Sixteen original tales of terror from Lucy Taylor, Brian Hodge, d.g.k. Goldberg, Michael Kelly, Gerard Houarner, Mark Samuels, and ten other talented storytellers in the latest collection of the continuing horror series.
If you love horror anthologies the way I do, you won't be disappointed in 'Alone On The Darkside'. There's stories of tragedy, of creeping cinematic horrors, post 9-11 scares, dark revenge, decrepit undergrounds, psychotic diaries, and much much more install for you. Here's a quick preview: Table Of Contents: · And Our Turn Too Will One Day Come by Brian Hodge · Belinda's Coming Home! by Eddy C. Bertin · The Cheerleaders, The Geek, And The Lonesome Piney Woods by D.G.K. Goldberg · Sentinels by Mark Samuels · Reel People by Patricia Lee Macomber · Devil's Smile by Glen Hirshberg · Inside The Labyrinth by David Riley · Skins by Gerard Houarner · Desert Places by Matt Cardin · Mugwumps by Hank Schwaeble · Linkage by Lucy Taylor · Shadows In The Sunrise by Mark Dillon · The Old North Road by Paul Finch · Warm, Wet Circles by Michael Kelly · Just Beyond The Middle Of The Journey by Joseph A. Ezzo · Sometimes I Think If I Stand By The Phone It May Ring by Robert N. Lee My favorites would be 'Belinda's Coming Home' by Eddy C. Bertin, the psychotic diary of a deranged young girl. The best revenge is living well, is a quote best used to describe D.G.K. Goldberg's "The Cheerleaders, The Geek, And The Lonesome Piney Woods'. Venture into the depths of abandoned train stations and the creatures that haunt the underground tunnels and crevices in 'Sentinels' by Mark Samuels. Be afraid of the movie theaters, because of Patricia Lee Macomber's 'Reel People'. Be chased by Minotaur like creatures from the tombs in David Riley's 'Inside The Labyrinth'. Peel away the layers of yourself in Gerard Houarner's 'Skins'. Lucy Taylor's addictive 'Linkage' is a bloody, after rehab treat. Although some of the stories seem to be not so much horror as tragedy, there's still enough blood, ghouls, and creatures for you to feast upon. 'Alone On The Darkside' is the fifth installment of the Darkside series, and definitely one not to miss out on. Pelan holds a true talent for gathering the best of the known and unknown authors into the erupting horror field, and packaging them up into satisfyingly crunchy anthologies. Tuck up your feet, curl around the hot cocoa, and cling to it for dear life hoping it doesn't turn to blood as you read this horrific anthology. Enjoy!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 14 years ago
Alone on the Darkside is the 5th in John Pelan's brilliant horror series "Darkside". I look forward to the release of the new volume every year. After reading it, I found that some of the stories had a frightening edge, some were entertaining, a few thoughtful, and some were left half-formed and unresolved. I would say out of the 16 stories, only about 4 make you think "How the heck did this make it in the book- it's not that good." Four stories doesn't seem like a lot until you realize it represents 1/4th of the book. The good news is the rest of the stories make up for this deficit. "Sometimes I Think if I Stand by the Phone" is a chilling apocalyptic tale that makes your skin crawl. "Mugwumps" is my favorite story of the anthology by far. "Devil's Smile" starts slow, but builds into an ending fit for HP Lovecraft. A complete list of the stories are: **And Our Turn Too Will One Day Come by Brian Hodge **Belinda's Coming Home! By Eddy C. Bertin **The Cheerleaders, the Geek, and the Lonesome Piney Woods by d.g.k. Goldberg **Sentinels by Mark Samuels **Reel People by Patricia Lee Macomber ** Devil's Smile by Glen Hirshberg ** Inside the Labyrinth by David Riley ** Skins by Gerard Houarner ** Desert Places by Matt Cardin ** Mugwumps by Hank Schwaeble ** Linkage by Lucy Taylor **Shadows in the Sunrise by Mark Dillon ** The Old North Road by Paul Finch **Warm, Wet Circles by Michael Kelly **Just Beyond the Middle of the Journey by Joseph A Ezzo **Sometimes I Think If I Stand by the Phone by Robert N. Lee All things considered this book is a strong addition to the Darkside line, and well worth the purchase price. Recommended to readers of both horror and dark fiction.
strong collection of horror stories
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
The Darkside series is a reliable source of good horror stories. In this collection, I was particularly impressed by the story "Mugwumps" by Hank Schwaeble. Great Halloween reading.
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