This is a book of short stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described by S.T. Joshi as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories in this book.
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The King in Yellow shines, then dims
The first two stories are a wonder of imagination and great, grotesque, and uncanny, images, upon which the rest of the stories cannot deliver. It ultimately feels incomplete, and only the hope that some resolution having to do with The King keeps you going through the rest of the stories. Someone should pick up after the second story and finish it. Enjoyable, but the latter half of the book is one long anticlimax.
THE KING IN YELLOW, Courts a Reading
Excellent, excellent novel, particularly the opening and closing chapters which, haunting and alliterative to the ordeals of horror, are full of visual and disturbing imagery, filling the mind of the reader with abstract thoughts upon them. The middle is a bit heavy, and a bit disjointed, but should in no way get in the way of the reading of the book. And of Yellow, being the colour of “Horror."