Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: 100 Hair-raising Little Horror Stories ed. Al Sarantonio and Martin Greenberg

Synopsis: As the title states, this is a tidy collection of 100 horror stories, spanning perhaps the last 150 years. Including such classic authors as Washington Irving and Edgar Allen Poe, as well as Charles Dickens, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane, and others less well known outside horror, science fiction or mystery circles. The stories are arranged alphabetically by title.

Review: As with most collections of this size, there are always amazing stories and boring stories, but this collection, over all, was excellent. The editors did a fine job of collecting tales of all sorts - creepy, gory, subtle and chilling.

My favorites: 

The Grab by Richard Laymon: It seemed like such a normal story until the end....

Examination Day by Henry Slesar: Scary because we aren't far from this as a society.....

Making Friends by Gary Raisor: Children are creepy, dark-hearted little vipers.....

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 1-56619-056-8
Date Finished: 10-23-2015
Pages: 496

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