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Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Inferno New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural As stated in her introduction to Inferno Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors for stories that would provide the reader with a frisson of shock or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the

  • Title: Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
  • Author: Ellen Datlow
  • ISBN: 9780765315588
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As stated in her introduction to Inferno, Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors for stories that would provide the reader with a frisson of shock, or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort or a sensation of fear so palpable that the reader feels compelled to turn on the bright lights and play music or seek the company of otAs stated in her introduction to Inferno, Ellen Datlow asked her favorite authors for stories that would provide the reader with a frisson of shock, or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort or a sensation of fear so palpable that the reader feels compelled to turn on the bright lights and play music or seek the company of others to dispel the fear Mission accomplished Datlow has produced a collection filled with some of the most powerful voices in the field Pat Cadigan, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K W Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to name a few Each author approaches fear in a different way, but all of the stories characters toil within their own hell An aptly titled anthology, Inferno will scare the pants off readers and further secure Ellen Datlow s standing as a preeminent editor of modern horror.

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    1. 3.5 stars. "The Monsters of Heaven" by Nathan Ballingrud is one of the best short stories I have ever read. It haunts me to this day. The rest of the stories are okay to excellent, but if you have a chance, seek out Ballingrud's story.

    2. I had been an admirer of ghost stories and the "quiet horror" (although I never used to know it under that name) ever since I started reading fiction. Violence, especially if that is described to be taking place in the commonest possible circumstances (e.g. within the four walls of a drab room occupied by a family not that different from mine), or which involves loss & pain to people who can be actually felt for in everyday life (e.g. someone's children or wife getting lost or murdered or to [...]

    3. Așa-și-așa. Câteva povestiri foarte bune, câteva povestiri bune și câteva care nu știu ce caută aici. Un volum destul de bun per ansamblu, dar care nu e chiar atât de horror pe cât lasă de înțeles editoarea în prefață: că a ales povestiri terifiante, care să te bântuie mult timp după ce le-ai citit. Sunt mai mult povestiri care te fac să te simți mai degrabă incomfortabil, decât să te sperie, parcă autorii au vrut să mizeze mai mult pe poveste, decât pe atmosferă, o [...]

    4. A really nice collection of short horror and supernatural stories from very different authors, with each bringing their own style and touch to the subject.

    5. I probably would've given us three stars, simply because I'm not a huge fan of short stories when I comes to her. I love them I just can't take an entire anthology it wants most of the time. This collection however really stood out, and is actually one of the better horror collections I've read in a while. And I had some real gems in it, and of course it had the usual flops that just bored me to tears. Overall this was a really good collection, and there are definitely some moments that even a s [...]

    6. Inferno was okay, not my favorite anthology edited by my favorite editor, Ellen Datlow. The concept was interesting. She wanted to edit a collection of horror stories not themed. She succeeded at this, but I just didn't find myself reading many of the stories and being really excited about them. I liked that the collection didn't include your typical horror monsters like vampires and werewolves. The stories are not bad; they just weren't really my favorites. The author selection was a good one; [...]

    7. Not exceptional, but not terrible. Closer to 2.5 stars, but that's not an option.The anthology's tile is the loosest of thematic underpinnings for this collection, which in itself is a far cry from the editor's stated aim of giving readers "a frisson of shock." Most of the stories are solidly written, but few sustain the kind of creepy, atmospheric suspense that can lead to the chills and thrills you'd expect from quality horror.The better reads were "The Ease with Which We Freed the Beast" and [...]

    8. Ellen Datlow co-edited my favorite set of anthologies, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (21 volumes, 1987-2007), editing/choosing the horror half. Lots of good stories therein over the years, so I had high hopes for this collection. The cover copy states that her goal was stories (all original to this anthology) that "provide a frisson of shock or a moment of dread so powerful it might cause the reader outright physical discomfort; or a sensation of fear so palpable as to compel the reader to [...]

    9. More later. There's some good stories, but I thought the quality or better, edge, faded down the stretch. The collection started out great, with some pretty dark stuff, but by the end, with Datlow's old anthology, Terri Downing, delivering a by the numbers bore-fest, "The Suits Auderlene," I had had enough. In with a bang, out with a whimper. Stories to read: "Riding Bitch," by KW Jeter"The Forest," by Laird Barron"The Monsters of Heaven," by Nathan Ballingrud(Note: These 3 great stories are in [...]

