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Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural by Marvin Kaye
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Sep 30, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from September 30 to October 01, 2011

This is a very worth anthology of stories from a wide spectrum of time and countries. I read it with my wife and it was really fun talking about each story. The big standout for this collection is "Lazarus," by Leonid Andreyev. It is one of the most unsettling pieces of fiction I have yet read. Also of note is a short by Walt Whitman--and it's good, too! There are many big names in this collection, like Lovecraft (one of his lesser-known stories), Bloch, de Maupassant, London, along with authors whom I'd never read before like LeFanu, Godwin, and Merritt. Altogether, this was a great read.

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09/30/2011 page 13
2.0% "Kicking off October with a fat anthology of horror shorts. The list of authors in this one is impressive, especially given the out-of-print status for some of their stories."
10/01/2011 page 44
7.0% ""Dracula's Guest," by Bram Stoker--good atmosphere and prose. Why this was removed from the rest of the novel, I do not understand. "Flies," by Isaac Asimov--a decent yarn that establishes a premise without taking it anywhere. "The Anchor," by Jack Snow--made me think of "Ringu." An inspiration, maybe? "The Waxwork," by A.M. Burrage--I loved where this was going, and I did not care for the ending. Still worthy." 1 comment
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message 1: by Bhavana (new)

Bhavana Monet I enjoyed "Lazarus" as well. Interesting how no one really ever considered the implications of a man raised from the dead. In the bible, his being raised is the END of the story....great tale in a book with a lot of standout stories. The only one that I couldn't figure out, no matter how many times I read it....

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