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100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  421 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Scared? You will be! Feel your nerves jangle and chills run up and down your spine thanks to the hair-raising genius of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, E. F. Benson, H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, Charles Dickens, Robert Barr, and many others who know well how to manipulate a reader's emotions. From Washington Irving comes "The Adventure of
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Published January 1st 1993 by Barnes Noble
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
There's a little something for everyone in this anthology. There's the more classic, leave much to the imagination scare (my favorite kind), and on the other end of the spectrum, there is the more overt, in your face kind of horror. I first encountered who has been come a favorite author of mine, Manly Wade Wellman in this anthology. It was love at first sight, reading his story about John the Balladeer. I knew I wanted to collect more of his fantastic southern gothic meets occult detective stor ...more
Nov 26, 2013 Alissa rated it it was amazing
An amazing collection of short stories, more than a couple that will stay with you longer than you want them to. Its been a couple years since I read this but I still remember some stories with more detail than I'd like. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys horror or short stories in general, when I find my copy, definitely post a better review.
100 stories in 500 pages, so this is a collection of horror flash fiction. No editorial explanation of the choices are given, and indeed there’s no introductory material of any sort for the stories themselves. The authors are almost entirely American, with the odd Brit thrown in here and there, and while a lot of big names are included, very few of the stories are their acknowledged masterpieces. The uniform length and genre leads to a lot of repetition - a little setup, then a nasty surprise (t ...more
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Dec 25, 2008 Kitty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
these books are very scary and hard to stop reading they might give you nightmares but it is totally worth it.
Greg Kerestan
Jan 25, 2016 Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Horror stories lend themselves well to flash fiction. A character or two, a concept, a climax and you're done. This anthology cleverly collects both modern horror flash fiction and short-short stories written before concept was named. Thus, you get a mix of modern authors with classics like Dickens and Benson. Many of these are quite good, and a few will linger in your head long after you put it down- I can't think of "How many miles to Babylon" without remembering the story linked to that poem ...more
100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories is an anthology of 100 shorter short stories. The authors and styles range from more contemporary to more classic. So depending on personal preference it's a hit or miss collection. Normally when I review anthologies, I rate each individual story, but 100 is a bit much.
So to start, I'm not too interested in the classics, but there were a few good ones: "Berenice" by Poe is one of my favorites, and I even thought Washington Irving's "The Adventure of the Ge
Brian Steele
Jan 29, 2010 Brian Steele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
What an amazing collection of tales! Seriously, we're talking tiny, lil' stabs at horror from authors as wide-ranging as Washington Irving and Joe R. Landsdale, to Edgar Allan Poe and Richard Laymon, to Ambrose Pierce and Ramsey Campbell, to Mark Twain and Thomas F. Monteleone, to H.P. Lovecraft and Chet Williamson, to Nathaniel Hawthorne and Dennis Etchison, to Charles Dickens and F. Paul Wilson, to Rudyard Kipling and Ed Gorman.

This is an absolute must have for both horror fiction fans and ho
May 18, 2015 Laurie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't read this book. It's holding a place in MyBooks because I reread When I Found You for book club in January
I liked it. Some of the stories were short and cute. Nothing horrifying, but enough to keep you interested. Since there are a lot of short stories you can pick it up and stop anytime without feeling compelled to read it through.
Jan 07, 2016 Diana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
The first few stories were interesting and chilling but then I couldn't get through the rest. The writing was too confusing and the stories were not scary.
Apr 02, 2010 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book with some spooky stories from famous and not so famous authors. Absorbing read if you like the horror genre.
Sep 03, 2009 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
still reading this one... lots of stories in it. a great selection, lots of classic and some newer stories too.
Jul 31, 2012 Daniel rated it liked it
A mixture of old, modern, good, awful and fair stories. Unfortunately many aren't particularly creepy or shocking.
Zombaby Cera
Jun 03, 2011 Zombaby Cera rated it really liked it
It was a very random collection of horror stories, but most of them were very good - especially the classics.
Jul 30, 2013 Leilani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, good-fiction
I love short story collections for airplane rides, and this one did not disappoint! It entertained me for many hours.
Jun 08, 2012 Gabrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was kind of long..but good. i mean, some of the stories confused me, but that's not that hard to do :P
Sep 12, 2009 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is an okay collection of horror stories. Nothing spectacular, but it was entertaining.
Some of these were good, most were ok, some were just too weird for me.
Edward Gardner
Mar 13, 2013 Edward Gardner rated it liked it
Some stories were pretty good, some not so much. Still worth a read though.
good stories but didnt read em all but will go bk 2 em when im bored
Kevin Gallan
awesome book of short stories
Apr 06, 2011 Laura marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
100 stories! Heck yeah!
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Al Sarrantonio (born May 25, 1952, in New York City) is an American horror and science fiction author who has published, over the past thirty years, more than forty books and sixty short stories. He has also edited numerous anthologies and has been called “a master anthologist” by Booklist.

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“You hold in your hands a very special book. It contains one hundred carnival rides of terror. You must remember: horror can come from any direction. It can be as subtle as a spider web's caress, or as vicious as the drop of an axe blade. It can be grim as the reaper, or as sardonic as, well, Sardonicous. It can wear the garments of science or superstition; can be dressed in the trappings of fantasy or the fancy-free. But always it will terrify. And one of the bluntest of its instruments is the short-short story, one of the most difficult of literary devices to master. Not only must each word be perfect-but each comma and period. Nothing can be wasted. In the hands of master executioners, like the authors who fill this book-it can be deadly. So... Die-and die again- one hundred times...” 4 likes
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