Er in American Psycho so clearly it must be a good oneJack Finney Contents of the Dead Man s Pocket Companion piece to Jack London s To Build a Fire one of the all time great short stories This guy lives way up on the 16th floor in a NYC apartment and is writing a crucial work related document a window is opened wind blows document out apartment and is writing a crucial work related document a window is opened wind blows document out the window where it comes to rest on the small related document a window is opened wind blows document out the window where it comes to rest on the small which runs under the windows but about 15 feet away He steps outside to retrieve it and the nightmare begins Great contrast between inside normal and outside hell Apparently Stephen King ripped off this idea for one of his storiesNigel Kneale Oh Mirror Mirror Creepometer reading 77Lunatic aunt eeps pretty blonde girl relative prisoner and convinces her she s ugly Great study of insanityAnthony Vercoe Flies A starving tramp breaks into a vacant Elizabethan house in Holborn and is transported back in time to the height of the Great Plague He finds a rotting corpse and big blowflies attack him Oh well you had to be thereAngus Wilson Raspberry Jam Two batty old lesbian alcoholics have an inappropriate friendship with a boy This is a Good OneI Guess These Horror oneI guess these horror are like a time capsule of the fears and obsessions of the age If so people in 1958 were scared of hulking retired surgeons with a Nazi past and a big libraryAnd now on to volume two. Ror like The Fly or His Beautiful Hands; and of utter chilling terror like The Horror in the MuseumThe perfect bedside book for those with nerves of ste. I think I had about twenty of the thirty volumes that make Up Series I this series I recall being bowled over by up this I clearly recall being bowled over by tale involving a man whose skull had been invaded by spiders I don t now which anthology that story is in Not this one It doesn t matter because what is in here is fantastic Of the twenty two tales only one hit a bum note it being THE HOUSE OF HORROR by Seabury uinn It s one of his Jules de Grandin yarns many of which I ve read elsewhere and just felt a little out of place in this otherwise sterling collection Highlights were THE COPPER BOWL by George Fielding Eliot gruesome FLIES by Anthony Vercoe and the brilliant THE PORTOBELLO ROAD by Muriel Spark It s four decades or so since I last read this anthology I didn t remember any of the stories they all felt fresh and new to me and I had a blast I can t wait to start on volume two One of my early exposures to horror fiction and it hooked me This is the first place I found Contents of the Dead Man s pocket by Jack Finney and I thought it was just the perfect horror storie There s a lot of good stuff here though including Flies and others The First Pan Book of Horror Stories has a lot to answer for It was the first horror anthology I ever read some fourteen years ago now I guess I was hooked from the start and I w From 1958 to 1988 The Pan Book of Horror Stories was the Specially selected for Pan here are 22 terrifying tales of horror by such famous authors as Peter Fleming CS Forester Bram Stoker Angus Wilson Noel Lang.
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