Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Two Degrees Closer to Hell” as Want to Read:
Two Degrees Closer to Hell
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Two Degrees Closer to Hell

by
4.21  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Speculative fiction writer, David Fingerman, is back with a series of short stories guaranteed to curl your toes and raise your hair. If you're looking for some quick thrills, let these stories take you on a ride that will bring you two degrees closer to Hell.
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Staccato Publishing (first published December 16th 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Two Degrees Closer to Hell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Two Degrees Closer to Hell

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-49)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Kimber Wheaton
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Two Degrees Closer to Hell is a collection of eerie short stories perfect for the Halloween season. Some of the stories had a psychological thriller vibe which I quite enjoyed. As in any collection, there were some I liked a lot more than others. These aren't just slasher stories, they will make you think.

Every story is fast-paced, even the longer ones. I know I'm probably a bit twisted, but the ending on a few made me smirk--
...more
 CCAM&GZM
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I know that it's not recommended or customary to start with a conclusion, but for the good name of the stories and maverick as you know I am, I still do it: Two Degrees Closer to Hell is not a horror book according with the general sense, thus even those who doesn’t like the genre still can read it without problems. Many of the reasons that horror is not well received by some readers (such as the gross and full of gore scenes) are not present here. Even more, the horror classification is a tad e ...more
Tammy Mark nutt
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
this was my first book by David Fingerman, i started it while flying away to a warmer climate and found it giving me chills and thrills on the way there and home. I loved the short story (a few pages each) format. It allowed me to read a story or two and then come back later.
Reading Two Degrees Closer to Hell, made me think of the nights watching the Twilight Zone with my dad as a kid, it brought back fun memories of him while curling my toes under my comfy blanket. I will very much pass this b
...more
Josh
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Single-author collections tend to be hit-or miss. Unless the author has sufficient range in style and tone, the stories often end up being too similar to each other. With Two Degrees Closer to Hell, David Fingerman avoids this pitfall in a number of ways.

Derivative as they may be (many of the offerings here are similar to The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits structurally and thematically), the stories feel fresh. Fingerman has a unique voice, and for the most part these stories are clever, thou
...more
☆Joycedale☆
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r, book-review-buzz
This is a book with a story for everyone, there's even one for kids at the end. Some of the stories were great, some not so much. I always expect that with these though. I've never read anything by David Fingerman before but I'll be looking for more.
I decided to rate every story as i read them and just mention the ones that stood out to me.
Almost a 1 star hotel 3★ Kind of felt bad for the guy, in an I'm laughing at your pain way.
After until death do us part 3★ This went in an unexpected way.
The
...more
Nancy Silveria
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Appetite for horror, think King…
In the zone, watch for Serling…
Beyond the shadows, profile Hitchcock…
Want everything these giant’s gift and more…

Longing for William Sydney Porter’s, better known as O’Henry’s, versatility, characterization, and ironic twist of his greats like Gift of The Magi, etc. …

Desire classic taste with modern world flavoring…
The ability to bend the creative mind the way Copperfield spins magic…
Want the bond of imagination contained within a finely honed novel…
Need the freed
...more
Emilie E. Faye
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of Two Degrees Closer to Hell in exchange for an HONEST review as a tour host for Girls *Heart* Books Tours.

Two Degrees Closer to Hell is a single-author anthology of short stories about demons, death, and the unknown where tales ranging from supernatural to science fiction to downright horror fill the pages.

There were a few spelling and grammar errors, but they didn't hinder my reading much.

I would recommend this collection of short stories to lovers of horror as well as
...more
Allana Kephart
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthologies, reviews


Originally posted on Big Girls Heart Books

Two Degrees Closer to Hell is a collection of short stories by David Fingerman. It is a single-author anthology that centers on the horror genre and it's one of those books that makes the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up; that make you want to sleep with the light on. Just in time for Halloween!

I have a soft spot for short stories, so I was very eager to get my hands on this one and I have to say I was not disappointed. Each and every stor
...more
Sheila
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A janitor is offered a curious change of job in one short story, but people keep dying. In another, a child practices his godlike powers to evil effect. And then there are the cockroaches at the end of the universe; actually, they’re a bonus at the end of the book, and you really shouldn’t miss them if they’re in your copy. David Fingerman’s short stories are consistently unsettling and well-told, with stings in tail and claw, and lengths that vary from a novel’s intensity to a single scene’s po ...more
Roxanne Kade
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chaos, deception, secrets, obsession and plenty of crazy, this book was filled with strange and horrifying stories, bringing classic horror back in a big way. From working for the Devil himself to seeing the world from a cat's POV, this was a real mind trip.

The thing that really made this read so terrifying was that, while some of the story were supernatural/horror based fiction, some of them were so close to the madness I see in the news every day, that they were closer to non-fiction.

This book
...more
Donna Milward
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
On page two David Fingerman made a disgusting joke about cockroaches and I was hooked.

I found this to be a refreshing read, with everything I want in a collection of short stories. He had quirky characters, original ideas, vivid detail, and good writing. You can really taste the Hell.

Best of all, he can write SURPRISE endings. It was so pleasant for me to read endings I never saw coming, to feel my jaw drop at the last few lines.

