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A Glow of Candles and Other Stories

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Contents:
A Crowd of Shadows (1976)
Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose (1978)
Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street (1974)
Come Dance wWith Me on My Pony's Grave (1973)
The Three of Tens (1975)
The Dark of Legends, the Light of Lies (1977)
Caesar, Now Be Still (1978)
White Wolf Calling (1975)
The Rest Is Silence (1974)
When All the Children Call My Name (1977)
Secrets of the Heart (1980
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Paperback, 211 pages
Published November 1st 1981 by Berkley
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Jack Tripper
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I'm of two minds when it comes to the quiet horror (or "dark fantasy," as he liked to call it) of Charles L. Grant. His short stories and novellas can be extremely atmospheric and creepy, and are almost always worth reading, especially his 70s and early 80s work. His novels, however, have problems maintaining that slow-building terror that the stories so effortlessly conjure up, imo.

This collection, which gathers the best of his mid to late 70s work (most of which were originally published in Th
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Traummachine
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Charles Grant is not your typical horror author. He relies more on atmosphere than gore, dizzying descriptions instead of fast action. He loves the long, slow build of giallo. But when something bad happens, instead of displaying the results for the world to see, he leaves you relating to the lead characters' "What the hell was that??" He describes enough for you to get a mental image, but it's an image that leaves you disoriented, feeling like you've missed something as seemingly humdrum scenes ...more
Kevin Lucia
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, of course. Having read Grant's other collections I of course have encountered some of these stories before, but there were some new ones here I hadn't read before - "Come Dance With Me On My Pony's Grave" "The Dark of Legends the Light of Lies" "Caesar, Be Still" and "The Rest is Silence" - and anyway, re-reading short stories by Charles Grant is like listening over and over to classical music - you always find new notes with every read.
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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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