The king in yellow [NOOK Book]

The king in yellow

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  • BN ID: 2940018868637
  • Publisher: New York F.T. Neely
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 409 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    If Chambers had stuck with the horror genre all the way through

    If Chambers had stuck with the horror genre all the way through instead of the tonal whiplash of switching to 
    war story and Bohemian romance schlock, this would have garnered at least three stars.  The Bohemian stories
    were such a slog to get through that I almost gave up on finishing, and I honestly can't remember the last time I 
    did that.
    If you MUST get this book, read the horror stories and ignore the rest.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Inconsistent, but some were quite good

    Overall I liked it. A collection of short stories, the first several of which have a common theme where the play The King in Yellow, which supposed has the power to drive it's readers mad, appears. The supernatural, science fiction and horror aspects I quite enjoyed. The last few didn't have that common theme.

    I liked the first stories better than the latter. Even though it was quite obvious where the stories were headed they were entertaining. I'm not sure if I've read some of them before or if those plots have been used in other stories/media. The last couple of stories revolved around late 19th century Paris and rather than any supernatural events they were more like romances.

    The Repairer of Reputations came out in 1895 but was set in 1920. The projections bothered me a little simply because I had to remind myself that it was written 25 years before it was set. Outside of the setting, the story is about a man recently released from a doctor's care who is under the impression he has a divine rite to rule America as King and seeks the assistance of a sick recluse who advertises he can influence reputations. 4 stars

    The Mask is the story of a sculptor who discovers the formula with the ability to turn living things into perfectly sculpted stone. This ends in tragedy for the sculptor and those around him. 5 stars

    In the Court of the Dragon involves the mental deterioration and hullucinations of a man in church in Paris. 3 stars

    The Yellow Sign surrounds an artist, the model he falls in love with and the creepy church yard guard. Of course it comes to a bad end. 4 stars

    The Demoiselle D'ys was my favorite of the stories involving a man who gets lost in the moors gets found by a pretty young woman out enjoying falconry. 5 stars

    The Prophets' Paradise was a series of little scenes that, quite frankly, didn't seem to have much of a narrative. It seemed more like just some random ramblings, stuff someone might write as an exercise to get started rather than something you would publish. 0 stars

    The Street of the Four Winds was a little short story of a man who befriends the cat of a neighbor, then follows it home. This was the last of the stories I actually liked. 4 stars.

    The Street of the First Shell took place in Paris during a siege by the Germans. I kept waiting for the supernatural twist but it never came. It was more of a romance than anything. The expectation may have influenced my enjoyment of this story somewhat. 2 Stars

    The Street of Our Lady of the Fields was a once again a romance, but done better than the previous story. Involving art students and the women they are involved with. 3 stars

    Rue Barree was another little romance story set in Paris involving some of the same characters of the previous story. I didn't enjoy this one as much as Our Lady of the Fields. 1 star

    The eBook was formatted well with no obvious errors.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    A must for any die-hard Lovecraft fans

    Lovecraft and the Call of Cthulhu corpus make many references to Chamber's "the King in Yellow", and this book is worth checking out. Not as overtly supernatural/pulp as Lovecraft's stories, this is still an interesting and creepy story of mysterious madness.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Bad ebook conversion.

    Google scanned copy of expired copyright classic. First few paages are scanned, then the text begins. Unfortunately their ocr leaves a lot to be desired and the text is barely readable. Low rating for the file, not the book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Crud

    This is not a good version at all. Avoid.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    An excellent read if you like this genre. Not to be overlooked.

    An excellent read if you like this genre. Not to be overlooked. Brilliantly creepy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Am i being punked?

    -_- ...... =_= i swear i see dem camerass... this book sucks more than my dead goldfishes life.
    Run if you want to survive

    -supergirl-

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    ????????

    I did not understand anything in this book! :-(

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Missing pages.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    Would not download

    For whatever reason this copy would not download for me.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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