Ichor Falls: A Visitor's Guide: Short stories from a quiet community
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Ichor Falls: A Visitor's Guide: Short stories from a quiet community

4.47 of 5 stars 4.47  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 21st 2009 by Kristofer Straub
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Jeremy Maddux
The problem with Creepypastas is that, at least for a time, it seemed to have real potential to develop as a new form of literary storytelling. Unfortunately, with no figurehead or 'mouthpiece' to lead the revolution, it was forced to stagnate, thus leaving Creepypastas to remain in the instant gratification realm of internet meme. Kris Straub and Dathan Auerbach seemed capable of leading some sort of movement, but they both seem to be branching out to other opportunities, which is also a great...more
Nov 17, 2013 Mick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: horror
Best known for the webcomics Starslip and Chainsawsuit, cartoonist Kris Straub is also a skilled writer of short stories, as he demonstrates in this slim volume featuring vignettes of life in the eponymous Ichor Falls, West Virginia, a small mining town with all manner of strange mysteries and local legends.

The stories within vary wildly, though all touch on some aspect of the macabre. Most could be classified as flash or micro fiction, taking up only a few pages. I enjoyed all of the stories,...more
David Yates
Note: this review applies only to the stories by Kris Straub.

Kris Straub is not only the creator of chainsawsuit, the most consistently funny webcomic since Nedroid, but also writes damn good horror microfiction. Some, like "Candle Cove" and "Indistinguishable" have become creepypasta classics -- it was nice to find out who actually wrote them.

"The Opossum Society" is the idea behind creepypasta "The Socratic Method" turned into an effectively chilling story. "Three Miles Down a Narrow Dirt Road...more
A great read, reminiscent of Lovecraft, except not quite as heavy on the supernatural (difficult to quantify as the book itself includes supernatural thriller elements). Anyways, all that said, it was a fantastic read.
There are a few really creepy stories in this. I felt uneasy reading it and I was glad I wasn't home alone. Well done!
Best collection of horror stories I have read in a long fucking time.
A modern Lovecraft. Stayed with me for days after I finished it.
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Dec 28, 2013 Kris Straub rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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