These re the books which fed my burgeoning Stranded With The Snow Leopard appetite for horror in my late teensnd early twenties Almost Antarctic Ecology Vol 2 all the stories in this collection frightened me when I read them first I daresay they would have lesser impact now that my palate has been jadedThe Copper Bowl Contents of the Dead Man s Pocket WSnd Oh Mirror Mirror The Report of Wenamun (Johns Hopkins Near Eastern Studies) are some of the stories which I still remember Worth it for Nigel Knealelone Although I only read Harvest (The December People, a few volumest that time the Pan Books of Horror Stories made big impact on me in my dolescence For Dearest Mary Jane The Daughter of the Manor a short time I loved these gruesome tales with their shocking twist endings Around the same time Ite up most of the Edgar Allan Poe stories A little later I went off horror for Alarmstart East The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941 1945 a while because I was suffering from OCDnd depression Les Flagellants and had too many horrible ideaslready in my head to want to قضية تطبيق الشريعة مساجلات منهجية وفكرية في قلب الثورات العربية addny It would be Happy Divorce a number of years before my taste for horror returnedNow I m starting int the first volume with the intention of reading them The Ultimate Plectrum Banjo Player's Guide Volume 2 allHerere my thoughts on the stories which make up that classic first collection Joan Aiken Jugged HareThis is A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (Penguin Classics) a subtly creepy tale of menace something to whet theppetite for the explicit horrors that come in later storiesAL Barker SubmergedAnother subtle psychological story of lingering uneaseOscar Cook His Beautiful HandsThe Grand Guignol really kicks in with this deliciously vile storyGeorge Fielding Eliot The Copper BowlA simple historical tale L'analphabète: récit autobiographique about fiendish form of torture which has probably been used in reality I first encountered it in the movie Terror Next Generation Crosswords at Orgy Castle 1972 the watching of which islso form of tortureJack Finney Contents of the Dead Man s PocketJack Finney was the uthor of the much filmed novel Invasion of the Body Snatchers This story deals with The Wide-Awake Princess a very different form of terror one to which Im particularly susceptible fear of heights Once sherlock holmes - Ölümün sesi again simple story but one that might well have you hanging onto the Traffick arm of your chairs you read itPeter Fleming The KillA very well written if Jazzalbum a little predictable werewolf story written by Ian Fleming s younger brother Like so many of the stories in these books this would make perfect segment in one of those multi story horror moviesCS Forester The Physiology of FearA tale of sadistic Nazi experiments by the Sueaky The Life and Times Of Lynette Alice Fromme author of the Midshipman Hornblower books You may well guess the ending but its jet black sense of irony is something specialnywayLP Hartley WSLike Stephen King s Misery well the movie Madam President anyway I ve never read the book this is writer s nightmare Commonwealth A Novel and when that writer writess beautifully The Antonakos Marriage as Hartley it is joy to read This one really had me intrigued from the first paragraphHazel Heald The Horror in the MuseumThis Hazel Heald woman must have been Libertinage à Cavendish Square (Tome 2) - Si libre, si conquise (French Edition) a real HP Lovecraft fan I said to myselfs I read this story with its references to Hidden Valley Road ancient Godsnd tentacled creatures including Cthulu Later I discovered that it was ghost written by Lovecraft for Heald It s classic Once gain I would love to see it filmed even if the descriptions Lovecraft gives of his infernal beasties La plaie allow us to conjure up something horrific than even the most imaginative special effects could probably do justiceHester Holland The LibraryAnother very simple story but effectively creepy because of its detailsFielden Hughes The MistakeNot one of my favourites The central idea is good but I thought it could have been presented bit powerfullyNigel Kneale Oh Mirror MirrorThis second person narrative that is one which places you s character within the story who is being Blank addressed by the narrator is one of the most unusualnd disturbing in the book It is Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration a intimate depiction ofn ll too believable evil Nigel Kneale is most famous s the creator of the uatermass television series Mortal Coil And Other Stories and moviesNoel Langley Serenade for BaboonsThis fine story is reminiscent of the old EC Comics stories of horrible people meetingn even horrible fateHamilton McAllister The Lady Who Didn t Waste WordsThis is The Comte De Gabalis: Secrets Of The Elementals (Forgotten Books) a really strange one It doesn t provideny Aria answer to its central mystery but has delicious sense of black comedyChris Massie A Fragment of FactAnother strange one Definitely imaginative but My Masters' Dungeon 3 a mystery with no solutionSeabury uinn The House of HorrorI m pretty jaded when it comes to horror but this one conjures upn idea so hideously depraved that it shocked even meFlavia Richardson Behind the Yellow DoorAnother gruesome classic with 某大学アメフト部体験記 肉奴隷主将1: 〜新主将•肉奴隷任命式 G-men＆SUPER SM-Zゲイ小説文庫 a very memorable final lineMuriel Spark Portobello RoadA well written ghost story told from the point of view of the ghost by Muriel Sparkuthor of The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieBram Stoker The SuawAnother classic story from the Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind; Growing up with ADHD, before ADHD, Volume 1: Home author of Dracula It s not hard to foresee the gruesome climax to this story but that is what gives it its suspensend it is ll presented with black humour ear for dialogue or rather monologue Daddy! as the main character seldom shuts upnd indelibly grueso. Specially selected for Pan here The Film Snob*s Dictionary are 22 terrifying tales of horror by such famousuthors s Peter Fleming CS Forester Bram Stoker Angus Wilson Noel Lang.
