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1. The Historian
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2. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
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3. The Ruins
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4. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower,
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5. American Psycho (Vintage Contemporaries)
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6. A Hunger Like No Other (The Immortals
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7. Haunted
8. The Alienist
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9. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library
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10. Every Which Way But Dead
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11. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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12. Undead and Unpopular
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13. Haunted: A Novel
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14. Touch the Dark
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15. American Gods: A Novel
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16. Dead and Loving It
17. October Dreams:: A Celebration
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18. Dead to the World
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19. Working for the Devil
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20. Broken

1. The Historian
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (14 June, 2005)
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Isbn: 0316011770
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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If your pulse flutters at the thought of castle ruins and descents into crypts by moonlight, you will savor every creepy page of Elizabeth Kostova's long but beautifully structured thriller Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars This historian is a good read
Okay, this is an enjoyable book, but far less enjoyable than any Harry Potter novel. I have yet to read the end, but I am disappointed that Dracula, himself, shows up only in the last 100 or so pages. That's lame.
5-0 out of 5 stars I suddenly wish I were a Historian... Wonderful*****
I found The Historian to be a wonderful & easy read from beginning to the end.Very well written.VERY Dracula-esque.If you loved Bram Stoker's original masterpiece, you will love this as well.
4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
The story begins with our heroine finding a bunch of old letters, all addressed, quite melodramatically, to "My Dear and Unfortunate Successor". Shortly afterwards, her father goes missing and she uses the letters to try and track him down. Her quest takes to monasteries and libraries all over Europe, and she finds herself being hunted down by a sinister figure - the same being that has haunted both her grandfather and father's letters, and who may be the cause of her mother's mysterious death. As she delves deeper, she finds out more about her family history and begins to understand just how truly terrible her adversary is.
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Subjects:  1. American First Novelists    2. American Horror Fiction    3. Fantasy - Dark/Horror    4. Fiction    5. Fiction - Fantasy    6. Fiction - General    7. General    8. Horror    9. Horror - General    10. Horror fiction    11. Occult fiction    12. Suspense    13. Vampires    14. Fiction / General   


2. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (03 October, 2006)
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Isbn: 0312343604
Sales Rank: 269
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Other than Kenyon, awful compilation
I didn't like one story in this book other than Kenyon's, and even that wasn't her best.The book was actually so bad that I resent the money I paid for it.And to add insult to injury, the other book I bought that was a compilation including Kenyon was even WORSE.Just a total waste of money.Two of the stories are written in the first person -- and come on, are you a 12 year old writing a story for composition class? -- and all of them are hokey and, to be blunt, lame.

2-0 out of 5 stars severely disappointed
Severely disappointed is the only way to describe my reaction to this anthology.I ran right out to buy this book because of all the positive reviews.Save your money and buy it used.

5-0 out of 5 stars Some are silver and the others gold, but all GREAT!
To say that I was looking forward to this book for the authors that I already know and love is an understatement.I couldn't wait to read L.A. Banks' story and Sherilyn Kenyon's.However, I have to say that I not only enjoyed the stories from the authors that I am already familiar with and love, but I enjoyed the stories from the authors who were previously unknown to me as well.What a great introduction to something new!I am definitely going to be broadening my book collection with some new authors and of course will continue on with the ones I love and know already.This was a book filled with interesting, romantic and exciting tales and I would recommend it to anyone.KUDOS to these writers for a capital accomplishment.
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Subjects:  1. Fantasy    2. Fantasy - General    3. Fantasy - Short Stories    4. Fiction    5. Fiction - Fantasy    6. Horror tales, American    7. Occult    8. Weddings    9. Fiction / Fantasy / General   


3. The Ruins
by Knopf
Hardcover (18 July, 2006)
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Isbn: 1400043875
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars I could not sleep for a week after reading this book!
I don't understand all the bad reviews of "The Ruins?"It kept me turning pages all night.Sure the subject matter is dark and it does not have the pat happy ending, but hey! guess what it is a horror story!As some have mentioned, I was hoping for a story that involved Mysteries at a Mayan Ruin site, but thats not what this story is about.If your are looking for a thriller/mystery wrapped in the mystery of the ancient ruin sites I agree with the reviewer who recommended "Tourist in the Yucatan." cool thriller!

