicitly makes that the central theme. In asking "What is real?" he recalls Philip K Dick and you could read this book as a more pessimistic version of the latter's "Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" i.e. it lacks the religiously flavoured sense of solidarity that Dick hints at. Campbell's characters teeter on the verge of a claustrophobic nightmare hellworld from which they may never escape. Of course he doesn't dump this on us all at once. He very skilfully has the "phantom world" gradually intrude on the mundane everyday reality.

    This novel could, I think, be regarded as Campbell's masterpiece - at least in the novel format. And that is a crucial distinction. Personally I think that supernatural horror works best in short forms and Campbell's work is a perfect demonstration of that. He has written many novels of varying quality. For me, the early run from "Doll Who Ate His Mother" through to "Incarnate" represents his "golden age". And I think that he reached a sort of peak with the latter. It isn't his most likeable work. But in many ways I think it IS his most unsettling. But, all in all, it is his short story collections that contain the real gold.

    (And if you're wondering why I've only given this novel four stars, it's because it still kind of freaks me out!)

  • This is my favorite Ramsey Campbell novel. It's about a group of people who were part of an experiment in prophetic dreaming. Eleven years after they were disbanded, disturbing visions start to crop up again. Strange things begin to occur and reality itself seems to be warping around the participants. I love the premise of this book with the whole prophetic dreams experiment aspect and in the hands of a master such as Campbell, what results is a wonderfully fulfilling journey into a bizarre realm where you can never be sure who or what are real and what consequences the experiments brought forth. I remember thinking this one over long after I finished it, and my appreciation for it grew even more as time went on.

  • Being already a fan of Ramsey Campbell, I went into this book with high expectations. It's by no means a recent book of his, but I just now discovered it. Campbell does NOT disappoint. The story centers on five people brought together for an experiment in precognative dreaming. During the course of the experiment, they share a common, horrifying vision. The story then skips ahead eleven years to find all five of the subjects are beginning to dream the future again after years of suppressing their visions. Campbell's style is such that he can make the most fantastical things that happen to his characters seem perfectly common place. I found myself stopping and re-reading passages because I read right through them and then said to myself, "What did he just say?" and realize that something insane happened and Campbell never changed his tone. It can be unsettling sometimes, which is why I like Ramsey Campbell so much. All his books are like that. Incarnate ranks r! ight up there with his brilliant The Parasite and The Doll Who Ate His Mother. A good introduction to Campbell's style and a great story.