Nido de pesadillas
"Nido de bichos"
"Hamburguesa de carne de muñeca"
"Volando a Bizancio"
"Recorriendo el laberinto"
"El señor de los caballos"
"La otra madre"
"La memoria de la madera"
"Cuando te necesita ...more
A Nest of Nightmares, first published in 1986 and not ever in the United States until now, is a superb collecti ...more
I think the best word to associate with this book is "unease". All the stories left me feeling edgy and unquiet. The first story, in particular, left me feeling almost unclean.
You might be left with the impression I didn't like this book but, in fact, I did. It's difficult to do t ...more
For Christmas, my wife gifted me the entire 13-book line of "Paperbacks from Hell," and I chose to start with Lisa Tuttle's shorty story collection, A NEST OF NIGHTMARES. How could I resist that somehow squirm-inducing co ...more
I’ve been a fan of Tuttle’s since reading Lost Futures last year. That book was certainly more psychological, metaphorical, and fantastical than full-on horror. I’d say t ...more
Tuttle has a scholarly awareness of the recurring themes in the many styles of horror, and knows just where to apply torque. THE OTHER MOTHER revisits ...more
My favourites were:
Bug House - a great, creepy opening story about a woman who visits her aunt and finds the house and her aunt are not in great shape.
Community Property - a couple going through a divorce have to d ...more
Lisa Tuttle is a writer with a career on two fronts: horror and science fiction/fantasy. I don't have an opinion on her science fiction writing (I don't have an affinity for the genre), but I can vouch for her skill in delivering brilliant horror tales. My first encounter with her work was the short story "Objects in Dreams may be Closer than they Appear" in the House of Fear anthology, and I can say that it is one of the few ghost stories ...more
13 SUPERB stories that had me hooked.
I'm surprised I've not heard more about this book as it really is an outstanding collection that should be on every horror readers bookshelf.
From the weird, to the violent, to the terrifying, to the haunting this book rarely dips in quality. I must say that I loved Treading The Maze, a haunting folk horror that really squeezed the heart a little too tightly. ...more
I enjoyed each and every story, but some of them really stood out: Treading the Maze (nice example of folk horror), Dollburger (yeah, that one chilled me to the bone nice and quickly), The Memory of the Wood (ooh, antiques), Need, and the Nest. Wow...I could just about name them all!
I did enjoy a couple of the stories, such as Treading the Maze, The Horse Lord and The Memory of Wood - but sometimes the subtlety of the events in certain of them felt unsatisfactory (The Nest suffered from this IMO, I would've enjoyed se ...more
It's also refreshing how fleshed-out and authentic the characters and situations feel. The foreshadowing is frequently thick to the point where it's easy to guess how each story will end, but even when you know where it's headed, you're too absorbed in the world to care too much. ...more
Like any short story collection, I liked some, disliked others, and loved a hand ...more
Instead, it's quiet, unsettling horror. The kind that gets under your skin and settles in the pit of your stomach so that you feel a little uncomfortable.
There's that domestic abuse analogy about a frog in a pot. Turn up the heat slowly enough and the frog won't realise it's being boiled alive.
This book is like that. You know something is wrong, but you can't quite put your finger on it. Then, BAM. You're a dead frog. ...more
|Literary Horror: March 2020 monthly read: Lisa Tuttle's A Nest of Nightmares||46||70||Apr 26, 2020 05:55PM|
Lisa Tuttle taught a science fiction course at the City Lit College, part of London University, and has tutored on the Arvon courses. She was residential tutor at the Clarion West SF writing workshop in Seattle, USA. She has published six novels and two short story collections. Many of her books have been translated into French and German e ...more