1-0 out of 5 stars predictable and gross
I forced myself to read the entire gross mess in the hope there would be something worth while in there. Save yourself the trouble unles you enjoy slasher movies and that ilk.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the beach or lunch time reading
This is the perfect book to take to work and read either on break or at lunch. The plot is very straight forward and its a very easy read. There is hardly any background on the villian which would have been nice. I am still wondering about the first tunnel sighted when they go down the shaft. The ending was quite good. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Horror Fiction    2. Cancâun (Mexico)    3. Fiction    4. Fiction - Psychological Suspense    5. Horror    6. Horror - General    7. Mayas    8. Suspense    9. Suspense fiction    10. Thrillers    11. Fiction / Horror   


4. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, Book 7)
by Scribner
Paperback (01 November, 2005)
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Isbn: 0743254562
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bravo, King.
Nearly a year after reading this epic series, I decided to come on to Amazon to see how it was rated among fellow junkies. I was not at all surprised to see that the reactions to this book, not unlike most books on Amazon, spanned quite broadly across the 5-star spectrum. The biggest difference I noticed between this and other books is that regardless of what the viewpoint of the reviewer was, the description behind it was often lengthy and passionate. Most of the negative reviews are negative because King left the reader feeling betrayed, empty and hurt -- and some people can't deal with that kind of emotional burden. The beauty of his "magnum opus" is that he achieved exactly what he intended to. Out of the near 600 reviews this novel has received, very few of them are one-liner reviews shooting the book down without a second thought. Call me crazy, but I think the cascade of emotional response from his readers speaks for itself with regards to the integrity and brilliance of this series and even this ending.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower is the 7th book in the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. It is about a Man, Roland, and his quest for the Dark Tower. He picks up many companions on the way and has a huge adventure through out the books; I thought this was a great finish to a great series.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Series ever written with the perfect ending.
Book seven in the series "The Dark Tower" finally brings the much-awaited ending to a story that is impossible to put down.When I began reading this series, I became entrenched in the story, its characters and most importantly how it made me feel about life, and the world we live in.For those people who criticize the ending, I suppose it isn't for everyone, but you have to admit you didn't see it coming, and that my friends is what a true storyteller is able to do.After you finish the story, continue into the author's note to understand what I mean.As for the author, well he is brilliant as usual.The visualization you, as a reader, are able to create in your mind is unbelievable.The different worlds, the landscape, the characters, the language, and of course the story.Stephen Kings put it best when he asked everyone reading the books "I hope you are reading this for the story and not the ending."Anyone can write an ending, but to tell a truly wonderful story is impossible for most.I have recommended this series to many, and I not know of one who has disliked it.To read this sort of story, you have to keep an open mind, let your fantasies run wild and for GAN'S SAKE put down the remote, grab a glass of scotch and immerse yourself into the story.You will not be disappointed, this I promise.The scariest thing about this series, and about the ending, is that you can actually picture it happening, not just to the character but also to yourself.While my review isn't to break down the book, you can do that for yourself.It is more to entice you into reading it, but not for the ending (though incredible), but for the story and the journey.ENJOY! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Western Fiction    2. Fantasy - Epic    3. Fiction    4. Fiction - Fantasy    5. Horror    6. Horror - General    7. Horror Fiction    8. Westerns - General    9. Fiction / General   


