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Shivers VI

(Shivers #6)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the sixth entry in this award-nominated and best-selling anthology series! Shivers VI is by far the largest volume to date and the first volume in the series to be published as Limited Edition and Lettered Edition hardcovers signed by the editor for the collectors in addition to the affordable trade pape
Paperback, 410 pages
Published 2010 by Cemetery Dance
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Aug 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chizmar
1st: serial, by blake crouch & jack kilborn.
heh! 'bout some serial killers. some nasty business in this story, the means of one...something you may not have read elsewhere. i believe it (the method) has reached a national audience. they get theirs

2nd: the crate, stephen king.
a crate is found by the janitor, a crate from june 19, 1843, if i remember rightly. and inside? heh! this story kinda goes along w/at least one, or more, of the 4 stories in full dark no stars, th
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2011, anthology, horror
Pretty good anthology for Halloween, and several stories gave me the willies. I started with mini-reviews for each of the stories, but then got lazy. Aside from the ones below, I liked "Palisado", "Ghost Writer in My Eye", "I Found a Little Hole", and "Mole."

A couple of stories got a little squicky, but I suppose that is to be expected in the horror genre.

Rating: each story varies in the type and intensity of the content, throughout the book there is a range from PG to R,
John W
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Excellent collection of short stories. Contains:
"Serial" by Blake Crouch & Jack Kilborn
"The Crate" a novella by Stephen King
"The Last Beautiful Day" by Brian James Freeman
"Cobwebs" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"The Old Ways" by Norman Prentiss
"Waiting for Darkness" by Brian Keene
"Like Lick 'Em Sticks, Like Tina Fey" by Glen Hirshberg
"Ghost Writer in My Eye" by Wayne Allen Sallee
"Palisado" by Alan Peter Ryan
"Stillness" by Richard Thomas ...more
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This anthology I thought was well done. Without being too spoiley, some of the stories were very "out of the box," which is what I enjoy. One story, (for me), stood out: "Trouble Follows," by David B. Silva was one of those masterpieces that is SO rare these days. Stephen King also had, for the first time in print, "The Crate," which was made into a short for the movie "Creepshow" in the 80s. If you like top-notch writing (and don't mind reading 410 pages, since some are novella stories) you WIL ...more
Rachel Guffey
I received this book through GoodReads giveaway program and I'm so glad I did! If you like those spine-tingling tales, this is definitely the book for you! All the stories were well written and each had its own unique plot line. I would definitely recommend this book.
The rockabilly werewolf from Mars
On the whole, I enjoyed this anthology. Although not all the stories were to my taste (I mostly prefer supernatural horror; non-supernatural stories need to be especially atmospheric to hold my attention), there is a fine piece by Peter Straub, and a Stephen King story that is rarely anthologized. Also worth noting is Palisado, a neat atmospheric piece by one of the major figures in the 80s "quiet horror" movement. One piece that disappointed me was The Old Ways. From the name, I was expecting s ...more
Alison C
Richard Chizmar is the editor of Cemetery Dance, both a quarterly magazine and a publishing house that specializes in horror/dark fantasy. As is obvious by the title, Shivers VI is the sixth entry in a series of horror/dark fantasy anthologies featuring original (i.e., not previously published) stories from a number of writers, including Brian Keene, Al Sarrantonio, Lisa Tuttle, Melanie Tem, David Silva, Peter Straub and Stephen King, among others. As always, some stories struck me more forceful ...more
On the whole a resolutely mediocre anthology, containing (despite the cover) surprisingly little supernatural fiction. Two crime stories (by Peter Straub and Brian Hodge) are among its best entries; there are also nifty exercises in unclassifiable bizarrarie by Nate Southard, a writer new to me, and the late, very much lamented Alan Ryan, returning all too briefly to a field in which he was once a dominant figure.
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I received this book through GoodReads giveaway and I'm so glad I did because it contains a short story by Stephen King called "The Crate", which is a previously unpublished story. The first story in the collection called "Serial." This short story is about what might happen when two serial killers meet. All the stories were well written and each had its own unique plot line. I would definitely recommend this book.
Extremely varied collection of short fiction, ranging from excellent to really bad stories. My favorite was the opener, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn's "Serial". From there, the stories go up and down in quality. And Brian Keene's contribution is one page long. Okay overall, but I wouldn't spend money on a book like this. Glad it was at my local library!
Tom Mueller
I'll read more of Scott Nicholson's work. His short piece in this collection is set in a post nuclear fallout world. The Dystopian theme is one of my favorites.
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