The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories

by Stephen Jones | Horror |
ISBN: 1510736433 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/27/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 27, 2018
I got this softcover anthology at Barnes and Noble, unable to resist a Halloween-themed anthology - especially with such contributors! (Most of the stories were written within the last decade or so, but a few older ones were included.) Among my favorites:

The atmospheric little vignette "Memories of Día de los Muertos" by Nancy Kilpatrick

"Bone Fire" by Storm Constantine, in which dealings between mortals and supernatural beings may not work out very well

"Before the Parade Passes By" by Marie O'Regan features a Halloween parade in which a child is taken each year - to what fate isn't known - but a desperate mother does her best to find a way to save her child

Ramsey Campbell's "Her Face," another of his sneakily horrifying urban-horror tales

"A Man Totally Alone" by Robert Hood takes an intriguing twist on the theme, positing a visit to Australia by far-voyaging Norsemen, and leading to a grisly homage to the season

"The Ultimate Halloween Party App" by Lisa Morton takes modern virtual-reality multi-player phone apps and layers on some lavish horror-genre themes - with a nasty little kicker. [Part of me would really love an app to let me see the world as, say, a character in an M. R. James or H. P. Lovecraft story - to a point, of course!]

"The Nature of the Beast" by Sharon Gosling introduces the protagonist to a mysterious feral child in a remote Northern Cumbria village, and reveals a surprising connection

"White Mare" by Thana Niveau is about an American girl spending time in the UK - and discovering that the local customs at Halloween are very, very different from what she expected.

And there's much more!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 25, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (11/25/2019 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this book to the Halloween bookbox, which will be on its way again soon. Hope someone enjoys it!

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