Me imagesAnthony Vercoe FliesThe central concept is common one in horror stories but Vercoe makes something unforgettable out of it by conjuring up Don't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the Rules a skin crawling sense of disgustAngus Wilson Raspberry JamOne of the very best stories in the collection The child s view of thedult world the complex The Women’s Courtyard and believable charactersnd the shocking but believable ending make this The Ippos King a mini masterpiece of the macabreAlan Wykes NightmareA fine example of the paranoia story I liked couple of these stories but overall most of them were very dated nd very boringI read short story in between reading books so I ve been reading these off nd on for monthsSadly I disliked than I likedTwo stars only because of the few stories that were ctually ok All reviews can be found The Tarot of Vampyres [With Phantasmagoria] at Growing up I never remember my mother readingnything but one of this endless than 30 vol series So I read them too Good bedtime reading if you like this sort of thing Classic horror stories that seem Witch Ball a bit outdated now Favorites were WS by LP Hartley Behind the Yellow Door by Flavia Richardson The Suaw by Bram Stoker Flies by Anthony Vercoend The Kill by Peter Fleming From 1958 to 1988 The Pan Book of Horror Stories was the What Love Is: And What It Could Be annual British gorefest It started out here the very first of the 30 with most unscary black cat on the cover Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW and with some kind of literaryspirations Within Love, Men and Money a few years it fell nay it swandived into the filthiest of sewers it became caked with disgustnd it revelled in relentless crueltyYay There seem to be hardly ny reviews of this nasty stuff so here I boldly go The favourites from this first rather feeble volume re AL Barker Submerged Young lad had secret solo river swim sessions Woman bursts on to the riverbank during one such pursued by Satellite a man She falls in the rivernd is drowned The man is later The Indians arrested for murder Beautifully writtenOscar Cook His Beautiful Hands A manicurist extracts deliberately protracted revenge on man who wronged her mother Incest rotting fingers nd deformed baby BlockChain One-Stop Guide: From Concept to Execution: BitCoin, Ethereum, RippleNet, R3 Corda, Hyperledger, MultiChain IOTA also loom large Never let it be said that Oscar Cook whoever he was did things by halvesGeorge Fielding Eliot The Copper Bowl Exuisite boy s own tale of torture the hero tied up his sweetheart tied down the evil Chinese intend to extract the vital information from him never never I say I laugh in the fact of death oh but what s this A rat placed on his sweetheart s naked stomachnd uickly covered by the copper bowl nd hot coal placed on the upturned bowl what will the rat driven mad by heat then do Nooo HUMILIATING ALLYSON (A twisted tale of a BDSM gangbang like no other.) anyway the idea turned up later in American Psycho so clearly it must be good oneJack Finney Contents of the Dead Man s Pocket Companion piece to Jack London s To Build L'uomo scatola a Fire one of thell time great short stories This guy lives way up on the 16th floor in NYC partment nd is writing crucial work related document window is opened wind blows document out of the window where it comes to rest on the small ledge which runs under the windows but bout 15 feet way He steps outside to retrieve it nd the nightmare begins Great contrast between inside normal Les millionnaires ne sont pas ceux que vous croyez and outside hell Apparently Stephen King ripped off this idea for one of his storiesNigel Kneale Oh Mirror Mirror Creepometer reading 77Lunaticunt keeps pretty blonde girl relative prisoner Donatello (Masters Of Italian Art Series) and convinces her she s ugly Great study of insanityAnthony Vercoe Flies A starving tramp breaks into vacant Elizabethan house in Holborn nd is transported back in time to the height of the Great Plague He finds rotting corpse nd big blowflies ttack him Oh well you had to be thereAngus Wilson Raspberry Jam Two batty old lesbian Japanese For Busy People Kana Workbook: Kana Workbook (Japanese For Busy People) alcoholics haven inappropriate friendship with Zot The Complete Black and White Collection 1987 1991 a boy This is good oneI guess these horror Tempos Modernos Uma História das Organizações e da Gestão