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Here is the definitive, the reliable, the indispensable volume of horror and the beyond, compiled by three of the field's top contributors and authorities and introduced by the undisputed master of the supernatural, Stephen King. With works by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Silverberg, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoke and dozens more, Great Tales of Horror & Here is the definitive, the reliable, the indispensable volume of horror and the beyond, compiled by three of the field's top contributors and authorities and introduced by the undisputed master of the supernatural, Stephen King. With works by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Silverberg, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoke and dozens more, Great Tales of Horror & the Supernatural is a spellbinding collection of 38 of the best of the genre. Anything can--and will--happen in these tales of both unworldly terror and quiet, everyday heart-stopping horror.


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Here is the definitive, the reliable, the indispensable volume of horror and the beyond, compiled by three of the field's top contributors and authorities and introduced by the undisputed master of the supernatural, Stephen King. With works by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Silverberg, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoke and dozens more, Great Tales of Horror & Here is the definitive, the reliable, the indispensable volume of horror and the beyond, compiled by three of the field's top contributors and authorities and introduced by the undisputed master of the supernatural, Stephen King. With works by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Silverberg, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoke and dozens more, Great Tales of Horror & the Supernatural is a spellbinding collection of 38 of the best of the genre. Anything can--and will--happen in these tales of both unworldly terror and quiet, everyday heart-stopping horror.

30 review for Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cath

    like a lot of other people said: some were good some were really good some were amazing I will be keeping this book like a treasure

  2. 4 out of 5

    Martha

    This is another anthology of spotty quality. They range from "eh..." to good. Sadly, some of the best stories I have read previously in better anthologies. The stories I liked best were: Squire Toby's Will by J. Sheridan LeFanu is one of the author's best efforts. I love the story's message to respect the wishes of the dead. 9/10 The Valley of the Spiders by HG Wells is a creepy little story that would be most effective on readers with an unreasonable fear of spiders, such as myself. 7/10 Pickman's This is another anthology of spotty quality. They range from "eh..." to good. Sadly, some of the best stories I have read previously in better anthologies. The stories I liked best were: Squire Toby's Will by J. Sheridan LeFanu is one of the author's best efforts. I love the story's message to respect the wishes of the dead. 9/10 The Valley of the Spiders by HG Wells is a creepy little story that would be most effective on readers with an unreasonable fear of spiders, such as myself. 7/10 Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft is a story I probably don't need to go into too much. It's one of HPL's classics. 8/10 Bianca's Hands by Theodore Sturgeon is an absolute classic of weird horror. Very odd, and the description of the hands is effectively chilling. 9/10 The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber is a tale of an unconventional vampire. Quite original. 8/10 Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner is a nice little tale of ancient mystery and madness. I'm a sucker for that. 9/10 Sardonicus by Ray Russell is a classic pulpy tale of horror, also made into a movie I liked. 8/10 The Roaches by Thomas M. Disch is a nice little story of human spite made weirder by bugs. 7/10 The Doll by Joyce Carol Oates is one of those stories that gets creepier and sadder every time you read it. It's almost perfect. 10/10 The Crate by Stephen King is one I was surprised to like. I think I saw it filmed years ago in a movie, but the story is better. I love the ending. 7/10 Okay, so that's 10 stories I really liked, 5 of which I've read before. I don't think anyone on goodreads has listed all the stories you get in this collection, so I'm going to go ahead and do that. In closing, I'd say this one is not too highly recommended. It may have suffered from having too many editors, and having to accommodate everyone's opinion and taste. That may have also affected the lack of "flow" to the stories. If you would like a good one, my favorite collections are put together by Marvin Kaye. Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Squire Toby's Will by J. Sheridan LeFanu The Squaw by Bram Stoker The Jolly Corner by Henry James Man Overboard! by Winston Churchill The Hand by Theodore Dreiser The Valley of the Spiders by HG Wells The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch The Screaming Laugh by Cornell Woolrich Bianca's Hands by Theodore Sturgeon The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber Come and Go Mad by Fredric Brown The Scarlet King by Evan Hunter Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner Sardonicus by Ray Russell A Teacher's Rewards by Robert Phillips The Roaches by Thomas M. Disch The Jam by Henry Slesar Black Wind by Bill Pronzini The Road to Mictlantecutli by Adobe James Passengers by Robert Silverberg The Explosives Expert by John Lutz Call First by Ramsey Campbell The Fly by Arthur Porges Namesake by Elizabeth Morton Camps by Jack Dann You Know Wille by Theodore R. Cogswell The Mindworm by CM Kornbluth Warm by Robert Sheckley Transfer by Barry N. Malzberg The Doll by Joyce Carol Oates If Damon Comes by Charles L. Grant The Oblong Room by Edward D. Hoch The Party by William F. Nolan The Crate by Stephen King

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brent Soderstrum

    This is a big collection of short stories from horror legends and more recent horror authors. You get Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Truman Capote, Winston Churchill and Stephen King. There are many other authors covered who I hadn't heard of. Some good, some not so good and a few really good ones. Stephen King shows why he is the master with the last story in the book called "The Crate". I loved it. A crate in found under the stairs in an older college building. When it is opened the fun This is a big collection of short stories from horror legends and more recent horror authors. You get Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Truman Capote, Winston Churchill and Stephen King. There are many other authors covered who I hadn't heard of. Some good, some not so good and a few really good ones. Stephen King shows why he is the master with the last story in the book called "The Crate". I loved it. A crate in found under the stairs in an older college building. When it is opened the fun begins. The story has a little twist at the end which I really liked. Good pick up to read because it you don't like one of the stories you are soon done with it and moving on to something different.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Penney

    This is one of the best horror and supernatural books I've read! I highly recommend it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ayar

    Rappaccini's Daughter- a story of an novice that come to the island of a legendary chemist that has been told to have a daughter. When he meets her he finds something strange about her but still intrigued. One night on his interview with her a mistake of trying to grab a single flower changed him. The next day he had gotten flower fresh and when he had brought it to the island they were withered and bugs would die just being next to him. (read the book to find what caused this)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Deveau

  7. 4 out of 5

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    Chris

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  14. 5 out of 5

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    Steve Duffy

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    Kathryn Kania

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    Mitch Duckworth

  22. 5 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

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    Mike

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