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Scream Quietly: The Best of Charles L. Grant

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Contents Introduction: My Friend Charlie by Stephen Jones Foreword by Stephen King Such As It Is But the Other Old Man Stopped Playing White Wolf Calling Through All His Blood Runs Shadow From All the Fields of Hail and Fire A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn s Eye When All the Children Call My Name Needle Song Not So Quiet, Maybe by Peter Straub A Garden of Blackred Roses Quiet ...more
Hardcover, 523 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by PS Publishing
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Randolph
What can you say about all the best stories by a master of the quiet horror sub-genre? Literally every story in this collection is essential. There isn't a stinker in the entire 500 pages. Peppered with anecdotes and memories of Grant and one interview this book is worth the price of admission.

Two criticism: PS opts for the inexcusable change to British spelling. Grant was an American author who wrote with American spelling. Second, there are an egregious number of typos. The name Dorrie is rend
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Graham P
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charles L. Grant wrote about the living dead - not zombies (there's only one carrion gut-muncher in the collection) - but people who are living in the constant suffering after the loss of a loved one, or of a hopeful, bright future shortchanged by tragedy and darkness. Here in this mammoth collection, 'Scream Quietly', there are many stories of a woman or a man alone in a house, the ghosts of time and memory congealing with a slow dread as our protagonist realizes that their husband, or wife, or ...more
J.D.G.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
While this book is a mostly worthy testimony and tribute to Charles L. Grant and his pioneering work in the quiet horror niche, I, like other reviewers, have found a few shortcomings here in the editor's choices. Among these inadequacies, I found the choice to include sentimental appreciations and reminiscences, rather than more of Grant's vast amount of uncollected stories, to be most notable. Yes, it's good to see prominent authors of the horror community share their appreciation for the man a ...more
Peta Culverhouse
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charles L Grant, the quintessential short story writer for gothic psychological horror and thriller. I was so pleased to come across this book. It's striking in appearance and the complexity of his short stories made this a pleasure to read. If you enjoy reading gothic stories, this is the book for you.
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Glad

When I found this book was an eBook . I was really glad/pleased. I had read quite a bit of Grant's work. The original edition was a bit out of my budget. However I really did want to read it. It was simply one of those books I would read one day. It was worth the wait some really excellent stories and some very move tributes from other authors and professionals.
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Charles Lewis Grant was a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he called "dark fantasy" and "quiet horror." He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Geoffrey Marsh, Lionel Fenn, Simon Lake, Felicia Andrews, and Deborah Lewis.

Grant won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story "A Crowd of Shadows", and another Nebula
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