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  • Title: Who Fears The Devil
  • Author: Manly Wade Wellman
  • ISBN: 9780440197768
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback

  • Who Fears The Devil By Manly Wade Wellman There s a traveling man the Carolina mountain folk call Silver John for the silver strings strung on his guitar In his wanderings, John encounters a parade of benighted forest creatures, mountain spirits, and shapeless horrors from the void of history with only his enduring spirit, playful wit, and the magic of his guitar to preserve him Manly Wade Wellman s Silver JohnThere s a traveling man the Carolina mountain folk call Silver John for the silver strings strung on his guitar In his wanderings, John encounters a parade of benighted forest creatures, mountain spirits, and shapeless horrors from the void of history with only his enduring spirit, playful wit, and the magic of his guitar to preserve him Manly Wade Wellman s Silver John is one of the most beloved figures in fantasy, a true American folk hero of the literary age For the first time the Planet Stories edition of Who Fears the Devil collects all of John s adventures published throughout Wellman s life, including two stories about John before he got his silver stringed guitar that have never previously appeared in a Silver John collection Lost, out of print, or buried in expensive hardcover editions, the seminal, unforgettable tales of Who Fears the Devil stand ready for a new generation ready to continue the folk tradition of Silver John
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    Commentaires:

    BillKerwin
    With this innovative and unique cycle of stories, Manly Wade Wellman became the first writer to use the legends and lore of the Appalachians to craft a body of weird tales Wellman already established as a successful author of genre fiction traveled to North Carolina to teach writing at Chapel Hill, and fell in love with the music and culture of the Smokies He bought himself a mountain cabin, and soon began to write stories about John the Balladeer itinerant musician and collector of songs who wa [...]

    Stephen
    10 Mostly Important Facts about Who Fears the Devil 1 Manly Wade Wellman is the greatest wrestler author name I have ever read 2 Who Fears the Devils includes all 30 short stories and vignettes featuring Wellman s most enduring character, Silver John 3 All of the stories take place in the portion of the Appalachian Mountains in or around North Carolina and are set during the late 1950 s though no exact date is ever given 4 Silver John is a traveling singer who carries a guitar with silver string [...]

    Dan Schwent
    Silver John travels the Appalachian mountains, encountering all manner of strangness, with only his silver stringed guitar for a companionI have a confession to make I think 95% of fantasy stories are derivative and unoriginal This collection is neither Who Fears the Devil is the complete collection of Silver John short stories, 30 in number, ranging for three or four paragraphs to fifteen pages Silver John is a wandering balladeer, modeled after a young Johnny Cash, who wanders from one strange [...]

    Dirk Grobbelaar
    The devil s afraid of music.What a magnificent collection What we have here is a curious marriage of folk and fairy tale, interspersed with local American mythology, the occult and religious parable What s Manly Wade Wellman s lively language and colourful descriptions make it hard not to like his writing.On the top rock of them stood something against the choking blackness.It stood up the height of a man, that thing, but you couldn t make sure of its shape Because it was strung and swaddled ov [...]

    Daniel
    Within the a few sentences of the first Silver John story, I knew that I was in good hands The dialog, the brief, yet rich description, the atmosphere created by this prose everything that Wellman puts into these stories is excellent, and collectively his efforts amount to the kind of craft that I have come across only rarely in literature, whether genre or otherwise Even if his other work does not stand alongside the Silver John stories and from all account, it does so I associate Wellman and h [...]

    Chas
    The complete tales of Silver John, by Manly Wade Wellman These are all well crafted, unique and eccentric fantasy horror tales about a wandering traveler named John apparently based on a young Johnny Cash who carries around a silver stringed guitar and stumbles into bizarre encounters with creatures and legends of American Southern folklore Wellman himself was rather unique amongst genre writers, having been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize He also beat out William Faulkner for a Mystery prize muc [...]

