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Fredric Brown
Birth date: October 29, 1906
Died: March 11, 1972
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Tannat rated it 2 months ago
This is a short story collection that might be best described as within the off-kilter section of the hard-boiled detective genre. There's humour, an Arsenic and Old Lace reference (which I suppose would have been pretty current when it was written), and a lot of people trying to get away with murde...
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Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 months ago
PARDON MY GHOULISH LAUGHER is a collection of mystery stories from the detective pulps. Most of these tales were originally written back in the 1940's. What fun! All of these stories have the possibility of being supernatural tales, but all end up having a perfectly reasonable explanation. What's ...
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Char's Horror Corner rated it 1 year ago
This was a thoroughly enjoyable collection of short stories, superbly narrated by Matt Godfrey. I can see now why Stephen King gave Fredric Brown and specifically this collection a special mention in his non fiction book about influential horror written during the 1950's through the 1970's: Danse Ma...
asandwich rated it 4 years ago
This collection really does take the term 'short story' to the extreme. Many are less than a single page long, in fact, and are really more of a series of tableaux than actual stories.Still, there's some interesting ideas here; very much in the 'shocking twist' style of its Twilight Zone-era contemp...
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I've been reading quite a few science fiction books lately, particularly anthologies, and this one stands out as special. It's comprised of the 26 stories voted into the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" as the best in the genre under 15,000 words by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Spanning fro...
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