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My Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
I was given a copy for an honest review.This anthology was very good. It had a mix of classic horror and modern. The theme isn't apparent in all of the stories, which is places or situations you shouldn't enter. I enjoyed all the stories, which is very rare for an anthology. The Sir Arthur Conan Doy...
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a TeMPLe of WoRDS rated it 6 years ago
(This is a semi-review because I am only reviewing one story from the anthology at this time.) Until this short story, I had not yet had the pleasure of reading a Jonathan Janz story, despite the fact that I own one of his books (planning to read it this year) and have had numerous conversations w...
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target acquired rated it 7 years ago
in this excellent collection of short stories, Dunbar mines both horror tropes and, more interestingly, the inevitable degradation of self within a varied range of vividly depicted and toxic closed circles. the breadth of these stories - from tenement to moldering southern 'mansion' to space station...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 7 years ago
Dunbar's prose is so economical, think of the opposite of Lovecraft, no word is wasted. I think this is intentional. Still, details build as eeriness evolves. I can't say I "get" all the stories in this collection but I enjoyed the entire book and would recommend it to anyone interested in modern...
MizNikki rated it 8 years ago
This read has all the elements of a good horror read; a backwoods town, an outcast, local lore, a monster, and lots of characters to kill off. I found The Pines to be disjointed sometimes; going from one thought to another without any reasoning and from character to character without a point. The di...
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