Dystopiaby Richard Christian Matheson
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The critically acclaimed collection of Richard Christian Matheson's stories of dread and the 'irreal'. Inescapably troubling and bizarre, these sixty stories are severe and immediate. From Siamese twin country western acts to an alcoholic Santa Claus to movie theaters used as execution chambers, to death by orgasm, to modern-day savages in Hawaii, to beds that have sexual lives of their own, to pleasure by self-mutilation, these stories are a scape of ominous excess and psychological revelation. Matheson's heralded style is, as always, both distilled and hypnotic.
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- Crossroad Press
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- 1 MB
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As a writer, Richard Christian Matheson has good and bad points. It's entirely unfair to judge him with his famous father in mind. On his own, he's an effective and imaginative fantastist. This collection might or might not be to your taste, but every story is vividly told. As a book -- well, even if you just read the introduction in the free sample, you'll see some uncorrected typos. Was this book not proofread at all?
Some truly original and disturbing stories. Well worth the cost!
If i see a review so marked by capital As drop any idea of trying sample to be sure the additions to As implies a copy cat but the opinions are the same high stars
A unique vision. A distinct style. Definitely not your “same old, same old” --- Unless, of course, your “same old, same old” happens to include copious amounts of spattered blood, a taste for Stiletto steel and an I.V. drip of horrifying, unbridled obsession. In which case….