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The Best of Cemetery Dance (The Best of Cemetery Dance )

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Hardcover, 786 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Baltimore: Cemetery Dance (first published 1998)
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Conal Cochran
Sadly, this book is nearly impossible to get--as is the case with so much great horror. But if you're lucky enough to have a library nearby, or to pick up a pricey copy online, do it. If you can't, then go to Cemetery Dance, look at the table of contents, and track down each story a la carte. You'll rarely be disappointed. This is essential horror reading.

My personal favorites:
"Halceldama" by Gary Braunbeck. It was the basis for "Coffin Country" by him, and it's a phenomenal gutpunch of a story
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Holly
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-books
Love, love, love! A great collection of stories. Highly recommended for any horror fan.
Robb Bridson
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
There were a few really good horror stories in here, but the majority were bland. It starts off fairly strong and toward the end gets weak.
It appears that in the '90s, dark crime stories were the in thing, and I really didn't care for many of those.
My favorites of the collection were two stories I'd already read: Stephen King's "The Chattery Teeth" which I read in another compilation and Bentley Little's "The Mailman" (not the novel by the same author) which I read in his collection. Some of th
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Ashley
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
For a collection of "the best of" this really didn't impress me. Most of the stories had me questioning if they were really horror, and in some cases if the story was just snuff. There were few gems, but most of it gave me a serious case of boredom or disgust. I can't say don't read it, because once every 7 or 8 stories you'll find one worth reading.
Daniel DeLappe
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ketchum, Garton, Little. I love short stories and Cemetery Dance publishes some of the best. Cemetery Dance is a fantastic magazine and if you have not read the magazine pick up an issue and give it a read
Teresa
Feb 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Some of the stories were excellent, while others just left me confused
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The Best of Cemetery Dance (2 books)
  • The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 1
  • The Best of Cemetery Dance Vol. II