5. American Psycho (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Vintage
Paperback (06 March, 1991)
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Isbn: 0679735771
Sales Rank: 1767
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars I found myself having a good giggle now and then
I avoided the book for quite sometime, not really sure why, it was a hot topic of conversation at uni and it's sealed cover was a good gimmick -at the time.As a rule I'm not into gore however since the novel was a critique of corporate America in the eighties I thought it might be worth an attempt, only problem however you cant cover your eyes and ask if the nasty bits are over yet.After you've been desensitized, the violence becomes comic and I found myself having a good giggle every now and then, I should also add there were times when i couldn't.Ellis has great wit and eventually you get to really like the protagonist; at arms length. Patric is wonderfully vein and obsessive about the unimportant, i loved his little music review asides, he does one of a Whitney CD, ironic that she is the embodiment of the downs side of the 80's.I wouldn't judge the book by the movie it really is a much better read.I've read other works by ellis this is the best out of the lot i've read. I don't know if it is a generational thing however he is def. 1 of the best writers of my imagination, i mean my generation.

4-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the book, 3 for my reaction
When my book club picked this book, I was worried. I didn't live in America during the 1980s, so I don't really know what it was like. The pages and pages of brand-conscious description at first confused me, but then I understood that Ellis was creating a dizzying world of superficiality and bizarre values. His psychopath camoflauges himself in the shallow world of 1980s NYC astonishingly easily.
5-0 out of 5 stars American Classic
This book captures, albeit graphically, the desperation to fit in, to conform in America. All the characters focus on where and with whom they are eating dinner, what everyone else is wearing, and how much their apartment is worth. People's names and faces are interchangeable.
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Subjects:  1. Crimes against    2. Fiction    3. Fiction - Horror    4. General    5. Horror - General    6. Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)    7. Popular American Fiction    8. Psychopaths    9. Serial murderers    10. Women    11. Doom Metal    12. Fiction / General    13. Horror & ghost stories    14. Sludge Metal    15. Stoner Metal   


6. A Hunger Like No Other (The Immortals After Dark Series, #1)
by Pocket Star
Mass Market Paperback (28 March, 2006)
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Isbn: 1416509879
Sales Rank: 2231
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my hopes and expectations!
After reading the first tale in this series in the anthology 'Playing Easy to Get', I greatly looked forward to reading this story and I was not disappointed.
5-0 out of 5 stars All I can say is "YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY"!
Lachlain should be cloned! This book is definitely a page turner...I had finals to study for and I couldn't put it down! Yes, I was that addicted!!! Lach is a little angry and tends towards the whole He-Man thing but other than that, he's romantic to the core. I suppose if you're overly feminist, you might have a problem with this book but I certainly didn't!
5-0 out of 5 stars Great New Paranormal
I bought the antholgy Playing Easy To Get for Kenyon's story, was pleasing surprised by Cole. Couldn't wait for A Hunger like No Other. The book was wonderfull.I can't under stand why a previous reviewer cringed at the dialog. Must not have read any period historicals. Cole obviously did not have the same freedom for creativity for her historicals. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Light Romantic Fiction    2. Fiction    3. Fiction - Romance    4. Romance - Adult    5. Romance - Fantasy    6. Romance - General    7. Romance: Modern    8. Fiction / Romance / General    9. Horror    10. Vampire   


7. Haunted
by Doubleday
Hardcover (03 May, 2005)
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Isbn: 0385509480
Sales Rank: 16775
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I've read most of Chuck Palahniuk's earlier work and have always enjoyed his stories. His characters are intriguing, his prose is uniquely readable, and his insights into modern American culture are simple but effective. This book, however, was a real disappointment. I put it down halfway through because I couldn't take it anymore - and I almost never stop reading a book before I've finished it.
1-0 out of 5 stars Haunted
Yuk!!! Worst Book I've ever read - I read alot and with alot of variety. This book stinks (too farfetched, retched, disgusting and plain weird).
4-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Short Stories wrapped in a Parody of Culture
Twenty-three stories told in a novel about a group of people trapped in an old theater. For the chance at success, fame, and the true great story, they make their time in the theater as gruesome, as horrible, as disgusting as possible - - because the public loves that. It's a satire on reality television. It's disgusting. It's brilliant. ... Read more

