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A collection of ghost stories, featuring works by Dean Koontz, Ramsey Campbell, Charles Grant, William Nolan, Charles de Lint, Thomas Tessier, and Katherine Ptacek
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The ghost story, as the afterword by Dean R. Koontz points out, has a long and honorable history and speaks to deep psychic needs. The 17 tales in this excellent collection, edited by two men who separately publish semi-professional magazines of horror fiction, are well-written and eerie. Among the best: "Blanca" by Thomas Tessier, a terrifying account of a traveler's sojourn in a brutal, unforgiving police state; Gary Brandner's "Mark of the Loser," a haunted house story in which the naive protagonist meets an undeserved but not totally unexpected fate; "The Brush of Soft Wings" by Melissa Mia Hall, reminiscent of Truman Capote's "Miriam," but gentler--death as a capricious but good-hearted little girl who comes to live with a lonely old woman; Robert McCammon's "Haunted World," which begins as a humorous anecdote and inexorably segues into a tale of horror; and Ramsey Campbell's loving, chilling tribute to the works of the great M. R. James, "The Guide."
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Book Description Dell, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0440207924
Book Description Dell, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0440207924