For that reason alone, you should pick this one up. And for Eddie
...more
Jess
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Most of the stories were great! There were a couple that I felt the ending was rushed or were just kind of confusing. But overall the stories were entertaining and just the right amount of weird. It's a good book for those that like creepypastas and short macabre type stories.
Sabrina
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love reading scary stories and hoping that it just might scare me and there were a few short stories in this book by David that had me a little freaked out which I just absolutely loved. Another aspect I enjoyed about this book of short stories is I was able to read a few than come back to read more later and not feel lost or have forgotten what I have read. But I would have to say that my favorite part about this book was the memories it brought back when I was a kid just getting into scary m ...more
Melissa ownsbey
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book it has some thing for everyone
it has horror scfi an killing demons killing blood death
and even cock roaches
anyone who likes lite horror will like this
I enjoyed all the short storys
thank you for letting me red and revew
Lia Burres
rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2014
Jason Brawn
rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2014
LG
rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2017
M M
rated it did not like it
Jul 08, 2017
Leanne Flashberg
rated it really liked it
Feb 02, 2014
Cathi
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2013
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Anastasia Riebs
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Alyn (Britt)
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Glenn
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Vykki
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Aza
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Craig
added it
Jan 03, 2014
Kevin. Mckernan
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Jennifer
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Spring Adams
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Abby
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Jef
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Whitney
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Lauder
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Kristen
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Kim Coomey
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
L
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Colleen Estep
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Coffeerequired
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Terrell Sanzone
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
mindy
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Melissa
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Edward Pissmeoff
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Kim Hathorn
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Kitty Austin
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Jennifer beck
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Paul
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Haven Gordon
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Firefly (Cicada, #2)
  • The Human Cure
  • A God in Carver
  • The Elect (Allison's Story #1)
  • Vintage (Adrenaline, #2)
  • Red Summer
  • Mythos (The Descendants, #1)
  • Wanted: Single Rose
  • Reborn (Superi #1)
  • My Own Worst Enemy (MOWE, #1)
  • Ocean's Justice (Ocean's Gift - Turbulence and Triumph Series, #1)
  • Brush of Shade (The Whisperer's Chronicles, #1)
  • Passion of an Angel (Shade of Light #1)
  • Crash and Burn (Love You Like A Love Song, #1)
  • A Tragic Heart
  • The Succubus Gift (The Telepathic Clans, #1)
  • What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar (Gem City, #1)
  • Eternally Yours
19 followers
David has had over twenty short stories published in magazines and anthologies. "Edging Past Reality" is his first book, a collection speculative fiction and horror stories. He has also published three novels ~ "Spyder," "Silent Kill," and "Playing the Hand She's Dealt"

David presently lives with his wife in Minneapolis."
More about David Fingerman

Fantasy & Science Fiction Deals

  • Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #1)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • The Gold-Son
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Trail of Dead (Scarlett Bernard, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Regulars
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Childhood's End
    $8.99 $1.99
  • The Mirror
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1)
    $10.99 $1.99
  • The Voyage to Magical North (The Accidental Pirates)
    $5.67 $2.99
  • Raven's Peak (World on Fire, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Swords and Deviltry (Lankhmar, 1)
    $17.99 $1.99
  • Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Garden of Stones (Echoes of Empire, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Dracula [Kindle in Motion]
    $1.99 $0.99
  • The Autumn Republic (Powder Mage #3)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Thickety: A Path Begins
    $6.24 $1.99
  • Stinger
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Lost Voices
    $5.99 $2.99
  • The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Extracted (Extracted Trilogy #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Dragon Haven (Rain Wild Chronicles, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Isle of Blood and Stone
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Spirit Hunters
    $6.99 $1.99
  • Haven (War of the Princes, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
    $5.49 $1.99
  • The Immortal Circus: Act Two (Cirque des Immortels, #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • A Better World (Brilliance Saga, #2)
    $5.49 $1.99
  • Written in Fire (Brilliance Saga, #3)
    $5.49 $1.99
  • The Immortal Circus: Final Act (Cirque des Immortels, #3)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Secret of the Sirens (The Companions Quartet, #1)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Ocean of Storms
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Artful
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Chains of Command (Frontlines, #4)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Angles of Attack (Frontlines, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Lines of Departure (Frontlines, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2)
    $10.99 $1.99
  • Into the Dim
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
    $11.99 $2.99
  • Kull: Exile of Atlantis
    $8.99 $2.99
  • Fury (Blur Trilogy #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Gears of War  Aspho Fields
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Midnight Robber
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Taken (Taken, #1)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Lion of Senet (Second Sons Trilogy, #1)
    $7.99 $1.99
  • City
    $7.99 $1.99
  • You Suck (A Love Story, #2)
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Chocolate Touch
    $6.99 $1.99
  • The Rules of Magic
    $11.99 $4.99
  • Storm (Elemental, #1)
    $6.99 $1.99
  • A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)
    $6.99 $1.99
  • Mama Day
    $17.99 $1.99
  • Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Kissed by Darkness (Sunwalker Saga, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Dragon Marked (Supernatural Prison, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Blood Kissed (Lizzie Grace, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Celia and the Fairies
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Best Served Cold (First Law World, #4)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen, #2)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Last One
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Genesis
    $11.99 $1.99
  • To Honor You Call Us (Man of War, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Hunter's Trail (Scarlett Bernard, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers, #1)
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Wool: The Graphic Novel
    $7.99 $2.99
  • And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1)
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Ticker
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard (Barsk, #1)
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Concealed (Lakewood, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99