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From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. Self's Punishment. Your cart Close. Go Search. Download Image. Imprint Robinson. The best annual anthology of SF! More books by Gardner Dozois. More terrifying than even The Wurzels!
If you read only one headless monster tale this year, make it this one! Another short story hit from the master of the form! Two old ladies and some children visit a deserted house. Utterly superb, chilling and groovy! An exciting tale of the blood-faced undead attacking a small town. Gory, scary and thoroughly entertaining. A zombie tale with a taste of that good old hitmeister H. Simply fab! Feb 15, Darlene Harris rated it liked it. There are some good stories in here, but there are some down right boring ones too.
I've been reading this series for a few years and will eventually post other reviews as well, but for now, here's my thoughts on this. I guess one of my biggest issues as of late with the Mammoth series has been that the editor, Stephen Jones, seems to be picking stories solely based on people in his little circle than choosing great stories. Maybe it can soon be named The Mammoth book of My Best Friends New Horro There are some good stories in here, but there are some down right boring ones too.
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Review: ‘The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics’ edited by Paul Gravett
Don't call it a best of if you only want your bros in here. As for the stories, yes, there are some good ones, a few amazing ones, but more than half lost me in the first few pages. Being who I am, I kept on reading, hoping to be pulled into the story, but alas, not so much. Lucky me, I have the next three volumes here at home to read.
Hope they're better. Mar 24, Michael Samerdyke rated it really liked it. One of the stronger anthologies in this series.
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The stories explore different horror themes. This book leaves me looking forward to 23 and hoping that the series continues for many years. Sep 14, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , short-stories.
Stephen Jones: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 22 ()
Jones begins with a plus page introduction of Horror in I admit I read some of it, but it was really a laundry list of various facts of horror in all sorts of media. Anyway, I skipped onto the stories. There are 23 in total. Again I only skimmed this section. Finally Jones provides useful addresses of horror organizations, publishers, and websites.
And so he begins to track down this mystery woman. I loved how Marshall Smith made something so mundane as groceries so creepy. It was interesting and amusing that the author put himself and his friends into the story. It was an enjoyable read. Cowdrey A photographer recalls her job documenting Fort Clay and the academic who tells its dark history and he might even be a part of it.
It was an intriguing tale. Meanwhile, he befriends a neighbor where they talk through their windows. This story had a bittersweet ending, but it was a very nice and dark story about friends. This was an interesting read, though predictable.
This turned out to be more than a typical monster story when I read the ending which was a plus. It was a creepy story with an enveloping and creepy atmosphere. So, a husband and wife are on an anniversary trip in Scotland until the car crashes. Lansdale Funny, since I was thinking shortly before I read this if anyone had ever written a Christmas horror story and here it is! A man who lives in a world overrun by zombies tries to survive and celebrate Christmas.
This was an interesting story with a bit of psychological horror. These zombie-type stories are usually fun reads. The author mentions this story came from a dream; an interesting read. I expected more from Campbell. This was the longest story, but my favorite from the anthology; an engaging read about running from the inescapable past, moving to a new place start over, but ultimately finding disappointment. An interesting idea to be explored further, but I was expecting more of a story rather than an essay of speculation. Some of these stories have really stayed with me.
The collection contains stories set across the globe, though it felt uneven in offering very few stories from female horror writers. The best of these was 'Lavender and Lychgates' by Angela Slatter, Some of these stories have really stayed with me.
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The best of these was 'Lavender and Lychgates' by Angela Slatter, which I have read before, but enjoyed again. My favourite story in the collection was 'Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside', for the real-life horror of life in former holiday towns in sharp economic decline. I was a little disappointed with this collection of new horror. There were a couple of stories that were promising, but did not quite deliver. And there were few that did nothing.
Jun 22, Shelley rated it really liked it.
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Lots of interesting and original stories in this collection. A few that were crappy and I skimmed.
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All in all, pretty good stories. This collection of short stories did not impress me. All of the stories in this anthology were at least somewhat entertaining. I do have to admit though, that I wasn't really wowed by any of them. I didn't find anything in this particular edition that stood out or will be remembered for very long. I am a huge horror fan so this book was right up my street. My dad bought me my first Mammoth book when I was about 8 or 9, it was a Mammoth Book of Vampires and I have been hooked on these types of books ever since.
The Mammoth books are great because you get to read all the well known writers shorts stories as well as some new ones you probably wouldn't have come across. There is so much talent out there, these are a great way to showcase it. Nothing beats an Autumn night, the dark nights draw I am a huge horror fan so this book was right up my street.