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3.43  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  7 reviews
...Three brothers traipse across a post-apocalyptic landscape, encountering unspeakable horrors...

...A young boy growing up in suburban hell thinks there might be more to his home town than meets the eye, what with all the children going missing...

...A woman dying of cancer is given a way out, if only she is willing to pay the price...

...The crew of a space station must ba
Published (first published November 16th 2010)
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May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Storyline: The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales is quite the wonderful and twisted anthology with contributions from the Davids Dalglish and McAfee, Mercedes M. Yardley and Daniel Pyle compiled by Robert J. Duperre.

A reluctant protector of the world. A girl who takes away your sorrows. A serial killer. A young girl enacts revenge on some neighborhood boys. Three astronauts fight for survival.

Each story is a dark, twisted and, at times, amusing tale that explores the many sides of fear that the human
I read The Gate 2, and found a lot of amazing short stories. When this collection went to 99c on Kindle I snatched it up as well, but found a lot more lacking in this edition. There were shorter stories, which is fine but there weren't as many of them. And a few I wanted more from them. Like the Girl of Sorrows was really fine, as was Sullivan Street (even though it was inspired by the Counting Crows). But for the most part I didn't find anything as moving as I did in the second collection.
Jun 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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On Amazon, I would have given this book a 1 if 1 didn't mean "I hate it!" I didn't like this book enough to hate it. To tell the truth, I only made it halfway through this one. I do love short stories, but you can't really define most of these as short stories. They are more like "partial" stories. Not well written as short stories at all. I love horror and science fiction, but I wouldn't catalogue these stories as either. Most of what I read seemed unfinished, a lot seem written for adolesent b ...more
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Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning collection

This is a wonderful collection of shorts from some very talented people. Not a dud in sight here folks. Fantastic writing. Loved it.
Julie Baker
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
meh, it was okay. Some stories were much better than others. A few I didn't see the point to at all.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really fun mix of horror and sci-fi short stories!
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Born on Cape Cod and raised in northern Connecticut, Robert Duperre is a writer whose main ambition is to create works that defy genre. His first novel, "The Fall: The Rift Book I" is now available in paperback and for the Amazon Kindle.

Robert lives with his wife, the artist Jessica Torrant, his three wonderful children, and Leonardo, the super one-eyed Labrador.

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