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People: A Horror Anthology about Love, Loss, Life & Things That Go Bump in the Night

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A loner hunts down his best friend’s beastly killer. A man discovers new life in the wake of a personal tragedy. An ancient mystery unfolds in the mountains of upstate New York. In Japan, a spirit finds a connection. A woman finds her new side business is fraught with unexpected terrors. A child makes a friend in an otherworldly boy. A high school prom cruise enters unchar ...more
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by Spooky House Press
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Syon Das
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this collection. The concept of infusing supernatural horror elements with the more sentimental and emotionally charged aspects of human nature, is not uncharted territory. However, it’s one that always hits home for me when it’s executed as well as Robert P. Ottone did here. If you have a pulse, there will be at least one story that you will be able to effortlessly relate to in some fashion. What I found most impressive about these tales, was the fact that they all shared the same level ...more
Jennifer *Last Book on the Left*
Last night I finished People which is a collection of short stories that make you think about them long after you're done reading. Not all of these stories are horrifying some are more sad than scary. While they deal with themes that could be considered horror (vampires, ghosts, aliens, etc...) some go in a different direction. I mean it says it right there in the title Love, Loss, Life & Things That Go Bump in the Night is really an apt description. ⁣⁣⁣
This was a beautiful collection, I real
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read Robert P. Ottone on reverse: his second book first, I really liked it, so I thought I tried this, his first and I was not disappointed: what a great debut.

The best two things I can say about the stories in this collection are that they are very original and that kept me interested from start to finish.

The premises are very varied and always witty.

I'm not really sure what more can I say without spoiling anything, if not that this collection is: original, well written and captivating.
Leah Lindeman
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Robert P. Ottone is genius in keeping the reader gripped! Tension mounts, and you can't help but read to the end to be satisfied.

That said, the endings were not what I expected. Despite the lack of fear pricking me all over (except for the endings of The Butcher and Kiwi), the endings were thought provoking and stayed with me for a while. There were deeper meanings to mine in each story. Which is more than fitting for a book called People.
Joshua Grant
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robert Ottone gets the blood pumping with a set of chilling short stories in People! From otherworldly visitors, to spirits, to unseemly business deals, Ottone’s stories manage to claw their way into your brain and nest there long after reading. Ottone knows how to slowly ratchet up the suspense making People loads of fun to read! If you’re looking to be creeped out, go ahead and crack this one open!
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was well written. Unfortunately, only two of the stories 'Kiwi' and 'The Dunderbergs' read as horror to me. Both 'The Butcher' and 'Take only what you need' were promising but then just ended which was disappointing. The stories weren't bad, they just weren't what I hoped for. ...more
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Robert P. Ottone is an author, teacher, and cigar enthusiast from East Islip, NY. He delights in the creepy. He can be found online at, or on Instagram/Twitter (@RobertOttone). His collections Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares and People: A Horror Anthology about Love, Loss, Life & Things That Go Bump in the Night are available now wherever books are sold. ...more

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