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Coffins: The Vampire Archives, Volume 3

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A chill inducing and masterful collection of vampire tales, culled from the dark recesses of the nefarious and world renowned Vampires Archives.

Coffins, the third volume in the mass market series, contains some of the best of the best of vampire fiction. Including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, and F. Paul Wilson, it takes its readers deep inside the crypts
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Vintage
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Max Bolongaita
I actually think this books deserves 5 stars. But why on earth did I only put 4? It was because of that goddamned introduction. I love you, Mr. Penzler, but when you noted that Stephanie Meyer as a legitimate vampire author, I wanted to burn the damned book.

I'm glad, however, that the selection of stories within the actual book didn't have a hint of sparkle, so I was immensely relieved. So, yeah. Five stars but a 4 star rating.

Gah. Stephanie Meyer? Really?
Jo Anne
Eh. Some really badly written short stories featuring vampires, with maybe three pretty good ones and two excellent one--Duty by Ed Gorman and Midnight Mass by F. Paul Wilson. Most of the stories felt like they were phoned in. Time to give vampires a rest, hmm?
Metagion
Great choice of stories here, but some I've read before (like "The Horla", for instance and "Ligeia" for another) but other than that some true gems. Browse through a copy if you can :)
Isabella Blaco
I enjoyed this one though I've always been a fan of books with multiple stories. There were one or two that bored me to tears but all in all it's worth reading. Great travel book!
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Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.

Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.

Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encycl
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