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Best New Horror 11

(The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #11)

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The internationally acclaimed annual collection of the bloodcurdling best in horror and dark fantasy, showcasing the very best writers working in the genre today.

Contents:

Halloween Street / Steve Rasnic Tem --
Others / James Herbert --
Growing things / T.E.D. Klein --
Unhasped / David J. Schow --
The emperor's old bones / Gemma Files --
The entertainment / Ramsey Campbell --
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 12th 2000 by Robinson Publishing
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Mike
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthologies
2.5/5 If you're into the history of literature, this might be worth checking out - it opens with a deeply tedious but very detailed summation of the major horror works of 1999, and it has stories from some of the biggest names in the genre. But as a selection of stories, this was disappointing and weak. Only a couple are worth reading, and none are exceptional.
Lucian Poll
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Halloween Street – Steve Rasnic Tem (3/5 – Laura is a strange girl. She has a face that’s hard to remember. Her eyes are impossible to describe. She doesn’t play with the other children, preferring instead to sit at her bedroom window, looking out on Halloween Street, a rundown part of town that strikes fear into the hearts of the local kids. Especially feared is the one house on Halloween Street that looks normal. Laura decides to go trick-or-treating one Halloween to the surprised relief of ...more
Jien
May 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointing. Mostly not even horror. Only one 5 star story, and two 4 star ones. One story was offensively bad. Also, serious sexism. Extremely scarce amount of female authors (2), and several of the stories had extremely sexist overtones throughout them. Details below.

1 Introduction - Excessively long and uninteresting. 0 stars

68 Halloween Street - Reread it but still didn’t get it. 1 star

75 Others - Not horror. Depressing social commentary, but not horror. 1 star

85 Growing Things -
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Tiffany Lynn Kramer
Several of these tails fit better in the category of weird rather than horror. Others simply don't work or proved forgettable the moment of competition. Thankfully there are some fantastic ones to be found that make this collection worth checking out.
Clint
Dec 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
There were some real stinkers here, but the awesome stories outweighed them. I don't have it with me and can't remember particulars, but the F Paul Wison story was a cool idea, but man he sucks as a writer these days, what a cheeseball. The story about the gay ghosts or whatever was also really bad, as well as the last story, "Tricks and Treats On Halloween Street," just eye-rollingly bad. Oh, and Ramsey Campbell, what a boring old coot these days. And James Herbert, oh god how low he has sunk! ...more
Andre
As always with the anthologies in this series, it is a real mixed bag of good and bad. In this case I would say there are moregood stories than bad. It seems that the short stories selected from well-known authors are often the ones that disappoint the most. James Herbert, Ramsey Campbell are examplesof that, although Neil Gaiman has a surprisingle well-written entry. Personal favorites are Lulu by Thomas Tessier and The Long Hall On The Top Floor by Caitlin R Kiernan.
Greg Kerestan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a worthwhile entry in the series, this one contains standouts like "The Emperor's Old Bones" and "One Night on Halloween Street." My only complaint, if you can call it one, is that "Pork Pie Hat" is somewhat overanthologized, and I've seen it in at least four of these upscale horror compilations.
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i have to say that the james herbert short was fucking awful.
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Compré este libro solo por la historia Growing Things de T.E.D. Klein, la cual leí, difruté y me confundió apenas minutos después que el libro fuera descargado en mi kindle. Pero bueno, había más historias y algunos autores de mi interés así que leí varias historias más:

* Halloween Street de Steve Rasnic Tem: había leído un solo cuento anteriormente que no estuvo mal. Este la verdad no me causó una gran impresión.
* Growing Things de T.E.D. Klein: como fuera mencionado, un cuento corto, muy sutil
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