Dark Masques #(2022)
- Title: Dark Masques
- Author: J.N. Williamson Robert McCammon Jessica Amanda Salmonson Joe R. Lansdale David Knoles Ray Russell Charles L. Grant Gahan Wilson
- ISBN: 9780786014552
- Page: 407
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
[PDF] Dark Masques | by é J.N. Williamson Robert McCammon Jessica Amanda Salmonson Joe R. Lansdale David Knoles Ray Russell Charles L. Grant Gahan Wilson - Dark Masques, Dark Masques LOOK BEHIND THE MASQUES IF YOU DARE Enter a shadowy realm where nothing and no one is as it appears A place hidden from view nestled in the darkest recesses of your mind awaiting the perfect moment
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This is one of the best collections of dark horror short stories I ve read in a long time There were so many times I exclaimed, I wish I d written that It s great value for money with 46 stories included and most of them very good As with all short story collections, there are always some that readers won t enjoy but that depends on your tastes and it s great to have such a varied selection With so many stories on offer, I found I didn t mind skipping the odd one or two if I wasn t enjoying it S [...]
Above average collection of stories that were apparently from a semi regular publication called appropriately Dark Masques probably something like Charles Grant s Shadows anthologies The usual range of stuff including the ubiquitous King and Campbell stories do these guys ever get up from the typewriter This book must be fairly popular because it has been reprinted multiple times since 1995 when it first appeared This reprint is a mmpb from 2012.I had a lot of around the campfire fun with it.
I thought this title was really fun I really wanted to go with 3 and a half stars since there were a few drab stories in the book A decent percentage of the book was worth the time There were stories worthy of adapting to film for either TV or theaters I do recommend this book to the horror reader that likes a taste of the ghoulish style.
1 2 good writing, 1 4 excellent writing, 1 4 total crap.
This is one of the better short fiction horror genre anthologies I ve read, with a good and varied selection from authors both well known and obscure Most of the stories are not gory suspense than slasher, with few exceptions , and some have also been collected in science fiction anthologies, which helps indicate the range of material found in Dark Masques Most of the stories are good and several are quite good, with a better ratio of quality than often found in such collections I was pleasantl [...]
A better than usual collection of little horror tales Coming from someone who reads a fair number of these kind of collections, that s high praise Most of the stories were quite good Some were just okay Thankfully, only a couple were outright boring Some I had read before in other collections, King in particular, but then I think I ve read just about everything the man has written Well worth a read if you like horror shorts.
I absolutely loved this book Of all the short stories in contained, only 2 failed to wrap me up in there story lines I believe ive found some new authors in this book im looking forward to reading from as well I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the creepy, scary or horrible things that may lie in the darkness.
While this book did have a few redeeming qualities, due to a lack of editorial contribution I would not recommend.My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.
This collection contains some truly horrific gems The Man Who Drowned Puppies and Fish Story were quite appealing Stephen King s Popsy is here and still reads well after all these years I especially liked James Kisner s, The Litter Wish that writer was still with us.
Most of these short stories were not very good I d say only a quarter of them were entertaining.
I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection Some were great and others, well, not so great I have tried to read this collection cover to cover, but I still skip the ones I don t enjoy.
This is the first horror anthology I regret buying One or two of the stories were okay but the rest were mundane not scary poorly written.
Some good creepy stories
Laced with the talent of a hundred boring writers, and the reception of a thousand bored readers Even The King couldn t inspire me beyond a slight yawn as a critical response.
I was a it disappointed with the short stories Some were ok, othersh.My best was The Near Departed by Richard Matheson an that was only because it made me laugh.
I read this a few years ago and forgot I enjoyed most of the short stories.
1.5 stars, but I m trying to be generous The stories were for the most part just not that interesting I found myself reading only a couple all the way through and skimming the rest of the book What a disappointment this book was.
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