Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories for Late at Night

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by Alfred Hitchcock | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0394413466 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/5/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, October 05, 2018
I got this hardcover (missing its dust jacket) from the ongoing charity-sale bin at Hannaford's. It's a marvelous anthology from a variety of excellent authors, with many stories that inspired TV, film, or stage adaptations. Among them:

John Collier's "Evening Primrose," which was made into a 1966 musical play, starring Tony Perkins and with music by Stephen Sondheim (!).

"It's a Good Life," by Jerome Bixby, which inspired one of the classic "Twilight Zone" episodes.

"The Whole Town's Sleeping" is an unexpectedly-grim thriller by Ray Bradbury, in which a town fears a serial killer.

"The Cocoon" by John B. L. Goodwin, a VERY disturbing story that starts with butterfly-collecting and ends with... {shudder}

"The Whistling Room" by William Hope Hodgson features his paranormal detective Carnacki as he tries to exorcise a ghastly evil from an ancient stone chamber.

M. R. James' "The Ash Tree" is a tale of witchcraft and chilling vengeance from beyond the grave.

"The Fly" by George Langelaan inspired a 1958 film (and, much more loosely, a 1986 one), and is in itself a darkly disturbing story of a personal tragedy resulting from science gone wrong.

"The Mugging" by Edward L. Perry is among the most disturbing stories here, as it deals with real-world situations, where a single wrong decision or a moment of hesitation could have the most dire consequences for someone else.

The book also includes the short novel "The Iron Gates" by Margaret Millar, set in Toronto and featuring mysterious events surrounding a family - and a long-unsolved crime.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Released 8 mos ago (10/10/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this to the Anthology Assortment bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2018 Spook-Tacular October release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Tick Tock release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Sunday, December 02, 2018
Received in the Anthology bookbox.
I have decided to pass this book along for someone else to enjoy.

Journal Entry 4 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Monday, December 10, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (12/10/2018 UTC) at Denver, Colorado USA

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Added back to the Anthology bookbox. Please enjoy!

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Journal Entry 5 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, December 21, 2018
Taken out of the Anthology bookbox.

Journal Entry 6 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, December 31, 2018
I enjoyed a few of the stories. I really liked “the people next door.”

Journal Entry 7 by AlterEgoZoe at Little Free Library #7057 in Easton, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (4/11/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library #7057 in Easton, Pennsylvania USA

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When he looked up again Tas had gone. Rising to join the others, he caught sight of something small and abandoned on the floor. "Tas you forgot your pipe." He picked it up and then saw words carved into the wood he had not seen before. Find the music, find the magic.
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find."
"Snowsong" by Nancy Varian Berberick

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