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Widowmakers: A Benefit Anthology of Dark Fiction Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00NN9G7U2
- Publisher : Widowmaker Press (September 16, 2014)
- Publication date : September 16, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 4952 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 733 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,606,322 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I haven't been this impressed with an anthology since Kirby McCauley's DARK FORCES.
Something for every taste, and not a single sour apple in the basket.
Tales gathered together from the best in the genre, from the old guard to the young guns.
This is the anthology by which all others will be measured, one that will please every horror fan, and have you filling your shelves with the works of the authors you discovered, or rediscovered, within it's pages.
And then you'll fill a shelf with the works of James Newman.....because anyone who could inspire such an incredible response is obviously someone you'll want to get to know.
Highest possible recommendation.
I have to say this was the second anthology one of the stories I had read first as a stand alone, then in another audio collection before I found it here. There's a good reason it's been published so much, ArborEATum,by Evans Light,
is so unique,to epitomize the hypocrisy and realistic attitude of the self righteous. The christian readers might find it in their nightmares. Remember this is my personal review, keep an open mind, don't let me dissuade you from purchasing ,all comes out well in the end.
The others were quite well written and several had new themes, with surprise endings. I'd highly recommend it for mature readers especially.
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Putting it quite simply, you will not see another book like this for a very long time, if ever. It's a benefit anthology for James Newman. He had a fight with a tree earlier this year and lost. Quite dramatically. Given the fact that he is known as one of the nicest horror authors you could ever meet, some of his buddies got together and submitted stories and poems to fill this book with the proceeds going to James to help with medical expenses.
And fill it they did! Over 800 pages with 47 stories, all by different authors make this one brick of a book and one that will stay with you for a very long time. We are talking about the best in the business in horror and dark fiction all in one place giving you the reading experience of your life.
It would be unfair of me to try and single out specific stories as being better than others because there aren't any. Every word written in this book will thrill you and scare you till your heart's content. If you like horror and dark fiction then this is a must buy for your shelf. Or at least put it on a table cause it might cause your shelf to sag a bit.
Congratulations also must go to Pete Kahle for pulling this together and editing it in such a fantastic way.
This book is a masterpiece. 15 stars!
At an estimated 833 pages, it would be quite a task to review and give a synopsis for each of the entries so let’s do this instead: the shortest ones are poems at a few pages each; the longest one is a novella by James A. Moore at sixty pages. Whether the story is about a vengeful ghost (Wagonner), or ghosts of the past (Kelly), or the less-than-idyllic suburbia (Garton), or creatures of the night vs. ‘shine runners (Williams), or Brian Hodge making me feel very uneasy and making me run for mommy, or the quirkiness of Jeff Strand, or the in-your-face and gratuitous horror of Brian Keene, or quiet and unsettling approach of Prentiss and Yardley, the horror version of Kafkaesque terror by Gash… all the stories are solid and cover a wide enough territory to please everyone. Or at least most people. I know I felt satisfied when I finished the book.
A few of the contributions are brand new but most of the stories seem to be reprints. Not every story has a copyright notice and some I recognized to be reprints only because I’ve read them before. Keith Minnion's art is great too - but it always is.