Sunday, January 25, 2004
I was reading another one of Greene's short stories today 'The end of the party'. It is quite a fascinating and deceptively simple plot about a fear of the dark. The Greene takes it and adds two central characters - twins, who share a mental telepathy. One twin is trying to help the other not to feel afraid, partly I suspect because he can feel the pain too. Add to that you never know what the fear is until the very end. All you know is that they don't want to go to a party organised by Mrs Henne-Falcon(!). Seems to be a lot more innovative than your ordinary psychological horror story. It also has quite an eerie twist in the tail.