In a Lonely Place ( kindle ) AUTHOR Karl Edward Wagner –

Re but it was one hell of a trip I m not sure it s over either How coolBeyond Any Measure Why hasn t this happened often It s such a wild twist but seems almost obvious when it finally happens view spoilerA woman is Mathruhridayam reincarnated takesevenge on the vampire inhabiting her former body hide spoiler i d been looking for this book for about ten years could never find it for less than 50 finally stumbled on it by accident at the LA paperback book festival 20 couldn t afford not "To Buy It Went "buy it went and ead it straight through filled with glee now was it worth it well i would say no although Sticks is of course a great story scary as hell and often anthologized and 220 Swift is pretty good and Where the Summer Ends and The River of Night s Dreaming are both excellent okay so i guess it s worth it already but then THEN the last story Beyond Any Measure which frankly isn t eally all that good lots of goofy 80s leather SM cocaine party nonsense and chicks makin out in the shower for our enjoyment suddenly on the last two pages pulls out this amazing premise holy shit such a great idea couldn t believe it just A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned really brilliant wish the story itself was better but hey it s a once in a century type story idea and if wagner never did anything else in his life that idea alone would last him forever muchespect This is a eally eally good collection of dark horror tales from Karl #Edward Wagner one of the masters of the genre who passed tragically early Some of the stories are beginning to #Wagner one of the masters of the genre who passed tragically early Some of the stories are beginning to their age but that happens to all stories and no one knocks Poe for not talking about smart phones The River of Night s Dreaming is a Robert Chambers inspired story that s always been a favorite of mine and serves as an example of Wagner s appreciation and knowledge of the history of the field I ve ead pieces from many famous genre writers naming Sticks as their favorite all time horror short story I ll echo Peter Straub s introduction and say there s not a story in the book that isn t superior This is one of the best. Of Night’s Dreaming Beyond Any Measur. Hollywood performing in sleazyporntorture movies and with supernatural help gets evenge on her erstwhile lover who went on greater success in tv and movies220 Swift Investigation of caves go awry but one of the characters discovers his kinship with an underground aceThe River of Night s #Dreaming Hey a story inspired by The King In Yellow KEW says of this story The protagonist is #Hey a story inspired by The King In Yellow KEW says of this story The protagonist is male but perceiving himself as female in his psychotic state and the eality of the story is from hisher point of view The story is deliberately set upon two levels supernatural and psychotic and the levels merge and interchangeThe story concludes with The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division remarkable lines from the fictional dangerous play The King in Yellow Iesist the temptation to Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) reprint them here Beyond Any Measure A supernatural suspense story witheincarnation vampires lesbianism wild parties Introduction Peter Straub pretty much Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl raves about KEW high praise from one of his peers It seally interesting Défendre Jacob reading this in comparison to the introduction he did to Walk on the Wild Side The Best Horror Stories of Karl Edward Wagner Volume 2Prologue to In the Pines Lonely Places is a mood setting page that paints a bleak pictureIn the Pines is wonderfully macabre The descent of the main character is perfectly done horrible for itselation to the authorWhere the Summer Ends Wow I last Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide read this years agoemembered it as creepy but wow Such a cool idea so well done I felt the heat of the nightSticks I like it when I have difficulty telling when I stepped out of Black Gold in North Dakota reality into the supernatural PerfectThe Fourth Seal is perhaps one of the best most believable conspiracy theories I ve everead220 Swift takes several tropes that Robert E Howard used in his stories an old Greek myth blended uniuely served superbly I kind of knew where it was going but the ending still horrified meThe River of Night s Dreaming So often the supernatural element is obvious In this story the POV is so unreliable as to toss eality up for grabs What eally happened I m not su. SSticksThe Fourth Seal220 SwiftThe River. In a Lonely PlaceI was lucky enough to obtain a copy when first published and it has pride of place in my libraryIt can still be found but the price is idiculousAlthough Karl is over fond of the word lich these stories stand the test of time and are truly unforgettable Especially Sticks and The Fourth Seal I highly ecommend I first came across Karl Edward Wagner as the editor of a series of Year s Best Horror Fiction It was from that series that I encountered some fantastic stories such As Tiger In The Tiger in the by Daniel Wynn Barber Egnaro by M John Harrison and Black Man in a Wynn Barber Egnaro by M John Harrison and Black Man in a by TED Kline Karl Edward Wagner studied #Medicine And Psychiatry But Became #and psychiatry but became and left it writing Conan the Barbarian novels and short horror fiction I got this book from the public libraryIn some ways Karl Edward Wagner is an old school horror writer in other ways he has a contemporary approachIn The Pines A well crafted and well written story about a seductive female ghost But as ghost stories go kind of outineWhere The Summer Ends The story takes place in KEW s homestate of Tennessee Strange dangerous creates hide in the kudzu Kudzu is a vine that will grow a foot a day during the summer and simply overwhelm anything in its path Sticks This story won the British Fantasy Award and was a unner up in the World Fantasy Award for best short fiction Lovecraftian fiction but written in a contemporary style Earlier on goodreads I had described paint by numbers Lovercraftian fiction and this story exhibits it1 Reference to an imaginary and dangerous book2 God like space aliens3 One of the characters goes mad The Fourth Seal Not so much horror but like 1970s style conspiracy fiction and like some episodes of the X Files A young brilliant doctor encounters a secret organization which 1 has the cure for various diseases but withholds it from the public and 2 occasionally unleashes new diseases Why does this organization do this In order to keep the prestige of the medical profession highMore Sinned Against The main character worked in. ContentsIn the PinesWhere the Summer End.