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Tales from The Swollen Corpse [Kindle Edition]

Sam Williams
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

17 tales of Pulp horror.

Here you will find… A bloody hammer or two when workers of a mega home improvement store face-off against a zombie horde… A young boy discovers why some places on grandpa’s farm are forbidden… Here vampires will become scary again… and you’ll get to meet the malevolent Mr. Bags who has something he wants to show you.

Product Details

  • File Size: 288 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1257922432
  • Publisher: Sam Williams; 1 edition (July 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BE43RQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Fun!!!! July 26, 2011
By veruca
Format:Kindle Edition
These short stories are so much fun to read! You won't be able to get the eerie characters out of your mind for days.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fright & Fun July 19, 2011
By Erin
Format:Kindle Edition
Like any great horror story, Tales from the Swollen Corpse finds the perfect balance between fright and fun. The characters are great, not too full of themselves, not perfect protagonists, and the stories have plenty of comic relief. What else would you do if you were trapped in a hardware store being attacked by zombies besides load up on hammers, tool belts and painter suits? Really enjoyable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Price for a good scare July 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I've just finished reading the first story in this book and that alone was worth the purchase price. A really fun read great for beach reading especially if you like your beach reading to be spooky and gory. I can't wait to see what Sam comes up with next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting autopsy... May 20, 2012
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Reading this book reminds me of my mother's embalming stories... Expeditiously disturbing. The reader does not have to plod through page after page of boring writing, these stories hasten the horror. A variety of terrible tales, every story is a surprise. I would recommend this book to my friends, especially if they do not have the time, or patience, to read long stories.
If you love horror and want to read powerful stories, but will be interrupted frequently while you are trying to read, I would suggest this collection. This is perfect reading for someone traveling, reading in between responsibilities at work, or while caring for children.
The stories are well written and I will be keeping this in my collection...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I read "Rotted Soil", "The Vampire Next Door" and "Bad Drugs". Two of the three titles rocked me to my socks! I found it amazing just how much horror and character development occurred in those brief moments and left me hungering for more. I'm not going to tell which of the two were my favs, you're just going to have to read it yourself. You're bound to find some stories that will give you a good scare! I'd give it 4.5 stars rounded up overall.

For more good works with a Halloween theme please see my other reviews including a brief description along with appropriate age group for "Ghosties" by Gerald Hawksley children, "A Ghost Went Trick or Treating" by Gene Wilikers children "Mr. Spider (Spooky Spook)" by Hollyn Overton for children, "Don't Lend A Monster Your Favorite Toy" by Elwyn Tate for children, "My Mommy is a Zombie" by Nicholas Benedict, children "Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries" by D. C. Akers Pirates/Paranormal for Teen/YA, "Wicked Odd" and "Oddest Yet" by Steve Burt, Teen/YA "Zero Hunters #1" by Jay Carvajal Vampire/graphic novel for Teen/YA, "Of Evil and Darkness" by Jay Carvajal Paranormal/graphic novel for Teen/YA, "Dead Stop" by D. Nathan Hilliard Zombie/horror for Adults, "Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales + Poems (Illustrated)(Top Five Classics) Adults, "Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood, Adults"Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" Thriller/Adults, "Great British Horror Volume 1" Adults,and "13 Drops of Blood" by James Roy Daley, Horror/Adults. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have to agree with Bryan Verhanovitz (above). I enjoyed most of the stories here. Sadly, most of them fell short with the endings but were still just detailed enough to make me want to read the next story in the book. I did like the Mr. Bags story...I had so many unanswered questions! But that is exactly what makes it give you the shivers!
I was initially going to give this 3 stars but I liked the Mr. Bags story enough to up it to 4.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Good! May 30, 2012
By Rachel
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I really enjoyed this book! It was creepy good, I could not put it down. The imagery was great and the character depths were amazing. This book grabs you from page one and delivered a good scare. A wonderful read!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hate The Title,But Enjoyed The Text June 28, 2014
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This is a collection of shot stories,some are VERY short,but they were, for the most part engaging even if many of the plots were predictable. Many had a new spin on old stories.
I really enjoyed the tale of the girl who gave her boyfriend a very unusual gift of a tiny,perfectly made skeleton in a glass box. It had all the same creepiness as "A Trilogy Of Terror" which started Karen Black in the 70's.
I also liked the story of the turn-of-the-century farm family (ala Little House On The Prairie) and the way the story really spun into a solid dramatic Store. Not a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Just okay. It passed the time. Some of ...
Just okay. It passed the time. Some of the stories were okay, but it was really the spelling and grammar mistakes that really took me out of the whole experience. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jamie M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Tales from the swollen corpse
These stories are more cute than scary. I was expecting tales that were ghastly because of the title. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jeffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars great
well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the book
Published 11 months ago by Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent book
I enjoy horror stories. This book had a few good stories in it. This is a good book for people who have only a little amount of time to read in, you don't have to worry about being... Read more
Published 14 months ago by peggoty1
5.0 out of 5 stars Off the chain.
Great stuff,to the point and no unnessisarry reading.Stories did what they meant to do,shocked,horrified and delighted me.Keep them coming !
Published 16 months ago by Denise Latham
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
I had this book for some time and after the first story didn't find it very interesting so I set it aside. Read more
Published 21 months ago by S. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars decent
some stuck out..Apocalypse on Aisle Six..another zombie story, Mr, Bagneris makes you start thinking about creepy things in the woods. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars very pleasantly surprised!
Generally when you download an anthology of horror, you aren't expecting much. Even when it's made up from different authors, you are lucky if you maybe get one or two stories that... Read more
Published on May 19, 2013 by Yotafura
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun little book of stories
This is a great little collection of scary tales. I enjoyed them and would recommend this book overall. All in all very entertaining.
Published on April 30, 2013 by Kain
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT HORROR READ !
I LOVED this book, it was sooo creepy. This is what horror should be. These stories are not for the faint of heart, or kids. Ths book was a good creepy read. Read more
Published on January 23, 2013 by MELISSA
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More About the Author

Is a horror fan. It all started sometime in his early childhood when he discovered the midnight movie. His teenage years were spent combing the local video, book and comic stores for macabre delights. Since then he has been trying his hand at his favorite genre and has had short stories printed by various small press and E-zines.

He lives in Southern CA with his wife and son.

Check out his blog for news, flash fiction and more.

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