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Monsters in the Heart

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A giant ape... A heartless priest... A descent into depravity under London... An immortal hound... A baby thrown up by the sea... A Voodoo prayer... A legend made flesh in the eyes of a terrified child... Monsters come in all shapes and sizes... From human individuals with an evil streak or deeply aberrant nature, to those who are simply physically wrong. From beasts of th ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by Gray Friar Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Karl
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is copy 58 of 100 signed numbered copies.
Gef
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
My first chance to read Stephen Volk's work came in the form of a novella published by Spectral Press, entitled Whitstable, which wound up being one of my favorite reads of the year. So when I was presented with a PDF review copy of a new collection of his short fiction, I was quite eager to peak inside its pages to see if lightning might strike twice.

With the theme of monsters, the collection manages to run the gamut with both real and imagined, the human and the very much not human. And the bo
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Matt Dent
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have a lot of time for Stephen Volk.

He has made some cracking TV — Ghostwatch, and the extremely underrated Afterlife — and I rather enjoyed his film The Awakening.

And he has good form as a prose writer too, with his novella Whistable being one of the most bleakly moving pieces of writing I’ve read recently. At the time I took great delight in describing it as “lovingly crafted, yet fundamentally honest and believable”, a description which I stand by today.

Short stories are one of the loves of
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