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8. The Alienist
by Random House
Hardcover (15 March, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Alienist-an American Sherlock Holmes!
For those who have read and enjoyed Sir Arthur Cannon Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mystery's...you will be on familiar ground with the Alienist.I read it when it first came out some years ago and that was my first impression.The author also uses actual historical and accurate real people... Teddy Rosevelt as NYC's top cop prior to moving on to bigger things, in the storyline.If you like Holmes and Watson, you will enjoy their American counterparts!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Alienist
If you enjoy US History that occurs during the Age of Imperialism and the time period leading up to the Spanish-American War, then this book is a sure hit.In addition, if you really enjoy an excellent murder mystery, this is a book that has a "CSI meets the Gilded Age" sort of feel to it.I also happen to be a very big TR fan, and he too, is a solid member of this cast of characters.All in all, this was easily one of my favorite books of the summer.I loved it so well, that I also just finished the sequel to it, The Angel of Death.It too, was a delight.

1-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly boring
Finally threw in the towel three quarters of the way through...didn't even bother skipping ahead to see how it ended.I kept thinking it would get better, but it never did.From now on, when I see "New York Times Bestseller" on the cover of a novel, I'll take it as a warning. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Mystery & Suspense Fiction    2. Detective and mystery stories    3. Fiction    4. Fiction - Psychological Suspense    5. Historical - General    6. Historical fiction    7. Horror - General    8. Mystery and detective stories    9. New York (N.Y.)    10. Serial murders    11. Suspense    12. Crime & mystery    13. Fiction / General   


9. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America)
by Library of America
Hardcover (03 February, 2005)
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Sales Rank: 3091
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lovecraft in perspective
It is amazing that nearly seventy years after his death, with a wealth of scholarship and information available, so many misconceptions about Lovecraft and his work still abound. Lovecraft never said that human life was worthless. He wrote: "Now all my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance is the vast cosmos-at-large". This is not to say that these things were without worth, but as someone who fully understood the implications of living in an Einsteinian universe, he recognised that these things were relative. Of course they are important to us, but there is no reason to assume that they are universal. They may be, but Lovecraft was in the business of writing horror stories (although, of course, properly speaking his later stories are more in the line of science-fiction of the kind written by Wells and Stapledon) his aim was to create new levels of dread divorced from what seemed to him to be the outdated and redundant horrors of 18th and 19th century fiction. Ants and other insects have worth, but that doesn't stop us from carelessly treading on them or exterminating them when it suits our purposes. Lovecraft's alien entities are the same, either supremely indifferent to us or actively hostile. The question should be: Does Lovecraft achieve this sense of cosmic horror in his stories? In his best stories (The Whisperer in Darkness, The Colour out of Space, At the Mountains of Madness and the Shadow Out of Time, for instance) I believe he does. All these stories are included in this excellent collection, along with the best of his earlier, more straightforward horror pieces. To appreciate his best tales (and his meticulously orchestrated prose) requires an imaginative perspective that grows richer with maturity. Of course, one is at liberty to disagree with Lovecraft's view of the universe and to dislike his style; but to dismiss his work as suitable only for children and adolescents because one finds his philosophy offensive (as some reviewers have done)is itself an immature response.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Great Edition
The LOA edition comes in a beautiful cloth binding. The pages are nice and thin and the book includes a marker ribbon. A very fitting package for such fine works.
5-0 out of 5 stars It's high time.
It would seem that after years of being left in the shadow of "genre fiction" H.P. Lovecraft is finally getting the respect that he deserves. This wonderful volume, though not including a number of earlier works such as "The Cats of Ulthar" & "The Dreamquest of Unkown Kadath", has still very handilly managed to become that which I refer to as my "Lovecraft bible"
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10. Every Which Way But Dead
by HarperTorch
Mass Market Paperback (28 June, 2005)
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Sales Rank: 4025
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars On the right track
This is the third entry in Kim Harrison's Hollows series about witch/investigator Rachel Morgan. I highly recommend you read the first two (Dead Witch Walking and The Good, the Bad & the Undead) before tackling this one or you'll be lost-plus it will ruin a few surprises if you ever backtrack and read the first two. Briefly, this series is set in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (big ups to Covington/Newport) and is set in an alternate world where humans share space with vampires, weres, fairies and other assorted supernatural beings. All of whom came out of hiding after a manmade virus wiped out a large portion of the human population of the planet. Rachel is a witch that works in a detective agency with a living vampire and a pixy. Yes, a pixy. Just trust me when I say it's better than it sounds.
3-0 out of 5 stars Self Generated Problems
One problem with Kim Harrison's engaging earth-witch/runner character Rachel Morgan is that a lot of her problems are self generated.I think this is largely intentional on Harrison's part, and having a heroine with large, real flaws is interesting, especially as Rachel herself seems sensitive to some of them, and totally oblivious to others.I think it crosses the line in this book though, and I have had to dock her a star for it.To me, the most egregious scene was not when she loses her partner Jenks by showing that she doesn't trust him, but earlier when she drags him to what she must know is likely to be a very difficult encounter with her boyfriend.This is not something you do with a coworker, even if he is also a friend.Then, after said boyfriend is out of the picture (and good riddance, there's obviously a mystery there, but it can stay unresolved and he can stay gone as far as I am concerned), she strikes up a new relationship with possibly the male character most likely to be a bad choice for her, in terms of her relationships both with Ivy and the enemy who almost killed her once.(And in fact this new boyfriend does literally blow her sky-high).She then unthinkingly does the very thing she has been explicitly warned will bring her _other_ arch-enemy to her doorstep, and finally, when the book is over, and she has supposedly learned some things about herself, she makes a formal legal commitment with a man who is a casual ally at best, and rubs Ivy's nose in it by making her an official witness.In fact her continuing snub of Ivy is another bit of self-delusion and bad judgement on Rachel's part.She imagines that she couldn't do the blood/sex thing with a female after several times describing her intense desire to do just that.Yes, perhaps that "orientation" is imposed by her "scar", but that doesn't make it less real, and she's ready enough to have sex completely outside her _species_, complete with different (though never described..) sexual anatomy.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very good and outstanding for the genre
Rachel, Ivy and Jenks are runners--sort of private detectives--in Cincinnati.But with a difference they are all inderlanders (Rachel is a witch, Ivy a vampire, and Jenks a pixie).Rachel is breaking up with her old boyfriend Nick and winds up in a relationship with Kisten an old boyfriend of Ivy's and still a friend of hers.Rachel has made a deal with a demon Algaliarept to be his familiar in return for his testimony against Piscary the vampire boss of Cincinnati.She manages to trick Algaliarept (usually known as Al) so that she doesn't get haled of to be his familiar and he is a real sore looser.She also gets him to release his previous familiar Ceri (an elf).There are a couple intertwined plots here and good writing.One fairly hot erotic scene between Rachel and Kisten as well.But this isn't really in th erotica subgenere. A little humour here and there as well (when Rachel and Piscary's lawyer meat and David a were wolf insurence adjuster for a company run by weres).It would have been better with a little stronger plot and without errors like saying that Ivy is the last of the living Tamwood vampires (vampires come in two flavors living and undead) when she has a younger sister and her father is also still living.The main villain is Lee Saladin (a witch) who is trying to take over the city from Trent (one of the few remaining elves who wants their existence kept secret) and Kisten/Ivy who are running things for Piscary. They wind up in a showdown in the ever after that ends with Al taking Lee as his familiar.Good characters and overall nice complex plot. ... Read more

