- File Size: 1991 KB
- Print Length: 122 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 10, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0054R09VO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
American Horror Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This collection is full of a diverse cast of voices, each with their own story to tell and their own unique way of telling it. I found the collection a pleasant read and am pleased to report that the horror genre is alive and well.
Although I must admit, the most horrifying tale of all was Scott Nicholson's introduction, 'The Last American Horror Writer'. It painted a haunting picture of the utter disregard many people seem to have for the genre and the 'compromises' made in an attempt to pass off horror for what it wasn't by many big name authors. Like an iceberg calving into shards, the horror genre was splintering into several different sub-genres.
With the introduction of the Kindle and the free reign authors now possess on their own content, the future for horror, and all fiction, looks bright.
Ok, but as to the stories. Some are very good (Lisa Morton's EL CAZADOR, Maria Alexander's THOUGH THY LIPS BE PALE, and my personal fave, Simon Wood's THE SUNSEEKER), but the rest left me feeling like they were examples of exactly the sort of diluting horror Nicholson was bemoaning in his intro.
Overall, the book is fairly well edited. I found numerous spelling and formatting mistakes, all minor, but somewhat distracting. It's a shame because I really felt Scott was trying to raise the bar a bit. If anything, I think he maybe more firmly embedded it that much deeper into the wall.
The only downside is the last 20% of the book was synopsis off all the editors novels, and nothing about the writers in the collection except for a web address after each story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the stories quite a bit and enjoyed the variety. I am on a tear reading everything written or edited by Scott Nicholson. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Randy Morrison
The book is OK. Some of the stories I haven't heard of before. Some of these specials are OK for the price, but I will think a little longer in the future before I purchase... Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by C. J. Schwartz
I loved this short story collection of dark fiction. In all there are 8 stories by some wonderful authors: Kealan Patrick Burke, Simon Wood, and Joe McKinney among others. Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Char's Horror Corner