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Horror For Good - A Charitable Anthology [Kindle Edition]

Jack Ketchum , F. Paul Wilson , Ray Garton , Ramsey Campbell , Joe R. Lansdale , Benjamin Kane Ethridge , Jeff Strand , Joe McKinney , Lee Thomas , Lisa Morton
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Book Description

Cutting Block Press proudly presents the editing team of Mark C. Scioneaux, Robert Shane Wilson, and R.J. Cavender, bringing you an anthology representing a fine array of material that fully embodies the essence of horror, including works delving into multiple sub and crossover genres. Cooked up in this anthology is a selection of short stories from international bestselling authors as well as hot new talents.

This is a charitable anthology. All revenues, less direct costs for production, marketing and distribution (net profits of each purchase, estimated to be at least 10% to 15%) will be donated to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.


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  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cutting Block Press; Volume 1 edition (May 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084FO7N4
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,091 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will win awards! May 21, 2012
Format:Paperback
OK, this is "A Charitable Anthology". All proceeds will be donated to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, which is a great cause that I would hope we all would want to support.

Now we've got that out of the way, let's forget it. For the purposes of this review, this is just another horror anthology and I'm going to judge it on that basis alone.

It's not a small collection. There are thirty-two stories in all and twenty-one of those are original to this collection. One of them is the author's first published work. The eleven reprints are pretty rare material, by popular horror writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Ray Garton, F. Paul Wilson and Jack Ketchum. You'd be challenged to acquire copies of the original appearances of these stories now.

There isn't a turkey amongst them! Trust me, I searched. Granted, there are some stories I didn't like as much as others, but the truth is (and I'm not saying this just because it's for a good cause remember) this is the highest quality collection of horror short stories I can remember reading for a very long time.

The anthology covers all sorts of horrors. There are ghosts, demons, werewolves and those vilest monsters of all- human beings. There are even zombies, but even these most overused of horrors are handled with remarkable flair and originality. There are passing nods to King, Lovecraft and Rod Serling, alongside traditional monsters and science fiction horrors.

There just isn't the room to comment on the individual stories in this review, but I've singled out a few for special mention.

Nate Southard's `Mouth', and Brad C.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Anthology of the Best May 20, 2012
By Michael
Format:Paperback
There are several reasons to buy and read a copy of Horror for Good.

First, proceeds go toward a good cause, with all revenues above the cost of production, etc.--at least 10%-15% according to the editors--pinpointed for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Second, it contains a short but powerful introduction by Rocky Wood, President of the Horror Writers Association and recent recipient of the Bram Stoker Award for Non-fiction. In it he aptly states that "Horror For Good is not just a title--it is an expression of the heart and soul of the horror literary community" as some of the best-known and lesser-known names in horror come together to present their tales for the good of a larger community.

Third, it includes some of the most influential names in the genre, all lending their considerable talents to a worthy enterprise: Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Lee Thomas, and F. Paul Wilson, to name just a few. A complete listing of all of the authors--and their awards and recognitions--would take far more space than this review.

Fourth, regardless of whether the author is a big-gun or a novice (one of the stories is the author's first published sale), all of the stories are well worth reading. They range from solid, no-holds-barred graphic horror, complete with dismemberments, cannibalism, torture, executions, and all of the other charming elements that make horror-fiction unique; to curiously gentle, almost loving evocations of ghosts, presences...even long-dead children at play.

If you are interested in helping others, in seeing how horror has developed in the past decades, in getting acquainted with new writers and re-acquainted with old favorites through new stories, in getting scared out of your pants--and enjoying every moment of it--Horror for Good is for you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All killer and no filler with 'Horror For Good'! November 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Ah, horror. The genre we all know and love. However, have you ever come across a horror tome that combines the writing prowess of a glut of top horror authors in one volume in order to support and raise awareness of a worthwhile cause? I hadn't...

Horror For Good is a charitable anthology of horror fiction with all net profits of each purchase, (estimated to be at least 10-15%) being donated to amFAR the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Horror anthology books, like their screen cousins, can often be a bit hit and miss. For every gem out there, there's a swathe of utter drivel... From the ouset, you know there is no danger of Horror For Good falling into the latter category since it is full to the gunwales with award-winning, experienced and talented horror writers such as Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, John F.D. Taff and Joe McKinney to name but a few! It's fair to say that it is a talent-heavy roster of names that provide stories spanning the horror genre from soul-eating wraiths to post-apocalyptic zombie goodness; from a horror spin on a fairy tale to inbred devil-worshippers, voodoo, werewolves and everything in between! With 32 short stories contained within, Horror For Good has something for all horror fans, regardless of taste. Here is a small selection of the highlights for me:

I always appreciate some undead post-apocalyptic horror and Jeff Strand provides the reader with a streetwise anti-hero in 'The Apocalypse Ain't So Bad'.

Established horror author Joe McKinney ramps up the action-horror and entertains with 'Sky of Brass, Land of Iron' while still developing a sense of depth and history in his tale.

In 'Returns', the soul of Jack Ketchum's main character is earthbound until he can help his loved one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I definitely recommend this book
I definitely recommend this book. I felt good about purchasing a book that the proceeds went to a worth while charity. However I also wanted good reading. I wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Arlene
3.0 out of 5 stars so-so
overall a few good stories, could have been many more.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for a greater cause.
We thoroughly enjoyed this book. My wife and I were overjoyed that it was dedicated to one of the most talented, giving, loving and unique people I have ever known, "Setchie"... Read more
Published 5 months ago by AV8R318
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
These stories were not printed under the guise of benevolence, each is a small treasure of concise thought. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mary Louise Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
This was a great group of stories! Like all anthologies, not every single story will always appeal to every reader but this anthology may be the exception (for me at least). Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Get your scare on for a great cause!
Horror For Good is an anthology of outstanding short works by a murderer's row of outstanding authors, all for a good cause (all revenues, less direct costs for production,... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Frank Raymond Michaels
4.0 out of 5 stars A great little anthology!
As a fan and author of short fiction, I'm always interested to see what else is out there. This is a great collection of horror fiction by some of the best up and coming authors.
Published 22 months ago by Luis DeJesus
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite anthology of 2012
In case you only just now stepped out of that rock you call a home, Horror for Good is a charity anthology of horror short stories, with contributions from many outstanding authors... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Max
3.0 out of 5 stars An average read
While the cause is worthwhile and important that should be separated from the contents of a book that was for me pedestrian. Read more
Published on September 10, 2012 by josephjpatchen
4.0 out of 5 stars well worth the money for charity
excellent novel of anthology, it is the best of the best for horror writers, I don't think there was one story that really disappointed. Read more
Published on August 20, 2012 by gail
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