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11. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 25th Anniversary Edition: Collected from American Folklore (Scary Stories)
by HarperTrophy
Paperback (09 July, 1986)
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Sales Rank: 6972
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars PERFECT FOR TELLING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE!
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK has classic campfire stories, such as ''The Hook'', and ''Me-Tie Daughty Walker'' along with lesser known tales like ''Alligators'' and ''May I Carry Your Basket''? Some stories are funny, such as ''The Viper'' (I've come to vipe your vindows) and ''The Ghost With Bloody Fingers'' (cool it dude, get a band-aid) while others are genuinely spooky, like ''The Guests'' and ''Cold as Clay''. The book was clearly intended for reading out loud, many stories even have tips for the reader, such as when to raise and lower your voice. Stephen Gammell's pictures are mysterious and darkly beautiful. I highly recommend this book for those looking for a spooky read aloud.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty darn creepy
First of all, at 14 years old, I have never been the most courageous of all, especially when it comes to ghost stories and psychological fear, the fear that lurks in your head; I have ALWAYS possessed that peculiar human craving to be scared out of my wits by a good ghost story, but like the human I am, have more often than not chickened out before getting to the "punchline" of the tale.
5-0 out of 5 stars A LOT better than R.C. Welch's "Scary Stories For Stormy Nights"!
A LOT better than R.C. Welch's "Scary Stories For Stormy Nights"! Unlike that book, these stories are original (and not sad).
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Subjects:  1. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    2. Children: Grades 4-6    3. Folklore    4. Ghost stories, American    5. Ghosts    6. Horror & Ghost Stories    7. Juvenile Fiction    8. Juvenile Horror / Ghost Stories    9. Short Stories    10. Tales, American    11. Juvenile Fiction / Horror & Ghost Stories   


12. Undead and Unpopular
by Berkley Hardcover
Hardcover (06 June, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 5197
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars undead is popular
Funny, Funny and Funny..these are the best, funniest and most exciting romances I've read in a while. The vampire theme is working and in a good way Queen Betsy is the Bomb and so is Sinclair...

3-0 out of 5 stars Reads like teen fiction
Ok, let me start off by saying that I LOVED the first three or four books.But this last two (including this one) were very disappointing.It usually takes me about four hours to read the average novel - I read this book in TWO HOURS.With the exception of the sexual content, it reads like teen fiction.The storyline is VERY simple, there is very little depth to the storyline.I pre-ordered this book because I was so looking forward to it and was so disappointed. I think I'll check the next book out of the library.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good thing I got it at the library
Okay, I'm a huge MJD fan, but. . .
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13. Haunted: A Novel
by Anchor
Paperback (11 April, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not one of his best
I am usually a huge fan of Palahniuk's, but in the case of this novel, there was not enough story and too much gratuitous violence and unnecessary gore for my liking.
3-0 out of 5 stars Good short stories, not so good novel
Palahniuk should have just put out a collection of short stories.As stand alone short stories, these are fun to read.But, instead, he tries to weave together the short stories with a weak plot about masochistic wanna be writers who are trapped in a theater cum writers workshop. If you read it, just skip to the stories in each chapter.You won't miss a thing.

1-0 out of 5 stars NOT WORTH IT!!!READ ANYTHING ELSE!
I stopped reading it at the 200th page.I got over reading it really fast. I truely tried and hoped it would get better and some how catch my attention but it did not.The stories in between the main storie were not half bad but all together it was confusing, boring and not worth reading. When you cannot get to like any of the characters theres a problem. This is the first and only books i have never finished, that says something since i have read hundreds of books. ... Read more

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14. Touch the Dark
Paperback (06 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Overwhelming Suspense
Yeah, I read it in one sitting.
3-0 out of 5 stars Promising
Obviously there were plenty of readers who liked this book and are breathlessly awaiting the sequel - so perhaps you will be one of those readers instead of the minimal percentage like me, who found this book promising but not quite there yet. One of my main problems is that the author took a lot of time talking and explaining - something that oddly reminds me of the later Anita Blake books, where they do the exact same thing (but to a more annoying degree). I ended up skipping a lot of parts, preferring to get back to the story. Another problem was that I had already fallen for Tomas, and was ready for Cassie to be with him. The author hasn't convinced me enough yet to let go of Tomas. And some things that Cassie did made me go "Huh?" Anyway, it started off promising enough and has plenty of potential. If you're unsure about this, then perhaps borrow it from the library instead of buying.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rocking new author!
Some new vamp fiction that isn't all about sex, but has just enough to make you sizzle.I enjoyed Chance's view on the vamp world. Lot's of twists and betrayals to keep you reading to the very end. I hope there's a sequel. ... Read more

