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Best New Horror 3

(The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A collection of the best horror and dark fantasy stories of 1991.

Contents:

* Introduction: Horror in 1991 by Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell
* True Love by K. W. Jeter
* The Same in Any Language by Ramsey Campbell
* Impermanent Mercies by Kathe Koja
* Ma Qui by Alan Brennert
* The Miracle Mile by Robert R. McCammon
* Taking Down the Tree by Steve Rasnic Tem
* Where Fli
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Paperback, 460 pages
Published October 26th 1992 by Robinson (first published 1980)
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Ignacio Senao f
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magnifica recopilación, con grandes autores que por desgracia aquí en España no se traducen o muy escasamente. Destacar los relatos de: Karl Edward Wagner y Graham Masterton. GENIOS.
Lucian Poll
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
After the relative disappointment of Best New Horror 2 compared to the first volume, it’s pleasing to see a significant improvement here in Best New Horror 3. Out go the sci-fi pretenders and bloodless time-wasters of book 2 to be replaced by some notably darker material – this was the year American Psycho hit the bookshelves, after all. Best New Horror 3 collects the best horror shorts published during 1991, and goes a little something like this:

True Love – K. W. Jeter (4/5 – A damaged young wo
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Jonathan
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Best New Horror Volume 3 (1991): 2015 Revised PS Publishing Edition: edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell, containing the following stories:


True Love by K. W. Jeter: Really disturbing character study.
The Same in Any Language by Ramsey Campbell: A visit to the Greek islands turns out badly for a boy and worse for his annoying father.
Impermanent Mercies by Kathe Koja: Totally weird and strangely disturbing.
Ma Qui by Alan Brennert: Marvelous piece of posthumous narration set during the Viet
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Abraham Martinez
Hay un antes de Clive Barker y un después de Clive Barker.
Buena parte de esta antología está dedicada al subgénero que en el terror se conoce como "alegoría moral", historias donde a la gente mala le pasan clsas malas, y buena parte de esos cuentos estan entre regular y mas o menos buenos. Sin embargo se destacan algunos ya hacia el final, y sobre todo se percibe en algunos autores esa mezcla de gore y animalidad humana que Barker terminaría de catalizar en los 80s.
Recomendable para los fans de
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Jeannie Sloan
Apr 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Not a bad book but really nothing special.I have read SO MANY anthologies that i tend to be picky. This book had a lot of the stories that i really don't like namely stories about cruelty and serial killers. If it had had more stories of the supernatural I think that i would have liked it more.
There are much better anthologies out these so you may not want to waste your time with this one.
Dylan
Jun 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I haven’t read much of the “new” horror from 1992, but I wouldn’t doubt that “Best New Horror 3” really is the best the year offered. Editors Stephen Jones and Ramsey Campbell have collected a wide range of short horror stories (and one novella) from relatively-unknown authors that explore varied ideas: the ghosts of soldiers sprung from war-time, the Medusa mythology, the deceit of politicians, gender issues, and relationships. Some of the stories are meditative psychological chillers, while ot ...more
Paula
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, books-i-own
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Isidore
Sometime in the late 1980s I stopped reading weird fiction. The twin hammer blows of Stephen King and Clive Barker had, it seemed to me at the time, pretty much destroyed the subtlety and sophistication which the genre had acquired in its peak years. For one who esteemed Blackwood, Machen, M.R. James, and Lovecraft, the return of Penny Dreadfuls and sadism-for-sadism's sake was so discouraging that I gave up on the whole business.

To celebrate the silver anniversary of the first Stephen Jones "Be
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Jien
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. Overall this is a satisfying read, and it's worth the time getting through it for the few gems: "Ma Qui" by Alan Brennert is probably my favorite of the stories in this book that I have read. "The Braille Encyclopedia" by Grant Morrison was twisted, but it reminded me of Hellraiser which is probably my favorite horror movie.

I will say though that there are quite a few stories in this collection that are uninteresting: going nowhere and not
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Angie
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A collection of forgettable hardcore dark horror stories, with the exception of 'Ma Qui' by Alan Brennert. If you only read one story from this book (and that's probably a wise choice) make it that one.
Greg Kerestan
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These anthologies are some of my favorite reading material for long car rides, beach vacations or cruises. This one has three of my favorite, most haunting and disturbing stories: "Where Flies are Born," "Taking Down the Tree" and Grant Morrison's "The Braille Encyclopedia." Strongly recommended.
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