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Phantom
     

Phantom

3.8 5
by Paul Tremblay, Sean Wallace
 

No ax murderers hunting sexy teens . . . no brutal torture for torture's sake . . . because Phantom goes beyond the scare: Paul Tremblay and Sean Wallace have collected fourteen stories by today's most thoughtful writers of horror, each asking the questions beyond what is frightening? This is just the beginning, however, with stories from Steve

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No ax murderers hunting sexy teens . . . no brutal torture for torture's sake . . . because Phantom goes beyond the scare: Paul Tremblay and Sean Wallace have collected fourteen stories by today's most thoughtful writers of horror, each asking the questions beyond what is frightening? This is just the beginning, however, with stories from Steve Rasnic Tem, Lavie Tidhar, F. Brett Cox, Stephen Graham Jones, Steve Berman, Nick Mamatas, Michael Cisco, among other fresh voices in horror.

From paranoid gold prospectors to lonely curators, Satan-worshipping Long Island teens, metaphysics-obsessed television reporters, and to Peter and Olivia and their devastating final choices detailed in the last pages of this anthology, the fourteen stories of Phantom present their horrors differently, but they all ask: How does anyone live through this?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ghosts, disaffected wives, deserted towns, obsessive journalists and children who never existed haunt the pages of this stunning, elegant and frightful anthology of “literary horror” assembled by Stoker nominee Tremblay and World Fantasy Award–winning Wallace (Bandersnatch). There are no chainsaw massacres in these 14 exquisite tales, which range from Steve Berman's hilarious Kafkaesque “Kinder,” about an infestation of German children, to Stephen Graham Jones's “The Ones Who Got Away,” a riveting account of a kidnapping gone wrong. The most outstanding piece is Lavie Tidhar's “Set Down This,” a devastating story of YouTube videos, the Iraq War and the unknown lives on both sides of the conflict. Only a few weak links, like Geoffrey H. Goodwin's lusty but clichéd “Jonquils Bloom,” mar this deliciously creepy book of horrors that prove all the more terrifying for their everyday nature. (Jan.)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940154355237
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
429 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Tremblay has won acclaim for his short fiction, and received two nominations for the 2007 Bram Stoker Award. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, two children, a hairy dog, and a soggy basement, where he is at work on a follow-up to The Little Sleep. His Web site is www.paultremblay.net.

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Phantom 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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EasyReader65 More than 1 year ago
This is just about the worst collection of so-called horror stories I have ever attempted to read. In a misguided effort to transcend the usual blood and gore of the genre, the authors and compilers have produced nothing of horror..just horrible, pretentious, artsy-fartsy, dissonant prose. It was bad Lewis Carrol on acid. News flash, guys... Even intellectuals appreciate a well-told story and entertaining verbage. Maybe, if you're lucky, this book will be discussed on some community-access channel by a couple of bored academic types at 11:30 at night. The true art of story-telling has been sent down the toilet in this quest to "create art." I would be embarrassed to be included, were I an author. In trying to elevate the genre, you destroyed it.
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