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eBook A Book of Horrors ePub

by Stephen Jones

  • ISBN: 1250018528
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Stephen Jones
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Pages: 448
  • ePub book: 1916 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1534 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 341

Description

Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). As with any Stephen Jones anthology there were a handful of standout stories.

A Book of Horrors book. Antologia di 14 racconti horror a cura di Stephen Jones (titolo. Antologia di 14 racconti horror a cura di Stephen Jones (titolo originale: 'A Books of Horrors', 2011), opera finalista al World Fantasy Award e al British Fantasy Award, tradotta in Italiano per la prima volta.

Whatever Happened to Horror? Stephen Jones. With A Book of Horrors we hope that we have lived up to that title and all that it implies. As anybody who has ever read any of my other books knows, my own definition of what makes a superior horror story is pretty inclusive. The Little Green God of Agony. Obviously not every tale is going to appeal to every reader, but what I have attempted to do is bring you a wide range of original stories, by some of the finest writers working in the field today, that explore the many monstrous facets of the genre that we like to call ‘horror’.

A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across .

A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world. Connect with the author. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely.

An original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the dark side. Including stories by Ramsey Campbell, Peter Crowther, Dennis Etchison, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stephen King, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Richard Christian Matheson, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith and Lisa Tuttle.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction. Stephen Jones is one of Britain’s most acclaimed horror anthologists, and winner of numerous World Fantasy Awards, Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards, and International Horror Guild Awards. His other collections include The Mammoth Book of Vampires. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12. Stephen Jones.

Don't turn out the lights. but open the cover, if you dare, and reveal the chilling delights that await you within the pages of A Book of Horrors.

The two volumes overlapped with a number of authors but by just three stories, from Glen Hirshberg, Adam L. G. Nevill, and China Miéville, Emma Bircham and Max Schäfer. Dark Corners was the first collection from scriptwriter Stephen Volk (TV’s Ghostwatch and Afterlife). Midnight Library/Eibon Books’ Book of Legion by Victor Heck (David Nordhaus) was a print-on-demand novel about the eponymous body-hopping demon’s attempts to create a Hell on Earth.

Автор: Jones Stephen, Jones Gary Название: A Book of Horrors Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS .

Автор: Jones Stephen, Jones Gary Название: A Book of Horrors Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Классификация: ISBN: 1250018528 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781250018526 ISBN: 1-250-01852-8 ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-250-01852-6 Обложка/Формат: Paperback Вес: . 94 кг. Дата издания: 1. 9. 2012 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the worlds best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist.

A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the world's best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist

Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics' Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers including:

- Ramsey Campbell- Peter Crowther- Dennis Etchison- Elizabeth Hand- Brian Hodge- Caitlin R. Kiernan- Stephen King- John Ajvide Lindqvist- Richard Christian Matheson- Reggie Oliver- Robert Shearman- Angela Slatter- Michael Marshall Smith- Lisa Tuttle

A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world.

Comments

Zorve Zorve
Awesome if you're really into these types of stories!!! I love this book. I have a good collection of different author's... From Stephen king to Richard Laymon to Dean Knootz to many other horror author's. It's my kind of book. I love to read with all the lights off except the one by me to read and have a little some what scare lurking around the corner... Lol... It's an awesome feeling. ????????
Kaim Kaim
Each of the stories showed promise in its own way. Especially the final story really resonated with me. I just like longer stories where there is time to flesh out characters and past lives.. history and all the religious, emotional and spiritual drivers that make up a character and give us insight into why he/she does what they do.

In these short stories, they are fun, they are fast... but there isn't much substance.

They are well written, cause some thought... and they are over. Its the "one-night-stand" type of book. Its not that it isn't fun, or even sometimes a little scary. Its just not as satisfying as a full fledged long-term relationship... but then again. Most of us have a few "skeletons" in the closet that don't have to have a huge complex story around... they just happened.

Worth a read.
fightnight fightnight
Considering what passes for horror in today’s mainstream publishing world, A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones was a pretty good collection of horror, supernatural, and dark fantasy stories. As with any Stephen Jones anthology there were a handful of standout stories. My favorites were ‘Roots and All’ by Brian Hodge, ‘The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murder’ by John Ajvide Lindqvist, ‘A Child’s Problem’ by Reggie Oliver & ‘Charcloth, Firesteel & Flint’ by Caitlin Kiernan. There were also very good stories from Peter Crowther, Angel Slatter, and Lisa Tuttle. Also typical of any Jones anthology are a few clunkers. ‘Tell Me I’ll See You Again’ by Dennis Etchison, ‘Last Words’ by Richard C. Matheson and ‘Alice Through the Plastic Sheet’ by Robert Shearman did nothing for me. The rest of the stories provided a few hours of fun, if unmemorable, entertainment.
Todal Todal
In the prelude the editor suggests that the genre has evolved perhaps de-volved and that old fashioned horror with monsters has gone by the wayside. This book was his effort at bringing back the roots of horror. Unfortunately, many of the selected works chosen seem to reflect more the psychological thrillers that the genre has come to be represented by. I was hoping for a good work to get me into the upcoming Halloween season, and I'm still looking.
Gtonydne Gtonydne
I enjoyed this collection. Very good reads- all of them, I thought. I don't understand the reviews that said it was not scary or was boring. But I did not spend the price some of the other reviewers did so maybe? I thought the stories were very scary. Not gory! Which is fine by me. I do not like horror that is Texas Chainsaw stuff. I like the kind of horror that leaves you thinking...makes you wonder....haves you guessing just a bit-'what if'.
romrom romrom
You'll like some of the stories, but most are bleh. As usual, they'll lure you in with an excellent Stephen King story (most of which you can read in the free preview, but not -quite- all of it, of course), and lumped in with that are some attempts that quite frankly feel like something knocked out over a weekend for beer money. But let the person among you who's never slacked off at work cast the first stone.
Xava Xava
Love the mix of stories and sub-genre's. It is an excellent way to find authors I would never had paid money for, in a convenient digital package. Thanks to Stephen Jones for putting it together.

I did knock one star off though, there were a few stories that were odd but in no way scary. Some were more Outer Limits or Twilight Zone.
Most of the stories are good and just like any anthology there are a few I didn't like as much. Think it was a good anthology anyways and some of the stories were outside of the norm. Would say my favorites were, The Little Green God of Agony, Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint, The Coffin-Maker's Daughter, Roots and All and The Man in the Ditch.