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Best New Horror 14 (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #14)

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The fourteenth volume in this series is going strong, and with another generous sampling of the past year's best horror fiction, it again earns "merits" from Publishers Weekly. With contributions from such favorites as Ramsey Campbell and Kim Newman, along with the talented likes of Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Graham Joyce, Paul McCauley, Stephen Gallagher, Caitlin R. Kie

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Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 21st 2003 by Running Press (first published 2003)
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Josh
Oct 23, 2007 Josh rated it really liked it
Overall a solid collection of horror stories. My favorite is by China Mieville called "Details" This story is about a mysterious old lady who has found herself prey to something in the details. These are everywhere, you look at paint and see a face in the ripples, the way paper crinkles, or sheets fold.
The other top story goes to Joe Hill's "21st Century Ghost." Which takes place in an old movie theater and is similarly creepy.
Katee
3.5 stars. Maybe this should have been called Here's What a Bunch of Authors from the Same Literary Circle Have Been Working On Over the Past Year or So, Plus Some News? I don't know what the distinction is between dark fantasy and horror, if there's even a distinction anymore (or if there ever was), but this collection is definitely a grab bag of dark fantasy, psychological thriller, mystery, and straight up B-movie horror. Of the 21 stories in the book, there were four that really grabbed and ...more
Kirsty
May 04, 2007 Kirsty rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
as with all anthologies, this is a mixed bunch. overall the quality is high, and I enjoyed reading them. the contributions from Jeff Vandermeer, Jay Russell, Don Tumasonis and Kelly Link were all wonderful, and I'll be tracking down some of their other work. I was a little disappointed by Neil Gaiman and China Mieville, whom I usually like. the stories from Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, and Brian Hodge were pretty dull, and I had to force my way through them. overall, I really enjoyed this, and will ...more
Spinwallah
May 27, 2013 Spinwallah rated it liked it
october in the chair; neil gaiman ; its ok
details; china mieville ; brilliant story, in my top few short stories ive ever read. could make a great film

kk i finished it and overall it was very enjoyable. my favouries were catskin(kelly link) and the aformentioned details. i would have given it 5 stars but for a horror anthology it simply wasnt scary enough.
Kayleen
Feb 11, 2012 Kayleen rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
Read: October in the Chair, Neil Gaiman.

A cool and interesting tale, each month; such as April and July, are people/creatures, and they gather together every month(?) and tell stories together. Very cool, wish it was longer.
Greg Kerestan
Jan 25, 2016 Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it
Finally, another Dr. Pretorius story! Throw in "20th Century Ghosts," "October in the Chair" and "The Cage" and you've got a pretty solid volume- though I will always believe "Catskin" to be more a fantasy story than a dark-fantasy one.
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Sep 09, 2010 Kristine rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I found several new authors I was interested in reading more of. This series of books is great for discovering new authors to read.
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Feb 11, 2012 A.e. rated it liked it
Not sure on the best new horror. I did enjoy it. But it left me waiting for something big to happen.
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