From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Each time I just knew the next one would be the one to cast the spell, but it never happened.
At the very least, most readers will surely find themselves above being shocked by such themes as rendered in Oates' particular writing style.
In other words, Oates callously torments with psychologically ambitious images that leave the reader feeling, not entertained, but disturbed.
Haunted is my favorite Joyce Carol Oates collection thus far. Some of the stories just seem bizarre (yet still disturbing) while others
mesmerized me with well written... Read more
This is one of the best anthologies in the genre. It led me to read more from her, but so far, this one is the best as far as each story having an edge and none being repetitious... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ravenhill
Before picking up this book at my local library, I had read a couple of Ms. Oates's short horror fiction stories, and thought they were interesting enough to take another look at... Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Sandman72
Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque is an impeccable collection of stories, illustrating yet again why Joyce Carol Oates is one of this country's most underrated yet illustrious... Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Christian Engler
Joyce Carol Oates' Haunted is an excellent collection of stories that, for the lack of a better word, are "scary". Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by D. Sorel
Joyce Carol Oates, Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (Dutton, 1994)
I've been a fan of Joyce Carol Oates for coming up on twenty years now. Read more
I really looked forward to reading this collection of short stories. I love well-crafted, gothic tales, and from what I'd heard, Oates, an author I'd never before read, is... Read morePublished on August 17, 2006 by Scott William Foley
Please permit me an introduction...this is my newest ally, the pink and fluffy malcontent known as DREAD. Wanna meet his momma? Read morePublished on September 4, 2005 by Coroner