Download Epub Format Þ Suspended In Dusk PDF by ó Simon Dewar

Download Epub Format Þ Suspended In Dusk PDF by ó Simon Dewar I first stumbled upon Suspended In Dusk when I was browsing Facebook one rainy day a few months back I can t recall which one of my friends was raving about it, but her words about it an emotional gut punch piqued my interest An emotional gut punch sounds like something I d like.
So I went online and had a poke around, searching for some reviews to read before I purchased it I didn t get much further As soon as I saw that Jack Ketchum had written an introduction to it I decided to just take the plunge and give it a go.
Best decision I ve ever made.
Suspended In Dusk is, to put it simply, stunning In both its vision, and its execution.
As soon as I started reading it I knew it was going to be good Ketchum s introduction set the t Really good horror anthology The linking thread is that all of the stories are somehow tied into dusk, whether that s when the story is set or that s when the bad things happen.
Some stories of note At Dusk They Come Probably my favorite story in the collection, classic monster horrorA Woman of Disrepute Cool Ghost StoryReasons to Kill Post apocalyptic vampiric horrorNegatives Really creepy haunted carnival taleFit Camp What really happens at those weight loss camps for kids Quarter Turn to Dawn Aquatic zombies A Keeper of Secrets Eerie, just very eerie.
As with most anthologies, some of the stories are hit and miss, but this one hadhits than misses If you enjoy creepy short stories, especially with a supernatural edge, pick this one up.
A good compilation of short stories in the horror vein Nothing sent me reeling, but it s worth reading if you are of a mind The tried and true Ramsey Campbell scores with Digging Deep Alan Baxter s Shadows of the Lonely Dead is another standout, featuring a hospice worker who takes empathy to a whole new level My favorite is Outside In by Brett Rex Bruton The narrator laments the loss of alliteration Noir ish goodness, and the ending is simply fab.
I ve admittedly not read a lot of anthologies Part of the reason for this is the simple fact that any collection of various creative people s works inevitably results in as many possible outcomes of quality I ve read or tried to read a few anthologies before, only to be sorely disappointed by the large number of stories I disliked So it was, then, with some skepticism, that I approached editor Simon Dewar s Suspended In Dusk.
Boy, was I not prepared for what I got.
Not just some, but most of the stories in this collection were good, if not great And a couple of them, to be frank, were downright phenomenal.
After an impressive and impress ed foreward by Jack Ketchum, and an informative and evocative introduction by Mr Dewar, I was a little worried about the fact that the collection opened with Alan Baxter s Shadow This had some very dark stories in it I enjoyed most of them A decent anthology for those who enjoy weird stories about the dark side.
Really solid anthology of horror First time editor Dewar went for a binding theme here theoretically, although if you didn t read about it in a foreword, you might miss it Nevertheless, very good selections from lesser known authors I only knew 3 or so , lots of British, Australian ones Majority of the stories was very good, reminded me of Shock Totem s selections Excellent start and finish, mixed bag in between, with serious leanings toward literary horror and, most impressively, consistently original Very entertaining read Recommended.
DUSK A Time Between Times A Whore Hides Something Monstrous And Finds Something Special A Homeless Man Discovers The Razor Blade Inside The Apple Unlikely Love Is Found In The Strangest Of Places Secrets And Dreams Are Kept Forever Or Was It All Just A Trick Of The Light Suspended In Dusk Brings TogetherStories By Some Of The Finest Minds In Dark Fiction Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, SG Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, JC Michael Introduction By Bram Stoker Award Winner And World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum I was given a copy of this anthology to read and review honestly.
Alan Baxter s Shadows of the Lonely Dead lovely tale of a hospice worker who brings comfort to the suffering and dying yet left me with a most unusual chill to the bone I will definitely watch for this author.
Anna Reith s Taming the Stars two viewpoints, Antoine the unfortunate young man who just happens to end up hanging out with the wrong guy, and Esther the exotic American whore who isdangerous than she appears This one was a little slow but still enjoyable It reminded me a bit of the 1992 movie Innocent Blood where Anne Parillaud plays a vampire who gets mixed up with the mob.
Armand Rosamilia s At Dusk They Come Different Thoughts can be dangerous,so, deadly.
Icy Sedgwick s A Woman of Disrepute Little slow for my tastes but reminds me Review copy provided by the editor in exchange for an honest reviewFall is finally here and it is my favorite season of all I mean, I run a site called The Horror bookshelf, so naturally October and Halloween are my favorite times of the year Lately, I have been reading a lot of dark fiction anthologies, which make for perfect Halloween reading My most recent review was for The New Black, a stellar anthology edited by Richard Thomas and longtime readers already know about my love of the anthologies published by Grey Matter Press I am fairly new to the world of anthologies, but it seems like the format is becoming increasingly popular lately Tons of new anthologies and collections are making their rise in the horror genre and television anthology series like American Horror Story and True Detective are generating a lot of They ve been saying for over forty years that horror s dead I bet they ve they being either blocked horror writers or the reader equivalent of Mary Whitehouse been saying that ever since the genre erupted nearly two centuries ago in the Gothic imagination of a precocious seventeen year old Englishwoman Though to be accurate, horror fiction has existed since anxious humans first learned how to communicate.
I love it when the naysayers are proved wrong Simon Dewar s new anthology, Suspended in Dusk, is a celebration not only of the far reaching range of horror, but of its world wide appeal As an editor Mr Dewar possesses the catholic tastes of the much missed Karl Edward Wagner, who loved Jamesian ghost stories as much as he did vampires, werewolves

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