Stephen Crane's fascinating story "The Blue Hotel" is seen by many as a study of fear. Crane used the stereotypical 1890's American West as his setting, and the story uses a card game to show how fear feeds upon itself. There are both inner fears and fears existing in reality, and the ways that they interact with each other make for a fascinating tale.More
"The best of Crane's Western stories and one of his handful of fictional masterworks." (Stanley Wertheim,
A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia)
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Interesting story but dissapointing performance
Yes, the reader was too fast at the beginning. It was stressful trying to keep up.
Too fast and a Swedish accent that sounded as if it was out of Monty Python.
- Jim McCrory