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[ Read Online Hauntings ↠´ niger PDF ] by Ellen Datlow ✓ Above average anthology by Datlow about ghosts and haints Before I go on very far let me just state that I m partial to ghosts and haunts over most of the other conventional horror tropes, werewolves, zombies, vampires, etc That already puts this on ahopeful footing for me And don t expect any of these others here, because they aren t These stories are all reprints so we don t have the occasional problems that crop up with solicited anthologies, sub par material On the other hand you probably will have read a few of these elsewhere, but most are worth revisiting There are some truly outstanding offerings here, even the Joyce Carol Oates story is good There are a few average, but no real stinkers to drag things down.
The Spookiest Of Specters Inhabit This Spine Tingling Anthology Compiled By An Acclaimed Editor Of The Horror Genre That Collects The Most Chilling Ghost Stories From The Past Years The Human Obsession With The Mysteries Of The Afterlife Is Explored In These Supernatural Tales Of Haunted Houses, Lost Souls, Unexplained Phenomena, And Good Neighbors Neil Gaiman S Closing Time Is A Troubling Tale Recounted By An Elderly Man On A Cold Drizzly Night In London While Joyce Carol Oates Haunted Is A Chilling Story Of Two Young Girls Drawn To Abandoned Houses And What They Find In One Francis Wardwell Is Eager To Inform Readers That Everything They Think They Know About Ghosts Is Wrong In Peter Straub S Hunger An Introduction, And George R R Martin S Remembering Melody Stresses The Importance Of Keeping Promises No Matter The Consequences Fans Of A Good Ghost Story Will Find This Collection The Ideal Go To For ChillsContent Anna By F Paul Wilson Cargo By E Michael Lewis Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie By Pat Cadigan Hunger A Confession By Dale Bailey Delta Sly Honey By Lucius Shepard Nothing Will Hurt You By David Morell The Ammonite Violin Murder Ballad By Caitl N R Kiernan Haunted By Joyce Carol Oates The Have Nots By Elizabeth Hand Closing Time By Neil Gaiman Mr Fiddlehead By Jonathan Carroll The Fooly By Terry Dowling The Wall By Paul Walther The Pennine Tower Restaurant By Simon Kurt Unsworth Distress Call By Connie Willis The Horn By Stephen Gallagher Everybody Goes By Michael Marshall Smith Transfigured Night By Richard Bowes Hula Ville By James P Blaylock The Bedroom Light By Jeffrey Ford Spectral Evidence By Gemma Files Where Angels Come In By Adam L G Nevill Two Houses By Kelly Link I can understand the negative reviews of this book, because i can see how if you are expecting really scary stories, this may be disappointing It s not really horror stories They are mainly ghost stories, and a lot of them were subtle in their creepiness I didn t enjoy all of the stories or even understand them all, some were confusing , but even the ones I didn t like as much I still thought were written well Every author featured in this anthology is an amazing writer I didn t expect that when I started reading this book It sounds weird but some of the stories were beautiful Cargo was my favorite, it was a tragic one but it was written very well Definitely haunting like the title of the book suggests Most of the stories definitely haunted me for a while after I finished them, I couldn t stop thinkin originally appeared on my blog, The Arkham Digest.
When purchasing an anthology, the first thing that readers typically look at is the table of contents to see which authors are represented I admit, this is one of the things I look at when picking up an anthology as well, but not the first thing I look at The very first thing I check The editor Each editor is different, and has his her own tastes When a reader reads an anthology that they find to be exceptional, they should not only remember which authors blew them away, but which editor compiled the satisfying volume And when a reader finds an editor whose tastes align with theirs then they found something special.
What I am getting at is simple Ellen Datlow has long ago caught my attention as one of the premiere editors working in the genre today Wheneve Above average anthology by Datlow about ghosts and haints Before I go on very far let me just state that I m partial to ghosts and haunts over most of the other conventional horror tropes, werewolves, zombies, vampires, etc That already puts this on ahopeful footing for me And don t expect any of these others here, because they aren t These stories are all reprints so we don t have the occasional problems that crop up with solicited anthologies, sub par material On the other hand you probably will have read a few of these elsewhere, but most are worth revisiting There are some truly outstanding offerings here, even the Joyce Carol Oates story is good There are a few average, but no real stinkers to drag things down.
A dose of haunting stories to give you sleepless nights.
Hauntings was such a creepy collection of ghost stories that I found I could read only a few each night to avoid disturbing dreams Ellen Datlow is a master at collecting stories that complement each other Most of these seemed to have a theme dealing with children or innocence lost.
Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie by Pat Cadigan5 5Sad and twisted A young boy always the victim of cruelty from the other children, perpetually scared and trying to run away Oddly enough, I got the creepy heebie jeebiesfrom him as an adult than I did from the ghost haunting him as a child I can imagine that maybe this was one way how a serial killer could develop.
