Horror and Thriller

Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque

One cannot, I think, err when choosing to read one of Joyce Carol Oates’ anthologies of stories.    This volume, Haunted:  Tales of the Grotesque, is as good as any other at introducing the reader to one of the great anthologists and short fiction writers of the last century. Winner of several  O. Henry awards for her short fiction, Oates has also received the Rea Award for Achievement in the Short Story.  Oates clearly knows her way around the shadows and mists on the dark side of the imagination.

The Night Land

The Night Land

A planet covered in darkness and filled with monsters can be a serious impediment to true love.

The October Country

The October Country

“...that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay.”

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Supernatural Buchan

John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps (and its multiple subsequent film and television versions) is likely the work most closely associated with his name.

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The Wine-Dark Sea

Short stories are one of the best ways to quickly inject some pleasurable fear into your veins this time of year.

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