    Marvin
    I used to have the entire collection of Manly Wade Wellman s short stories and novels about Silver John, a traveling folk minstrel that knew than his fair share about battling evil magic and monsters It was one of my great moving van tragedy that I lost these in a move from Bullhead City to Blythe That move was in itself a folk tale of heroic proportions, but I digress I do not know why these stories are not better known for Wellman manages to encompass everything memorable about American folk [...]

    X
    I really grew to like Silver John, our hero, over the course of the book It is a collection of short stories that are not really connected, but that occasionally reference earlier events Rather than just being supernatural pulp fiction, they are also a glimpse of Appalachian culture written by someone who held this culture in high esteem There are still plenty of monsters and witchcraft, and I especially liked how music had such a prominent place in all of the stories.

    Aaron
    Not a stinker in the bunch Wellman explores Appalachian myth and mythical reality with real love and honesty There is a thrilling ernestness to these stories that is very endearing even when the plot is a little bit silly.

    Kevin Lucia
    Fabulous Will have to look up of Silver John Wonderful, spiritual renditions of mountain folklore Silver John Odd Thomas as a guitar playing mountain man

    Leothefox
    Silver John doesn t fear the devil, although he never actually meets the guy Manly Wade Wellman s wandering hero stories tackle a lot of same way out horrors that certain Weird Tales authors famously portrayed, but with a distinctive folksy regional flavor and with a character you won t really meet elsewhere John is sometimes an El Kabong, using his guitar as a weapon in a variety of ways, but at other times he takes of a backseat and is witness to strange events and odd cosmic justice Come to [...]

    Jeff
    I read something about Manly Wade Wellman and the Silver John stories and really wanted to check them out They are about a wanderer of the Appalachian South who battles an array of folklore ish evils via songs and his silver strung guitar It sounded right up my alley.Well, I m glad to have read the stories, but I wasn t really blown away They are awfully simple, especially by the standards of the 1960s when most of them were written I ve read lots of fantasy and horror short stories in my day it [...]

    Jeremy
    Manly Wade Wellman should be celebrated as a national treasure for these stories steeped in American folklore Why reread and regurgitate the same European legends over and over when we have such great lore from our own backyard I am not surprised he beat William Faulkner in a short story contest I kept expecting the stories to run out of creative gas, but every time they came to life, even when their destination is basically the same The 197 pages is misleading It would be at least 300 pages in [...]

    Alessandra
    Who Fears the Devil is an excellent collection of uncanny fantasy stories by Manly Wade Wellman, following the adventures of John, a wandering balladeer with a silver stringed guitar, through the folklorish, spirit haunted mountains of Appalachia The stories have an authentic southern voice and are eerie and unforgettable, a sort of Woody Guthrie wanders through sorcerers and hedgewitches with a little bit of H P Lovecraft mixed in.

    Keith Davis
    Collection of stories featuring Silver John who travels the Appalachian Mountains fighting supernatural evil with his silver stringed guitar A prime example of the fantasy genre escaping from its Medieval European straitjacket Also, Who Fears the Devil has got to be one of the greatest titles ever.

    Angela
    Great voice, really captures the spirit of Appalachia The people and their beliefs sound very right, although some of the creatures are his own creations not things that I ve ever encountered in our folklore

    Charles
    Intersting stories, with a very interesting character They are relatively subtle tales, without anything graphic Good but I didn t like them as much as some folks seem to have.

    Leigh Yarbrough
    Makes You Long for the Days of Weird TalesI ve heard of this writer for years, and back in the 90s found a novel about John the Balladeer and liked it well enough But these stories are where he made his reputation Lyrical, folksy, full of folk ways and folklore, they should do before the invention of urban fantasy there was rural fantasy As with any large collection of stories, there will be a repetitiveness if you read them all at once So the best way is to read a few at a time and put it aside [...]

    Nico
    An interesting book of hauntings and folklore in Appalachia It has a musical quality there are music verses in it , and folksy lingo I enjoyed reading something very different from my usual fared also liked the illustrations It s a bit heavy on religion for my taste Unique, recommend for anyone.

