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The Black Book of Horror

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The Black Book of Horror contains 18 excursions into the realms of terror. Ranging from the supernatural to the macabre, the stories selected for this anthology feature black magic, the dead, monstrous beasts, and things from beyond. There are tales that witness madness, and the evil that man does.

Contents:
CROWS - Frank Nicholas
REGINA vs. ZOSKIA - Mark Samuels
THE OLDER M
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Mortbury Press
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Jeannie Sloan
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Ewwww...In a good way! I have read all of the Black Book's of Horror and this edition is one of the better ones.Scary stories without a lot of gratuitous violence which I really like.
Mr. Black is a British editor who really knows his game.These stories are literary(sometimes) and not too short so that you get to really know the protagonists well.
I think anyone looking for 'Splatter-Punk' type stories will be disappointed though.I don't really like them so I was very happy with this book and the
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CasualDebris
Aug 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
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For my full length review, and reviews of individual stories, please visit Casual Debris.

Appropriately dedicated to Herbert van Thal (1904-1983), the legendary British editor of the Pan Book of Horror series as well as numerous other original and reprint anthologies of the 196os, 70s and early 80s, The Black Book of Horror features some great, inspired writing.

The book itself is very handsome. The cover art by Paul Mudie is gorgeous; the facial expression combined with the smooth backdrop and wa
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Hugo
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
A disappointing collection of horror stories: most are well written, but are subtle to the point of vagueness; a couple seem like summaries of much longer (and possibly better) novellas; and some are so old fashioned I'm sure I must have read them before. Steve Goodwin's Power sticks in the mind, and that's about it; there are in fact stories here by authors I enjoy, I just didn't like these stories.

Secondary observations: not a single female author (certainly incidental, although to curate a bo
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