Hunger A Confession by Dale Bailey5 5Sometimes we have a love hate relationship with our family members This little story took that concept and ran with it I could totally relate and I t A dose of haunting stories to give you sleepless nights.
Hauntings was such a creepy collection of ghost stories that I found I could read only a few each night to avoid disturbing dreams Ellen Datlow is a master at collecting stories that complement each other Most of these seemed to have a theme dealing with children or innocence lost.
Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie by Pat Cadigan5 5Sad and twisted A young boy always the victim of cruelty from the other children, perpetually scared and trying to run away Oddly enough, I got the creepy heebie jeebiesfrom him as an adult than I did from the ghost haunting him as a child I can imagine that maybe this was one way how a serial killer could develop.
Hunger A Confession by Dale Bailey5 5Sometimes we have a love hate relationship with our family members This little story took that concept and ran with it I could totally relate and I t Like most people, when I decide whether or not to buy an anthology, I first check the cover or maybe even the index to see what authors have stories within it If I see that it has multiple writers whose works I enjoy, I willoften than not purchase it However, there s something to be said about the editor or, in some cases, editors of these story collections as well I have a short list of editors that I will buy an anthology of, regardless of whether or not I have even heard of the writers it contains, and Ellen Datlow is at the top of that list She has this crazy knack of consistently putting together stellar anthologies and Hauntings is no different.
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This is my second anthology from Datlow also an autographed copy , and I had higher hopes for this one The anthology, as in the title, deals with Hauntings and the ghosts surrounding them Datlow also makes note in her introduction, the majority of the stories involve children or memories of childhood, a time where we are most vulnerable to fear Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie by Pat CadiganIn the opening story, a man recalls childhood memories of hide and seek, and his fears of being found, which he runs away from However, the ghosts of the past continue to haunt him 3 5 Hunger A Confession by Dale BaileyAn older brother torments his younger brother with scary stories until one of them might be real 4 5 Cargo by E Michael LewisThis story was also collected in Datlow s The Best Horror of the Year Volume One It tells the story of soldiers bringing back the dead from Jonestown The story w This is a somewhat weak anthology compiled by someone whom I ve long considered to be the premier editor of horror and fantasy fiction There are some good stories, most of them in the first half the pieces by Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Kelly Link, David Morrell, Caitlin R Kiernan, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan and Dale Bailey are all well worth reading That may seem like a lot, but there s quite a bitSome of the stories are much too light and silly for my tastes, like Jonathan Carroll s story about an imaginary friend come to life, or a story about haunted furniture by F Paul Wilson who seems to be obsessed with unborn babies There were several others that I simply didn t get at all.
Datlow s commissioned anthologies of original fiction are always superb, but between this which covers work done from the early eighties till now and As always, Ellen Datlow picks the finest of the genre to include in this anthology I think she s done one antho that I didn t absolutely love, and this isn t it Hauntings is delicious.
There is something incredibly satisfying about anthologies for me I like them as they are perfect night time reads, as in you can read one or two of the short stories and put the book down instead of staying up all night Of course this completely depends on not being completely engrossed in the stories and wanting to read all of them at once because they are so good I also like them as it takes skill to tell an entire story in just a few pages rather than over the course of a trilogy or a lengthy series It is also not something that a whole lot have mastered Essentially you are hooking me with the first paragraph and giving me enough to build a world, tell a story, have some plot and character development, all within a few pages Now admittedly I am the kind of gal who looks at the authors who have done some of the stories, but there is one person whom I In the introduction, Ellen Datlow says, As I put together this anthology, I noticed again and again how so many of the stories involve children, and she s not kidding just over half the stories in this book have children, childhood, or a parent child relationship as a central motif She tries to explain what s interesting about that stuff in the context of supernatural horror, but it s a real problem for the collection if you find the themes she mentions boring or hackneyed I m not saying that stuff automatically makes a ghost story weaker for me, but all the children related stories collected here do seem pretty bad.
A number of other stories are whimsical or jokey or wry, which I guess may also be something I don t like in horror fiction, though I realize it s a traditional element of ghost stories as a genre.
There were a few stories that delivered some of what I had hoped for, t I can understand the negative reviews of this book, because i can see how if you are expecting really scary stories, this may be disappointing It s not really horror stories They are mainly ghost stories, and a lot of them were subtle in their creepiness I didn t enjoy all of the stories or even understand them all, some were confusing , but even the ones I didn t like as much I still thought were written well Every author featured in this anthology is an amazing writer I didn t expect that when I started reading this book It sounds weird but some of the stories were beautiful Cargo was my favorite, it was a tragic one but it was written very well Definitely haunting like the title of the book suggests Most of the stories definitely haunted me for a while after I finished them, I couldn t stop thinkin

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