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From the PublisherLOS ANGELES TIMES
The Campfire Collection is a sturdy trade paperback chock-full of scary stories. As edited by San Francisco author Eric B. Martin, some of the entries are fact (like a section of Beryl Bainbridege's "The Birthday Boys" that follow Capt. Robert Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole), some are fiction (among them Tobias Wolff's "Hunters in the Snow"). All take place outdoors, where nature and man (and monster) can turn a wilderness outing into a nightmare experience. Authors include Edgar Allan Poe (of course), Jack London, Paul Bowles and anthropologist Judith M. Brueske. A disparate group, ordinarily, but all on the same page when it comes to making your hair stand on end.