Horror Book

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Pub Date Feb 22 2022 | Archive Date Nov 30 2021

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This collection marks the ninth book by Fangoria / Dread Central writer, Thom Carnell. In this volume, we present fourteen tales—some old, some new—designed to mesmerize and astonish. From “high adventure” to quiet stories detailing the darkest corners of the human experience, Thom Carnell presents them all with an unflinching eye toward both terrifying and entertaining the unsuspecting reader.

Stories included in this collection:

Family Matters

The Promise

The Appeal



Happy Together


Tomb of the Living Dead

The Dagger of Golgotha



Collodi no Kikai


The Escort

This collection marks the ninth book by Fangoria / Dread Central writer, Thom Carnell. In this volume, we present fourteen tales—some old, some new—designed to mesmerize and astonish. From “high...

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Horror Book

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This is the first book I've read by Thom Carnell, and while the man writes like an expert, all stories in this collection are, if anything, derivative.

There's nothing awe inspiring, there's nothing truly new. You've read this stories over and over again in different books. The setting and characters might change, but the rest is just same old, same old.

No matter. I still enjoyed Mr. Carnell prowess at the keyboard, even though, half of what I read was a bit stagnant.

I will certainly read more stuff by the author in the hopes that this anthology, was a just a minor fluke.

Thank you for the free copy!

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The cover of this book and the title thrilled me at first glance. I've read many short horror stories that tingle down my spine, causing me chills and fright. Sadly, this one didn't. It's more of a mystery and suspense. As I have read each story, it didn't give me the satisfaction of horror stories. Two stories were great, the fasting one and the abandoned house. Other than that, it was a mystery and suspense reading. I wanted something to scare the life out of me, having me leave the lights on during the dark hours of the night. Even though, the stories were a fun read, as for being horror? I can't say it is. It is a different level of genre.

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This book was a page turner from beginning to end. Amazing collection of horror stories to read and absorb. As with any collection there are some that are extreme standouts however overall I found myself enjoying all of them and the entire book. Recommend. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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In this collection of horror, the author has written 14 stories. He has written frightening and innovative tales that made me want to keep reading. Horror fiction can reveal truths that in reality often obscures. You will be plunged into surreal domains. Reading these stories take me away temporary from the real world. If you are a psychological horror fan, read this book.

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If you have read more of this author's work, then you'll probably get more enjoyment out of this. That's not to say I didn't like a few of the stories. One story I outright didn't finish, but that is a personal trigger that is kind of niche. For those who may have the same trigger it has to do with the Achilles' Tendon. A few of my favorite stories though were:
The Appeal
Tomb of the Living Dead
The Dagger of Golgotha

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Thanks Netgally for letting me read. I liked this book. Loved the stories. Can't wait to buy a copy. Loved this book so much.. a must read if you like things that go bumb in the night

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