    10. Anthologies like this are about the only place to find horror short stories these days, which is unfortunate because I think scary short stories are pretty awesome. The perfect length to read before turning off the light at night. And reading one right before bed is like dropping a little bit of mental lsd into your dreams.Ellen Datlow has been doing the horror thing for a couple of decades now. She’s edited over 50 anthologies and won a ton of awards for doing so. The point is, if you are gon [...]

    11. All short stories in this anthology were written by award-winning authors, young and older. Most write for horror magazines where their stories are regularly featured, as well as write novels, many of which win the Bram Stoker Award. I love short horror/thriller fiction anthologies as the variety is excellent and the editor(s) are so dedicated to getting the anthology published.Authors include: Terry dowling,(the suits at auderlene, 2007, Paul finch, Bethany's Wood , 2007Laird barron, The Forres [...]

    12. I have a rule for short stories: if I get to the end of the second page and I haven't encountered a human being whose fate I care about, I stop reading. This saves me a lot of time reading The New Yorker, and it means that of the twenty stories in this collection, I only read twelve all the way through.I only liked four: Stephen Gallagher's "Misadventure," a quiet little story about a man who used to see ghosts; Joyce Carol Oates' "Face," which seems to be mostly about our horror of old age; Luc [...]

    13. Another excellent collection.My favorites:"The Monsters of Heaven," by Nathan Ballingrud, which is a story that I wish I'd written."Ghorla," by Mark Samuels, a horror story as if written by John Kennedy Toole and Guy de Maupassant. "Face," by Joyce Carol Oatesrt of her power as a horror writer is that you get the sense that no matter how horrific the things she writes are, she's pulling punches."Bethany's Wood," by Paul Finch, which I won't spoil but is a particularly fine example of a particula [...]

    14. Decent! The premise is that these stories will be more unnerving than necessarily scary. The book really kicks in a few stories in. Laird Barron's story was reliably entertaining and unsettling, even if it doesn't hit the heights of some of his other ones (such as "The Men from Porlock"). There is a story in here, though, that is one of my all-time favorites (can't remember the name, unfortunately). It begins when a family finds out that their son died on a bus crashexcept he soon returns home a [...]

    15. Great original horror anthology. I really wish more like it were published. Lots of great authors deliver, particularly Lucius Shepard, Terry Dowling, and Glen Hirshberg.I'm usually amazed by Jeff Ford, but his story really left me thinking "Huh?" and felt misplaced. The Elizabeth Bear story wasn't my cup of tea, either.I'm keeping an eye out for stories by Nathan Ballingrud, whose "Monsters of Heaven" is excellent.

    16. Hated it. I prefer classic elements of horror: supernatural happenings, creatures, and so on. It seemed like the entire book was simply psychological horror - i.e. characters going mad over guilt or trauma. Sometimes stories like that are excellent, but I would have preferred that the book not be dominated by them.

    17. A terrific book of contemporary horror stories, amongst which Pat Cadigan's 'Stilled Life,' and stories by Lee Thomas, Lucius Shepherd and Paul grant especially stand out.There's a full review at Suite101

    18. I found most of the stories to be rather dull and not really living up to the 'horror' aspect of things. I honestly cannot name one story in the book that I truly enjoyed. I had been extremely hopeful on getting some honest-to-goodness horror but was left out in the cold.

    19. One word: disappointment. I was promised blood-curdling tales of horror and I got a collection of timid short stories that didn't even make me flinch. Maybe I should have read them late at night, by the flickering candle light, instead of going through them in broad daylight, who knows?

    20. I would recommend only six stories: Misadventure, Lives, The Uninvited, Ghorla, Face (Joyce Carol Oates and feminist psychological horror),and Hushabye. The other fourteen disappointed, underwhelmed, bored, or had an interesting idea that was like a single without any runs being scored.

    21. Ellen Datlow, my go-to horror anthologist, has really let me down this time. The collection is not bad--in fact a few of the stories, including the first one, are actually quite good. But the overall sense trying to search for a few diamonds in a coal mine.

    22. This was probably more of a 3.5, but there were some quite excellent stories in it, so I'll bump it up on the strength of those stories.

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