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100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  159 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Be afraid, be very afraid: really scary things can come in small packages, and these 100 frightening little tales offer big chills and thrills. They represent more than 150 year's worth of writing, and include the greats: H.P. Lovecraft ("The Terrible Old Man"), Ambrose Bierce ("The Stranger"), Lafcadio Hearn ("A Dead Secret"), Oscar Wilde ("The Sphinx Without a Secret"),
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Barnes and Noble has done horror fans a wonderful service by publishing several of these 100 short story books. I've read two others - 100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories and 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories - and they've published others, such as 100 Menacing Little Murder Stories and 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories.

The previous two I'd read were great and this one is no different. Most of the stories are good, with a few exceptional ones and the occasional stinker.

Let's get the stinkers
Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere)
As the introduction confirms, this book particularly set out to collect the "short-short" or "compact" ghost story. Snagging the list of stories from this review (so glad not to have to type them all out!), I'll make notes on the ones that interested me most, that I'd read before, etc. Also will attempt to avoid spoilers, but since stories are so short this means that I'll have a lot of cryptic sounding commentary. Meanwhile when an author is particularly good you really do notice it, because of ...more
I am a fan of the short story and definitely of the grim or scary ones - and this collection is really, really quite good. Out of 100 stories the percentage that are really good to great little ghost tales is excellent. There are rare gems here and some better known pieces from better known scribes such as Lovecraft, Derleth, & M.R. James to name a few. All I know is - if you like a simple, ghostly tale or well written spooky shorts... you should own this collection.
Mark Levandoski
Good variety of short ghost stories.Some good,and not so good,but all brief.
I liked it. Most of the stories I thought were funny and interesting. Some had some unique plots that I hadn't heard before or new variations of ones I have. I enjoyed it.
Nov 12, 2007 Dnoob rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bored people
I love ghost stories but each story in this book seems to be lacking something. Most of the time it's plot. Or substance. Or my interest.

Most of the stories are spooky, eerie, or creepy, but not very many were truly scary. However, they were good reads.
This one only gets 3 stars because half the stories didn't scare me. And it doesn't take too much to scare me.
This one is just as good as the witch book, full of ghosty stories. It doesn't hurt that I love paranormal stuff too.
Nov 30, 2008 Priscilla marked it as to-sort  ·  review of another edition
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