Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore [NOOK Book]


Ken Goldman, author of more than 650 published stories, brings you a 150-page chapbook containing two dark novellas and three of his best twisted tales.

Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore - First there was the awful incident with Donny and the turtle. Artie, Donny's childhood best friend, could forgive that....
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Ken Goldman, author of more than 650 published stories, brings you a 150-page chapbook containing two dark novellas and three of his best twisted tales.

Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore - First there was the awful incident with Donny and the turtle. Artie, Donny's childhood best friend, could forgive that. Then Donny grew up...

Hotline - What's poor, insecure Phoebe to do when the unstable caller on the other end of the phone thinks he's dialed the suicide hotline?

A Museum Piece - The strange skull in the display supposedly stems from a demonic love triangle. But bewitching tour guide Belinda also has a wicked tale of infidelity to tell...

Sine Qua Non - Cultured, privileged, prim and proper, Timothy will tell you: Trying to kill yourself can be murder!

'Vette Fever - Wally's midlife crisis toy seems to literally be making him younger. But the worship of speed, horsepower and youth demands sacrifices...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015522235
  • Publisher: a/a Productions
  • Publication date: 10/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • File size: 506 KB

Meet the Author

Ken Goldman has published more than 650 stories in the small press since 1993. He is also the author of the novella Desiree (Damnation Books, June 2010), the collection You Had Me at Arrgh!: Five Uneasy Pieces (Sams Dot Publishing, October 2007), and the novelette Poe 103 in Barley Books Little Horrors series (UK: October 2000). A former high school English and Film Studies teacher (Horror and Science Fiction in Film and Literature) at George Washington High school in Philadelphia, PA, he is now a full-time writer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Two five star reviews for DONNY...

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five great reads in one November 6, 2012
    By N. Robinson
    Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Ken Goldman

    Ken Goldman, is the author of more than 650 published stories, which makes wonder why I feel a little cheated over this short story collection. I mean, if he's written so damned many, why tease the reader with only five? Whilst each tale is murderously brilliant in its own right, so why hold back Ken?

    Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore - This title story starts us off with a grisly tale about friendship and the lengths one man goes to keep the memory of his childhood friend alive despite the fact his friend is a downright psycho. This opener is a fantastic character study of devotion that ups the tension with each sentence until its twisted bitter end.

    Hotline - What if a suicidal man gets a number wrong and doesn't get the help he seeks. What if he contacts a soul just as wretched as himself? A Hitchcock-esque piece in which pits two like-minded souls against each other until the eventual bloody outcome.

    A Museum Piece - How could you get conjoined twins if they weren't born that way? A satisfying blend of deadly romance and witchcraft brought together in this humorous tale.

    Sine Qua Non - A slightly farcical exploration in which Timothy tries his best to kill himself without much luck. Inventive to say the least. Again, Goldman brings a taste of Hitchcock to proceedings.

    'Vette Fever- Balding? Beer gut? Sexless marriage? If you answered any of these, you're probably getting used to middle age by now. Why not a buy a sports car? And all your dreams can come true . . . A Stephen King type of story in which middle aged Wally finds his life inexplicably changing when he purchases a new Corvette for his birthday. I adored this story for its apologetic world changing strangeness; I don't even think it needed the downbeat ending. I think I would have much preferred it if Wally got to keep what he wanted, instead of choosing his sanity over his desires.

    Ultimately I wanted more, so I think I'll have to track down some more of Mr Goldman's work to satisfy this emptiness I now feel.


    5.0 out of 5 stars First class horror October 30, 2012
    By White Rose
    Donny Doesn't Live Here Any More is a collection of stories which look deep into troubled minds, with gory and downright nasty results. The lead novella tells us about Donny, a boy who grows to be a man with a love of killing, animals, people, whatever comes his way. Donny slaughters his way through an ever growing number of victims, until the real scenario is revealed... stand by for the shock!
    Hotline reveals what happens when a would-be suicide calls the wrong number, captures the imagination of the girl on the end of the phone and - well, just let's say the coffee shop won't ever be the same again.
    A Museum Piece is a look into the minds of a group of girls touring a museum and what happens when one of them fully realises just what might lie behind the story of the conjoined skulls ... does magic really work? If so, we ought to be careful what we wish for!
    Sine Qua Non takes us on a journey with a man determined to kill himself - somehow nothing goes to plan and the results are far

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