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#1 Andie P

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

As some of you may now know I am a huge horror fan!! :P I have been trying to find some really good short stories out there. I have read a few of Stephen Kings short stories (and I am sorry to say this, truly!) I haven't found one I really like.

I have read a few on the net including on Wyrd Books and Black Static. Just wondering if anyone has come across any they would recommend?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Not sure if you've read any of his work, but horror and short-stories springs Edgar Allen Poe to mind.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Oh right, thanks Bree, will google that now. By the way...loving your name!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

I can't say I've read it but it got some great reviews, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. Certainly on my wish list as I love horror as well.

http://www.amazon.co...35823922&sr=8-1

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:50 AM

I agree with Edgar Allen Poe. If you're after classic horror stories, you could look into Wordsworth's Tales of Mystery and Imagination series. They're collections of short stories written by many well-known authors (Bram Stoker, MR James, Henry James, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu...). There's a list of them at the Book Depository. They're all very cheap, but being classics, you can probably find them online for free.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:59 AM

Clive Barker's Books of Blood :smile:

http://en.wikipedia..../Books_of_Blood

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

OOh thanks everyone, will give these a go and let you know how I get on.

Thanks for your replies.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

I read the short horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe and my favourite is The Black Cat.

The short horror stories by Oscar Wilde are fine too.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

Thanks Laia, will check them out!

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

Hi @andie P read this book "The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe" i hope you would enjo it .



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

Not sure if you've read any of his work, but horror and short-stories springs Edgar Allen Poe to mind.

 

 

yes, poe! no horror without poe! 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

I agree AEPoe is the man



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

I found Poe rather lacking. :( However, Wilde and Le Fanu are both brilliant! :)



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

Daphne Du Maurier's short story "Don't Look Now" is brilliant.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

As much as I don't care for him, Palahniuk's "Guts" is horrific.

 

But if you want horror, I recommend Shelly.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:27 PM

i recommend all stephen kings short stories or the mammoth books of best new horror compilations are good too



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:07 PM

ive just got 2 zombie short story books. 21st Century Dead & The Mammoth Book of Zombies, look very good!



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:33 AM

As already identified by posters above, both Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe are horror specialists and excellent short story writers (although I do find Poe a little old-fashioned these days). I seem to remember Roald Dahl wrote a few stories that were dark and macabre, if not horror in the strictest sense.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

ive just finished Simon Clarks Hotel Midnight, book of short stories, enjoyed all of them but there were a couple that really caught my eye such as The Burning Doorway , Demon Me & more, good read!!



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:51 PM

Im reading a  book called The Collection by Bentley Little, 32 short stories, im halfway through and theres some very good stories in it so far.






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