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Paperback The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories: Great Supernatural Tales of the Twentieth Century Book

ISBN: 0786719605

ISBN13: 9780786719600

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories: Great Supernatural Tales of the Twentieth Century

(Book #5 in the The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories Series)

More than twenty-five modern masterpieces to chill the blood -- from Martin Amis, P.G. Wodehouse, John Steinbeck, and Ian Rankin


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Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Really High Quality Collection

This is a really great collection. Some of the best ghost stories you could possibly choose. Anyone giving this book low marks is probably looking for *horror* stories which is a completely different genre.

Great book but do you already own it?

If you own The Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories, this is the same book. But under either title, it's a fabulous book

Ghost story or not, a great collection.

I have to credit my good friend Tom for hooking me onto this one. Incredibly compiled collection of great writing, ghost stories or not. Somerset Maugham, Daphne DuMaurier, Joyce Carol Oates, even John Gielgud before he was a "Sir." Most of them deliver genuine creeps, but the whole collection was SO well selected. I will read more in this series.

Something Completely Different

This is a wonderful collection of unusual and, apparently, hard to find stories. A lot of fun.

Full of Gems

Many of the large ghost story anthologies seem to repeat a lot of familiar stories, but Peter Haining has included in this one many stories I've never read before -- both historical and contemporary. Among my favorites are "The Man from Glasgow" by Somerset Maugham about an olive merchant in Spain, "The House at Treheale" by A.C. Benson about a haunted composer, "The Prescription" by Marjorie Bowen about a doctor's strange night, "Haunted" by Joyce Carol Oates about the misfortune that befalls two young girls, "Video Nasty" by Philip Pullman about an eerie viewing of a snuff film, and "The Richpins" by E.G. Swain about a haunted field. I was also pleased to find Daphne Du Maurier's "The Pool" included here. It's a story I've searched out to read before without much success of finding it, since it was not included in her "Don't Look Now" collection.
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