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The Valley of Spiders

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Collection of Short Stories:
* 7 - Pollock and the Porroh Man
* 26 - In the Avu Observatory
* 35 - The Flowering Strange Orchid
* 45 - The Red Room
* 56 - The Valley of the Spiders
* 70 - The Empire of the Ants
* 90 - The Moth
*101 - The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham
*119 - The Temptation of Harringay
*125 - The Inexperienced Ghost
*139 - The Stolen Body
*156 - The Crystal Egg
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1974 by Fontana (first published 1903)
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Jul 31, 2013 Peter rated it it was ok
This book is a collection of 13 short stories which have largely been forgotten and probably with good reason. Most are around 15 pages long.

Now there is a mixture of tales from flesh eating creatures and plants,voodoo type practices and ghosts to name a few which are ideas which have gone on to grace various novels. The title story itself is flesh eating spiders. Three men are in pursuit of a runaway woman and her companions when they come across a valley with a strange mist within it. That mis
Sep 01, 2016 Thabata rated it it was ok
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“The Valley of Spiders” begins with a pursuit for girl. She is wounded and her persecutors are certain they’ll catch up fast. Of course, that changes when they enter a weird valley full of clinging threads, cobwebs and spiders. These are massive, measuring half a man’s hand. Fear and cowardice permeate this characters throughout the reading. They are not likable, not amiable. This short story leaves you with more questions than answers. It works with the terror arachnids can cause on the human p ...more
Dec 03, 2015 Hamad rated it it was ok
Was entertaining to read but felt quite incomplete. Too dramatic as well ?
May 07, 2015 Richard rated it it was ok
Odd story — I didn't really know what to make of it. It feels as archaic and flimsy as a cult Hollywood B-movie, but without any real charm. I also found it too cryptic (or perhaps it was really just glib).
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Mar 10, 2010 Ana Campanha rated it it was ok
Reading only the short story "The Valley of Spiders"
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Nov 02, 2015 Alaa A rated it did not like it
my personal horror story .... spiders !!
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