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15. American Gods: A Novel
by William Morrow
Hardcover (19 June, 2001)
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Isbn: 0380973650
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great Story, but Sometimes Shallow Writing
There are already many reviews that cover the story and characters, so I'm not going to waste our time with that. Instead I'll give my opinions on the actual writing and style of the story. Overall, I thought it to be good, with a lot of potential, but could have been much better. There were three things I didn't like, and which kept me from rating it as a 4 or even 5 out of 5 stars.
1-0 out of 5 stars A wallowing, depressing and ugly book with no redeeming value whatsoever
This is the worst, most depressing piece of fiction I have ever read.There is no real protoganist and not one singular character worthy of admiration--and after a while, their actions just become inexplicable.The author's soul must truly be an ugly one to have devoted so much time and energy to using his mind to generate so many casual acts of evil throughout the book.It starts out promising but by the time you get to about halfway through the book or so you get a nagging sense that your very own soul might be sucked out of you and permanently stolen by the heart of Neil Gaiman's darkness or one of his minions.Additionally, the characters' motivations change like the shifting sands, nothing they do makes any real sense except some inexplicable movement towards doing greater and more evil en masse like some sort of coagulating bacteria or disease.What is so creepy about this book is the casualness of it all.Unlike some of Stephen King's work (ie: The Stand), there is absolutely no redeeming thread here--no rallying or marshalling the troops to combat the emerging evil.It's evil in evil vs. evil surrounded by evil.All I can say is that this book is ugly, ugly, ugly.At least writers like Joyce Carol Oats and Joseph Conrad's intentions when writing about such things is to effectively demonstrate the ill effects of such darkness, but to make heroes of characters one should avoid is unconscionable.The choices the supposed protoganist makes make no sense--and you do root forhim in the very beginning but you find he is just like one of them after all.I suspended my doubt and disbelief as long as I could but finally became so incensed by the audacity of both the literary critics and the author to pass this off as excellence, I literally stopped mid-sentence and chose to never read this author's work again.It's a shame too because he has allied himself in other incarnations with a truly gifted artist, Dave McKean, who maybe hasn't completely gone over to the dark side like Neil has.His association with Dave McKean is the only reason I even opened-up the book--and maybe a little because the title intrigued me.But it's unfortunate that the industry rewards "clever" works such as Mr. Gaiman's with undue praise.I've never so strongly disliked a book.Have you ever found yourself getting angry because you felt robbed or duped by a book?Well, don't believe the hype, this is the one to throw in the trash or disintegrate with X-men eyeball laserbeams before all your humanity is sucked out of you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Gaiman Success
If you are looking for a novel filled with action, this is not it.The only complaint I have is that at times, the book was slow and had me asking "Well?Isn't there anything else?"
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16. Dead and Loving It
by Berkley Trade
Paperback (04 April, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 11701
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Typical MJD
I agree with the other reviewer who said not to read all four of the short stories in DEAD AND LOVING IT all at once.Read back-to-back, although a quick read, the stories are all extremely similar--there are even phrases in the stories that have been used, word for word, in the one that came before it.
5-0 out of 5 stars the undead are funny
All the stories were so funny and extremely sexy at the same time. I would recommended her undead books and her werewolf books to any one who is looking for entertainment. I couldn't put the books down.

