The Corona Book of Ghost Stories: The best in new short stories of the paranormal Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 471 KB
- Print Length : 152 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication Date : October 1, 2019
- Publisher : Corona Books UK (October 1, 2019)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07WW7XS26
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,574,721 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I must be getting jaded when it comes to ghost stories (I read many), as none of these were particularly surprising or suspenseful. I did enjoy reading the book however. My favorite stories were "Everything Here is Mine", "Anna in the Night", and "Ligeia". This is the kind of book you'll read once, happily enjoy while doing so, and likely never come back for a second go.
I rate it a 4, based on the FCP book review standard. Priced at $2.99 on Amazon, this is a good value and sure to entertain.
Full disclosure: I'm one of the authors. My short story, The Scrambler, is based on a real event that happened to me in Maine long ago. That's all I'll say about THAT, although I still feel a chill when I hear an old-fashioned telephone ring.
Swim at Your Own Risk, by Matthew Gorman is among my favorites. It takes place in a luxury hotel in Rome and involves a tourist who encounters a little girl at the hotel's swimming pool.
Button, Button by Eryn Hiscock absolutely blew me away. It begins humorously with a Civil War re-enactor turning up at a woman's home, asking for something to eat, and it slowly gets...weird.
All the tales in this anthology are worthwhile. I know I'll be reading them again and again.
My picks of the bunch are 'Ligeia' by Mike Sherer, a seductive tale of a dangerous Siren; 'The Garden' by Sue Eaton, an interesting take of eco-horror; 'Swim At Your Own Risk' by Matthew Gorman, simple yet terribly effective; 'The Walking Woman' by Christopher Wilson, a tragic haunting story, and 'Everything Here Is Mine' by J.A.W McCarthy, a dark tale of vengeance. Overall, an entertaining horror anthology and I'm happy to discover new authors to read!
Thank you to the publisher for a review copy.