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Dancing with the Dark: True Encounters with the Paranormal by Masters of the Macabre

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Fiction pales beside fact in this anthology of such phenomena as spectral visions, phantom footsteps, and astral projections related by the masterful Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, Anne McCaffrey, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, H. P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, and many others.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 14th 1999 by Running Press
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Sabrina Rutter
Dancing With the Dark is a compilation from different authors who write horror, and scifi fiction of accounts with the supernatural that they believe to be true. None of the stories were too scary, but they were enjoyable enough that I read this book pretty quickly.
You would think with the authors being writers of horror, and scifi fiction that they would have some pretty scary real life stories to share, but that wasn't so. Some authors did share some spooky tales, but others seemed afraid to a
P. Es
Aug 17, 2016 P. Es rated it it was amazing
Many pieces are not what you'd expect from popular horror authors (I come to expect materialist skepticism and teenage-antagonism for such things from those who write on such things), very revealing at times. I would never have pegged Clive Barker for religiousness (he's in there, as well as Neil Gaiman and a ton of other populars) - having assumed him to be of the Lovecraftian disposition (fervent atheism), but he turns out to be quite the Modern Condition-ambiguous believer;

Mar 07, 2016 Susan added it
Shelves: anthology, paperback
The House on Spadina • (1997) • essay by Charles de Lint
The Flints of Memory Lane by Neil Gaiman re-read 8/5/2015
Death is a Lady • (1997) • essay by Simon R. Green
Uncle Clayton • (1983) • essay by Stephen King
Unto the Third Generation • (1997) • essay by Anne McCaffrey
Feb 19, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it
I've read this one several times and I never get tired of it. Naturally a couple of the accounts in there aren't so interesting or spooky, but there are quite a lot of good little stories in there that never fail to give me a nice chill :)
I'll read it again, no doubt about it.
Jennifer Black
May 02, 2009 Jennifer Black rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, non-fiction
Horror writers write about their own experiences with the paranormal. Are they believers, or not?
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Feb 04, 2013 Meghan Hupman rated it liked it
Pretty good. My favorite is "Mr Cat"
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