anthologiesre like Segnala un problema a time capsule of the fearsnd obsessions of the Miyuki, Vol. 3 age If so people in 1958 were scared of hulking retired surgeons with Nazi past nd big libraryAnd now on to volume two The First Pan Book of Horror Stories has Seis histórias às avessas a lot tonswer for It was the first horror KA KAHN anthology I ever read some fourteen yearsgo now I guess I was hooked from the start The Line of Beauty and I went backnd re read it straight Alone away It inspired me to seek out the seuelslong with Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru, The Complete Suicide Manual a whole many othernthologies besides so it will Environmental Chemistry always hold special place in my heartLooking back Theological Dictionary of the New Testament at it now I see that it s bit of The Beginning (Scorpio Stinger MC, a varied collectionnd some of the stories Opening Worlds (Worlds, are weak But the ones that stay with youre the ones to look for Contrari - Libro educativo per Bambini dai 2 ai 5 anni: Primo Libro delle parole per imparare gli Opposti (Italian Edition) and on that notelone I give this five star ratingAltogether I found three stories here less than verage Joan Aiken s JUGGED HARE which opens the collection is short The Lady Says No (Bartholomew, and to the point but doesn t really have time to get going I found the characters interesting but the horror less so THE LIBRARY by Hester Holland isn old fashioned housekeeper Mort Cinder arrivest weird house Istologia and finds horror type storynd never engaged with me t ll There re couple of Ley Jack Finney nd LP HartleyStories of the uncanny jostle with tales of the macabre Stories of subtle beastliness like Raspberry Jam; of sickening hor.
Ood ideas here but the finale is very predictable THE MISTAKE by Fielden Hughes is Poe like story Ricerche e protagonisti della psicologia sociale aboutn Victorian House Manual 2nd Edition asylum inmate troubled by frightening dream Il falso testamento Creazione miracoli patto d'allenza l'altra verità dietro la Bibbia and very tamend dated by today s standardsNext Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 (Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka, 1) are the stories thatre fairly entertaining Management e marketing delle destinazioni turistiche territoriali. Metodi, approcci e strumenti although not ones I d want to revisit Peter Fleming s THE KILL is moderately enjoyable mixing family cursesnd werewolves but never lifts Un po' più dolce Viaggio nella mia pasticceria above the norm for the genre I liked the writing style the best C S Forester s THE PHYSIOLOGY OF FEAR is one that explores the horrors of the Nazi death campsnd makes for gruelling reading but the subject matter is such that I couldn t necessarily enjoy reading it L P Hartley s W S conjures up Burmese Days by George Orwell Summary Study Guide a nice sense of foreboding in its story of postcards from sinister enemy La Nebbiosa and is fun little effort OH MIRROR MIRROR is uatermass Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage author Nigel Kneale s contributionbout the horrible life of Royally Yours a young girl worthy because of the great twist ending THE LADY WHO DIDN T WASTE WORDS is by Hamilton Macallister It s shortnd INFP Stress Reduction Guide ambiguousbout Come il veleno Italian Edition a weird train passenger Plenty of unusual stuff going on here Chris Massie s A FRAGMENT OF FACT is the usual spooky house on the moor stuff which has few moments of excellence Il libro della teoria amid the typical ingredients Flavia Richardson s BEHIND THE YELLOW DOOR has predictable plot but some gruelling surgical horror behind it that makes for extremely macabre reading Angus Wilson s RASPBERRY JAM is Starace Luomo che inventò lo stile fascista about couple of grotesue old ladies Feeding Hannibal A Connoisseur's Cookbook and has moment of inconseuential violence that turned my stomach than Unicorn Tracks anything in the rest of the bookFinallyre the stories that really hit home A L Barker s SUBMERGED Sportwetten gewinnen: Geld verdienen mit Sportwetten: Dein Handbuch zum Erfolg a simple storybout The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations with an idyllic recreation spot chilled me to the bone through elouent languagend late term horror Oscar Cook my favourite grotesue Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience author despite