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Aavistus verta on tasokas ja moderni kokoelma kauhunovelleja, joiden yhteisenä teemana on vampyyrit ja vampirismi. Perinteisistä verenimijäjutuista poiketen kokoelman vampirismi ei merkitse ainoastaan teräviä hampaita neidon kaulalla vaan myös hienovaraisempaa uhrin elinvoiman hyväksikäyttöä – tässä kirjassa myös hirviömäiset perheenjäsenet ja unet voivat ottaa vampyyrin r ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published 1993 by WSOY (first published October 28th 1991)
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Jordan
I picked this anthology of short horror stories up on mostly a whim. Vampire stories by Karl Edward Wagner and Kathe Koja were enough to entice me. Like most anthology collections, it’s a mixed bag. Some of these authors are able to deliver in the short story format, others are not, are frustratingly vague, like a half-remembered dream.

What makes this vampire anthology different, though, is that the stories all push vampirism to its limits, trying to see how far you can push the vampire mytholog
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Harold
I've read the first three stories so far. Good stuff. I particularly enjoyed the first story, Carrion Comfort. A little research revealed that it had been extended into a novel that many readers thought was overlong. Hmmmmm. As with most short story anthologies, I'll be reading it over a long time frame- coming back to it between books, etc.
Amy
An excellent collection which includes the story "The Ragthorn," by Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth, as well as stories by Thomas Ligotti, Kathe Koja, and David J. Schow.
Emily
Some stories were good, some not as good. The one that freaked me out, for some reason, was "The Ragthorn Tree."
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Mar 25, 2011 Aricelys is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
slighlty confused at first but gett'n the jist now- i've go high hopes :)
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Ellen Datlow has been an award-winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years.

She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies. Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Ter
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