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- Print Length: 148 pages
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- Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 11, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LLIGMI
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Why am I not surprised?
I've read a few of Scott Nicholson's stories and I love the way he writes, but to have a collection of
them that kept me moving from page to page with hardly a pause in between, has been
a true delight.
I'm in the Halloween spirit after reading these stories dealing with death in every form you can imagine.
I have to say my favorite is "Sung Li", the story of a doll that sits in a cabinet of curios, and this has
nothing to do with the fact that my late husband was Asian:)
His short, short, "One Sick Puppy", explains his writings and increases my desire to wish I could meet
him in person.
Add to this the bonus of "The Cutting Room" by Shane Jiraiya Cummings and "Black" by Tim Lebon
and you'll have some enjoyable reading if you enjoy this genre.
You certainly can't beat the low cost of Scott's books. Give them a try; you won't regret it.
In the Family--
Dark story about not wanting to let something go
The Cutting Room--
This is just one of those make your skin crawl stories about the supernatural. One of the longest in the book and probably one of the best. Have to keep my eye out for Shane Jiraiya Cummings' other works.
Possessed china doll? Or a kid making up a story? Creepy. Nuff said.
The Devil's Doormen--
The most twisted in the bunch. It's so twisted some of it is almost funny...only it isn't because it's too disturbing
I liked the other stories as well, except for Black which I found to be meandering and rather pointless quite frankly...but it's still worth the price of admission to read the other ones in this collection!
The collection starts well and ends well, but wobbles a bit in the middle. The worst story in the collection is actually by one of the guest authors, Tim Lebbon. "Black," by Lebbon is a rambling, sometimes nearly incoherent novelette about a mass killer and a woman he meets who wants to inflict a supernatural punishment on him for his crimes. The story is about twice as long as it needs to be and a real chore to wade through. A couple of Nicholson's own stories are also somewhat weak, but at least they are a good bit shorter.
Fortunately, most of the stories in the book are quite good. Some of them have story lines styled after "Tales from the Crypt." in which evil doers get their comeuppance in a bizarre manner. Nicholson gets off to a good start with "Timing Chains of the Heart," a story in which a hit-and-run driver's victim returns to accompany him on his future travels. It's familiar territory but very cleverly done because Nicholson uses automobile similes and metaphors in nearly every paragraph to describe what's going on ("her bones rattled like lug nuts in a hubcap"). Another tongue-in-cheek tale is "The Devil's Doormen" in which a college-age slacker whose only ambition in life is being lead singer/guitarist in a heavy metal band discovers just what Satanic lengths his mother will go to in order to make his dream come true.
One of the better stories in the collection has no supernatural elements at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A collection of creepy tales. Things that go bump in the night at friendly by comparison. Monster creatures coexist with supernatural imaginings. Read with the lights on.Published 24 months ago by Kindle Customer
Honestly, I think pound-for-pound, story-for-story Nicholson is a better horror writer than Stephen King. Read morePublished on August 19, 2014 by elfshanx
this is well written and has a very good plot. I really enjoyed reading this book, it keep my interest during the whole book.Published on June 22, 2014 by Mary
This collection of short stories could be labeled as horror or thriller or something in between those two. They are dark and often disturbing. They are also well written. Read morePublished on May 31, 2014 by Guy with Beard
Pretty darn good spooky stories here. Plus, it was free. You can't beat that!Published on April 18, 2014 by B. Cooper
This collection is innovative in its creepiness. Some of the endings are completely unexpected, which make the stories even more delightful. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Kels
This is a great collection of short stories, I especially enjoyed Scott's afterword, One Sick Puppy,I, too, have unfortunately referred to him as writing in the horror genre, but... Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by reads too much
I've just recently came across Scott and his work, and almost everything I've read prior to this was set in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, and always gave you (at least a... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Frank Pero
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