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Shock III: 13 Electrifying Tales (Shock #3)

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Contents:
Girl of My Dreams · ss F&SF Oct ’63
’Tis the Season to Be Jelly · ss F&SF Jun ’63
Return · ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct ’51
The Jazz Machine · pm F&SF Feb ’63
The Disinheritors · ss Fantastic Story Magazine Jan ’53
Slaughter House · nv Weird Tales Jul ’53
Shock Wave [“Crescendo”] · ss Gamma #1 ’63
When the Waker Sleeps [“The Waker Dreams”] · ss Gala
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1966 by Dell (first published 1966)
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Becky
This is a really good collection of stories, although some are repeated in other collections of Matheson's. I really enjoy his style - there's something about it that just grabs me, and even the mundane things interest me.

I didn't love all of the stories in this collection, but out of the lot there was only one I didn't bother to finish. I just wasn't feeling it. But when it works, it works, and this mostly did, so I can't complain. Even the story written in *shudder* verse, The Jazz Machine, w
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Brian Schwartz
A story by story review:

Girl of My Dreams
An extortionist uses his girlfriend’s precognition to extort money from the loved ones of people who are going to die. For the right sum, the man will provide the time and location of the accident so it can be avoided. But the man is getting tired of the weepy girl and is going to make a break from her after one last job.



Typical Matheson prose – tight and taut. Does anybody know better than Matheson how to pace a story and develop a character with fewe
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Matheson has a way of really surprising you with the last sentence. I really like his writing.
Su Halfwerk
Dec 11, 2011 Su Halfwerk rated it liked it
Unlike Shock I, I couldn't wait for Shock III to finish. I still loved reading a Richard Matheson piece, but it felt forced, as though the stories weren't coming as smoothly as the first book. I wasn't shocked either, somehow I lost the connection with these stories and it left me feeling bad. I love my short stories.
I'm going to read more of Richard Matheson's work, this is nothing but a minor setback.
Daniel
Nov 30, 2008 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Previous to picking this up I had read "I Am Legend" and found it competent if tepid; this collection, however, threw my imagination into high gear and walked me through some awesome sights. Matheson knows how to craft a complete story around a neat idea and deliver it all with good characters, good prose, and mood that transports the senses. There were great and I'm going to find more.
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Born in Allendale, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in 1951. He married in 1952 and has four children, three of w ...more
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