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3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews

Introduction · Charles L. Grant
Saturday’s Shadow · William F. Nolan
Night Visions · Jack Dann
The Spring· Manly Wade Wellman
Valentine · Janet Fox
Mackintosh Willy · Ramsey Campbell
Dragon Sunday · Ruth Berman
The White King’s Dream · Elizabeth A. Lynn
The Chair · Alan Dean Foster & Jane Cozart
Clocks · Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini
Holly, Don’t Tell · Juleen Br
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Published October 1st 1984 by Berkley (first published 1979)
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Aug 10, 2012 Graham P rated it liked it
Overall, a mediocre collection that is highlighted by two understated yet bone-chilling gems: 'Mackintosh Willy' by Ramsey Campbell and 'Petey' by T.E.D. Klein. The former has Campbell in fine form, creating a mixture of both urban legend and childhood memory - trash and litter have never been so haunting. And the latter by Klein is a phenomenal long tale where suggestive menace comes in spades - there's malformed things in jars, a mannequin in the attic, a scarecrow slowly moving across the hor ...more
John Bruni
Nov 06, 2013 John Bruni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty solid entry in the SHADOWS series of anthologies from Charles L. Grant. Shockingly, a lot of these writers are known primarily for their SF, and they all do an excellent job. I've only read two of these stories before (from Ramsey Campbell and T.E.D. Klein), which is a rarity for me, considering how old this book is. My favorite tale, though, is Manly Wade Wellman's "The Spring." It's a John the Balladeer story (or Silver John, if you prefer), and while I love his John Thunstone ...more
Aug 04, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Second installment. I liked that Grant took chances on stories by relative unknowns, many of which were outstanding.
Jun 07, 2015 Larry rated it it was ok
So-so horror anthology. A few good stories but nothing that really blasted my sanity.
May 03, 2015 Corinne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
William Logan - DNF
Manly Wade Wellman - own in another way
Janet Fox - own in another book
Ramsey Campbell - didn't like
T.E.D. Klein - DNF

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Nov 09, 2008 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome short horror stories. Ranging from long to only a few pages, from fantasy horror to realistic terror, there's something here for everyone in this collection.
Nov 13, 2010 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a great selection... some stories were better than other but overall this book was great!
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Charles Lewis Grant was a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he called "dark fantasy" and "quiet horror." He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Geoffrey Marsh, Lionel Fenn, Simon Lake, Felicia Andrews, and Deborah Lewis.

Grant won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story "A Crowd of Shadows", and another Nebula
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