The Cruel Painter Prime – Vansonphu.com
This is one of my favourite MacDonald storiesthe characters are lively, the story has a good amount of creepiness, and a random mood shift halfway through that I adore Also, the final paragraph of this story is, in my opinion, one of the finest endings to any story ever Recommended to anyone looking for a short vampire story with a touch of romance And randomness. Probably 2.5 stars It reminded me at first of a story from Phantastes, and I thought perhaps it was the same story from a different angle However, it turnedtoward a Dracula flavoured story, which was disappointing, and confessedly, dropped my rating I think it s worth reading once if you re a MacDonald fan, however. MacDonald has written an engaging, suspenseful short story with interesting character development and description He adeptly infuses the story with a variety of themes beneath the narrative surface. Wow The mood of this one satisfied my need for cozy creepy It was great fun, and also ended up being quite clever There s this artist guy, and he s super angsty and hates everyone So he paints pictures, and all of them are scenes of people being tortured in horrific ways The only person in the world he doesn t despise with a burning passion is his daughter Surprisingly, she s in every painting, too but she s never being tortured in them She ll just be standing off to the side all serene l Wow The mood of this one satisfied my need for cozy creepy It was great fun, and also ended up being quite clever There s this artist guy, and he s super angsty and hates everyone So he paints pictures, and all of them are scenes of people being tortured in horrific ways The only person in the world he doesn t despise with a burning passion is his daughter Surprisingly, she s in every painting, too but she s never being tortured in them She ll just be standing off to the side all serene like oblivious and indifferent to the suffering and carnage going on around her IT S Really friggin weird, ok Then there s Carl Carl s a student and he s got a HUUUUUUUUGGE crush on the artist s daughter.But How will Carl ever make a good impression on this girl who he really really likes AND win the approval of her Dad So Carl decides to NOT tell either of them his feelings Because that would be stupid, and creepy right Instead he gets a job as a kind of apprentice.AND then the creepfest starts MAN we got creepy cadavers, pictures that change after you paint them, and a great deal of vampire action.It was a delightful romp, and towards the end it also ended up being very sweet In a weird, creepy way Great fun I will definitely be revisiting this one in October It is a captivating short story, dark but funny, slightly simple and childish, yet an interesting one. Easy to read, mischievous and fun This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work This story is clever and fun and just as creepy as any ghost story while still managing to be about redemption I ve never read a story in my life that has done that, which makes it an incredibly original story It goes very well in the collection, The Portent and other Stories because therein are found distinct stories with unique whispers of ghosts, vampires, and wherewolves completely reimagined with redemption and the soul in mind. Pretty dark, clever, and sexy for something written by a christian minister I enjoyed it. Short story by George McDonald Basically a young handsome man trying to make his way in the world and woo the painter s daughter As he goes to mix paints for him, the daughter is completely unreadable much to his chagrin she loves me, she loves me not and the father is ready to slyly defend her by scaring the young fellow.But the young fellow is good at improvisation A little bit of Dracula humor Got a few good laughs out of this one and it could have become a real good long tale.