the sparsity of his surviving stories only half dozen or so remain delivers HIS BEAUTIFUL HANDS loathsome nd disgusting read which has The Incredible Secrets of Mustard: The Quintessential Guide to the History, Lore, Varieties, and Benefits a great sense of timend place Regimes of Language attached to itGeorge Fielding Eliot s THE COPPER BOWL is historical yarn in which The bride ships: Experiences of immigrants arriving in Western Australia, 1849-1889 a French soldier is subject to new form of torture by Birds of Prey, vol. 2: Sensei Student a Chinese warlord It s pretty sicknd downbeat with it Noel Langley s SERENADE FOR BABOONS sees World in Peril: The Origin , Mission Scientific Findings of the 46th / 72nd Reconnaissance Squadron a British doctor in South Africa caught up in witch docterynd really hits home I love reading Queen of Storms about Africa in fictionnd this one brings the nation s belief in magic The Eye of the Sheep and curses to life Seabury uinn s THE HOUSE OF HORROR is pure pulp outing taken from the pages of WEIRD TALES It s extremely ghastly The Perfect Lie and hard goingnd the Krabat author wrings maximum torment out of the disturbing shenanigans Full ofction The Disorderly Knights (The Lymond Chronicles, and excitement thisMuriel Spark s THE PORTOBELLO ROAD is something else entirely character study dealing with themes of lienation loneliness obsession nd friendship It s no horror story Calvin Johnson at least not by my definition but the grasp of characterisation shown by theuthor makes for The Adventures of Amir Hamza an enthralling read if it is little overlong Anthony Vercoe s FLIES is Textures, Techniques, Special Effects for Watercolor another sickening onebout bluebottles providing visceral shock BDSM Bisexual Menage with MM XXX Step Auction Book 1 after visceral shocknd Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine a good example of charnel house nastiness Alan Wyke s NIGHTMARE which closes the collection isnother psychology outing this time A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing a study of persecution I found it utterly believablend no less frightening than Consuming Grief Compassionate Cannibalism in an ian Society a fictional vampire for exampleThat leaves two twin highlights for me both top notch storiesmong my very favourite from the genre They re Energy Medicine also very different in tone Jack Finney the guy who wrote INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS contributes CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN S POCKET brilliantly conceived Edward Gein America's Most Bizarre Murderer anecdotebout Leo’s Moon a guy walking onn Gladiators Revenge apartment ledge hundreds of feet up in their It s the tensest thing I ve read Terror on Planet Ionus and worked especially well for mes I suffer from vertigo Utterly realistic this had my stomach in knots throughout Stephen King s Vertigo A Novella a big fan of this onend even wrote Build A Cob House a variation on the storylthough it s not on par with thisMy other favourite is the Lovecraftian HORROR IN THE MUSEUM by Hazel Heald with Lovecraft s help Jam packed with hideous nightmare creatures plenty of suspense Isle of Calypso and slithering horror this makes use of Lovecraft s creations inn original thoroughly entertaining way The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future and is one of my favourite Cthulhu stories ofll time A real highlight this One of my early exposures to horror fiction Serpentine and it hooked me This is the first place I found Contents of the Dead Man s pocket by Jack Finneynd I thought it was just the perfect horror storie There s The Wheels on the Ute Go Round and Round a lot of good stuff here though including Fliesnd others I think I had Not for Mothers Only Contemporary Poems on Child Getting and Child Rearing about twenty of the thirty volumes that make up this series I clearly recall being bowled over by tale involving The Hoarder in You a man whose skull had been invaded by spiders I don t know whichnthology that story is in Not this one It doesn t matter because what is in here is fantastic Of the twenty two tales only one hit bum note it being THE HOUSE OF HORROR by Seabury uinn Ror like The Fly or His Beautiful Hands; nd of utter chilling terror like The Horror in the MuseumThe perfect bedside book for those with nerves of ste.
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