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Best New Horror 8

(The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #8)

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The internationally acclaimed annual collection of the bloodcurdling best in horror and dark fantasy, showcasing the very best writers working in the genre today.

Contents:

Introduction: Horror in 1996 by Stephen Jones
Walking the Dog by Terry Lamsley
Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz by Poppy Z. Brite
An Eye for an Eye by Norman Partridge
Unforgotten by Christopher Fowler
The Curs
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 1997)
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Lucian Poll
After a run of above-average entries in the Best New Horror series it was inevitable that we would hit an iffy one, and this is it. The weird thing is there’s nothing massively wrong with volume 8. There are few if any stinkers in this volume, but we’re not overly blessed with quality either. So, on this occasion, it’s a 3/5 from me.

For those who like to know these things, Best New Horror 8 presents twenty-four horror shorts published during 1996, and runs as follows:

Walking The Dog – Terry Lams
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Greg Kerestan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a standout volume in the anthology series, as it contains two of my all-time favorite Best New Horror stories, Poppy Z. Brite's "Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz," and the unbelievably weird "Gas Station Carnivals" by Thomas Ligotti. Luckily the rest of the stories are mostly good, but even if it were a two-piece chapbook with just those, this one would be worth picking up.
De'Shawn
Dec 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
Another interesting horror book.
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