2-0 out of 5 stars What a waste of money....
At least Davidson in her other books attempted a storyline and plot. In this book she just unleases her inner potty mouth and fills the pages with clit references and throbbing members. I'm wondering if she just isn't awfully horny because she didn't even try to disguise these stories as anything more than Playgirl meets Harliquin Romance. ... Read more

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17. October Dreams:: A Celebration of Halloween
by Roc Trade
Paperback (03 September, 2002)
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Isbn: 0451458958
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Captures the Spirit of Halloween -- with one flaw...
This collection of stories, various author's halloween memories is perfect for getting into the halloween spirit.The collection is more often concerned with faithfully recalling the ambience and spirit of halloween and its place in our culture than it is about scary stories.There is one flaw, in my opinion: the inclusion of Paul Wilson's story, Buckets.The editors of this collection should have known better than to spoil an otherwise great anthologywith an author that is clearly more interested in his political agenda (his other work, incidentally, suffers the same redundant flaw-- its propaganda).

2-0 out of 5 stars Where's The Scares?
Not here! This is truly a lame anthology.
4-0 out of 5 stars A Celebration of Halloween Indeed
This is a celebration indeed.It's not a horror anthology; I can't say that a lot of it is even scary.More than half of the stories are essays of the author's memories of Halloween.I feel that this is as it should be.Halloween is a look backwards, before the disenchantment of the world.When there were still dark corners of the earth, where the unexplained still covered a wide variety of phenomena, before positivist materialism drew the colors out of life, leaving only gray.Halloween has both a dark and an exciting side, where the dead may rise to life and spirits of the dead may revel, but also where people can see and experience that something more than this world exists, that we are more than just ashes and dust and that life is has a purpose more than the 70-odd years we have.We love to be comfortably scared, and so we have one night a year where we allow ourselves to believe in phantoms and faeries, that we can feel "something that's just not right."
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18. Dead to the World
Paperback (03 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Best So Far
Of all the Southern Vampire mysteries, this one is my favorite so far. There was a logical (if somewhat thin) storyline that was fairly easy to follow, the characters acted predictably, and there was enough going on to make the story interesting, but not overwhelming.
2-0 out of 5 stars Not so much....Yawn.
I don't want to talk badly about this book by Charlaine Harris because she seems like a very bubbly, fun, author.You could feel her personality coming out through the story and it made you laugh quite often.However, overall I did not enjoy the storyline.It is most likely the case that this genre is not for me and not the fact that the book was terrible.
4-0 out of 5 stars About 3 1/2 stars, really. . .
I don't see anything exciting about this book. It was a lackluster shadow of LKH's vamp stories; sort of like Anita Blake on tranquilizers--ELEPHANT tranquilizers.
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19. Working for the Devil
by Orbit
Mass Market Paperback (01 March, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Helluva good book
Dante (Danny) Valentine knew her day wasn't going to be the best when the demon showed up at her door.Seems Lucifer himself had summoned her below.
5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait to Read the Sequel!
I'm a paranormal romance fan and an urban fantasy fan and a cyberpunk fan, and Lilith Saintcrow's new series, that begins with Working for the Devil, combines all three so how could I resist?
5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely kickass!!!!
I read EVERYTHING in the paranormal genre.Romance.Cops n' robbers.Detective.Past.Present.Future.Erotic. You name it.If it's got anything paranormal about it, i'm game to shell out my money to read it.
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20. Broken
by Spectra
Mass Market Paperback (25 April, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The pack is back, and it'sa good thing!
The pack is asked to recover a letter presumably written by the jack the ripper in exchange for the location of a 'mutt' (a werewolf who kills humans).Elena (very pregnant), Clay, and Jer go to Toronto to steal the letter, only to discover the letter is linked to a magical portal which has brought evil to our own time. Can Elena and the pack stop the ancient evil before it is too late?
5-0 out of 5 stars Step into another world...
I really liked this book, mostly in part because the genre of the paranormal is something that has facinated me for years. Inside this book, we learn of a female warewolf who finds herself pregnant and worried what changing might do to her unborn baby. Also, there was a lot of action and a really great story beneath it all.
3-0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read, and an interesting take on the supernatural
Although it doesn't have the snap and sizzle of some other authors, I really enjoyed Kelley Armstrong's werewolves, and the situations they find themselves in.
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