    Brian
    Classic collection of horror tales based on Appalachian folklore concerning the wandering minstrel Silver John and his silver stringed guitar I read it on my phone at times when I had a few minutes to kill and found it to be perfect for that Originally published in Weird Tales.

    Riju Ganguly
    This slim volume of 197 pages contains treasures that exceed those offered by many of the recent door stoppers that are being dished us epic proportioned fantasies The name of Manly Wade Wellman, as well as that of his creation John the Balladeer, commonly known as Silver John, needs no introduction to lovers of good stories My review is aimed at praising Paizo books for doing these very story lovers old new a terrific service by offering the Silver John stories in a truly affordable format whi [...]

    H.
    Who Fears the Devil is a wonderful collection of short stories by Wellman about John, known elsewhere but not in the stories as Silver John and John the Balladeer The stories owe much to Appalachian folklore, people, and the place itself, Wellman s setting Wellman nails the voice of the region like only Ron Rash seemingly can He doesn t inexplicably pepper his dialogue with extraneous apostrophes Nor does he condescend or reinvent the region s people to reflect outsider stereotypes The stories a [...]

    Trenton Hayes
    I love this collection of stories The are simple gems short sketches of good and evil, nestled in space in the North Carolina mountains and set in time in the middle decades of the last century They are suffused with folklore and the hoodoo man and the humble Christian protagonist, John, square off again and again.What really makes these stories sing is the voice Wellman has a perfect ear for the dialog of the mountains, and the characters ring true, simplistic caricatures though they may be I c [...]

    Steve Johnson
    Me, Leighton, Carter, and the rest of the crew thought we were being at least somewhat original with the whole American Artifacts line of QAGS supplements, which mix American history, music, and magic Turns out Wellman was doing the same kind of thing in the 50s This book collects all the short stories of Silver John a character possibly based on Johnny Cash , a musician who travels Appalachia fighting witches, haints, and other fearsome critters with his silver strung guitar As I said in my rev [...]

    Deborah Replogle
    The complete tales of Silver John This is a compilation of stories that I read in a variety of scifi magazines while I was growing up It was wonderful to find them now all in one book by Planet Stories These stories are told by a man named John, or Silver John, who wanders the Appalachian Mountains with his silver stringed guitar They are filled with folklore and old folk songs, and are tales of supernatural beings who live in the mountains, and other scary haunts They are not quite like any oth [...]

    Tim
    super awesome Manly Wade Wellman s first collection of stories about John, a wanderer in Appalachia with a silver stringed guitar who sings songs and collects stories and generally manages to save teh day against all manner of supernatural and spooky beings all the stories were great except one goofy jesus story not sure how i managed to not read any Wellman up to this point Going to read the first Silver John novel very soon.

    Colin
    I ve been looking for the works of Manly Wade Wellman for a while now it seems his novels are all out of print, but some of his short stories are available in this neat collection from Paizo Great stuff based on Appalachian folklore, and some of it not too dissimilar to some of the back country folklore of the New England whence I hail Anyway, great reading for fans of Gygax s famous Appendix N .

    Andrew
    Wellman s Appalachian fantasies still hold up, some after than 50 years In John, he has created an American folk hero in the vein of a Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill, but melded him with the weird fantasies of the great pulp writers like Lovecraft or Howard, delivering it all in a distinctively regional voice I can t think of anything quite like these stories and I m sure if I ever find any, they ll just be homages to Wellman.

    Dominick J. Lo Conte
    More than worth itAs far eIther know, Mr Wellman s stories are not available, except for expensive hard bound collector s editions And those are out of print This relatively inexpensive collection of his signature Silver John stories are great entry point to his work A thoroughly enjoyable book.

    Martha
    I m going to finish reading this book another time It has a nice folkloric feel to it, but some of the stories are very short and didn t compel me to keep going To be fair, though, not too much has kept my attention lately.Of what I ve read I d say my favorite was Walk Like a Mountain, which oddly enough wasn t one of the scary ones.

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