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Traumatized

4.56  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Fifteen dark tales expose the depths of human depravity and the realms of macabre.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Xlibris Corporation (first published October 10th 2008)
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Kristen
Feb 01, 2009 Kristen rated it really liked it
Traumatized is a short story book containing 15 tales of horror, and nothing else. The reader is saved from reading an introduction, any sales pitch for additional books, or even author information. The tales contained within the book range from thrillingly creepy and horrific to mediocre. There are stories of serial killers, demons, vengeful spirits, psychotic cults, voodoo curses, and even a bigfoot creature. Where Brown really shines is in his haunted house stories. The opening tale – ...more
Jeremy Hicks
Mar 04, 2014 Jeremy Hicks rated it really liked it
Alexander S. Brown is a name that you should learn now. When the world learns what lurks in his mind and leaks out onto the page, he will surely be thought of in the same circles of Stephen King, Wes Craven, and Bentley Little. In Traumatized, his anthology published through Xlibris, he provides an escalation of horror and terror with this series of unforgettable tales. From zombies created by bad sushi to a model who performs her own grisly beautification project, Alexander Brown will keep you ...more
Hydra Star
Apr 02, 2012 Hydra Star rated it really liked it
In this collection Alexander S. Brown offers up fifteen horror stories featuring traumatized character that just might traumatized the reader as well;

“Bloodlines”, the tale of a group of people who win an overnight visit to a Civil War era mansion is a classic ghost story with a few minor twists. The story makes several references to karma and the past dirty deeds of the characters. This more or less sets the tone for the rest of the collection, as many of the following stories follow this same
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Daniel Kelly
Oct 25, 2016 Daniel Kelly rated it it was amazing
It’s not easy to find single-author anthologies these days that tackle such a wide range of horror subgenres, each wonderfully written with fully realized characters and devilishly good twists and turns, but author Alexander S. Brown accomplishes that with ease in Traumatized. The tales here range from classic gothic ghost stories to repulsive modern day body horror. There are plenty of stories with Tales from the Crypt-esque twists, deliciously gory outings, incredibly satisfying revenge tales, ...more
Frank Errington
Sep 21, 2012 Frank Errington rated it it was amazing
Whenever someone contacts me and asks if I would read their book and provide a fair and honest review, I always worry just a bit. What if I don't like it, I'll have to give an opinion in writing anyway, it's what they signed on for. It's for that reason, I prefer to pick my own reading material, that way, if I have to give it a negative review, I don't feel so bad.

Well, Alexander S. Brown, was confident enough in his work to provide me with a review copy of his horror collection, Tramatized, and
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Ellen Maze
Sep 06, 2010 Ellen Maze rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adult horror, stephen king,robert mccammon
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TRAUMATIZED by Alexander S. Brown

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Alexander S. Brown delivers. In the manner of Stephen King and Robert McCammon, Brown takes the reader down terrifying paths of horror and the macabre. And like the best horror writers, he doesn’t shy away from the gore and violence that accompanies the genre.

As a novelist, the first thing I noticed about this book was the expertise with which Brown weaves and formulates his short stories; each one seems more a novella, with well-
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Nikolas Robinson
Aug 26, 2012 Nikolas Robinson rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I was surprised by what I found in this book. The stories are refreshingly original while seemingly paying homage to authors like Ambrose Bierce and other late 19th and early 20th century authors, but with an updated feel to them. Anyone who enjoys the horror of that era from Lovecraft to Machen would love this collection, as would fans of Clive Barker and the more modern horror writers.
The collection starts out extremely strong with Bloodlines, which was one of my favorites
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Melissa Robinson
Feb 29, 2016 Melissa Robinson rated it it was amazing
Keep your flashlights by your bed. Better yet, sleep with the light on. Alexander S. Brown does a phenomenal job in this collection.
Stewie
May 20, 2012 Stewie rated it it was ok
You can read my review at HorrorTalk.com.
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This book was just as twisted as my soul. I loved it.
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