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by Ellen Datlow

eBook The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2 download ISBN: 1597801739
Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Night Shade Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 300
ePub: 1688 kb
Fb2: 1454 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Having read several of Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year volumes now, I think they are very good. It’s difficult to rank individual volumes because any collection of stories is going to contain pieces that work for some and not others.

Having read several of Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year volumes now, I think they are very good.

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Ellen Datlow, E. Michael Lewis, Richard Bowes, Steve Duffy, William Browning Spencer, Glen Hirshberg, Trent Hergenrader, Nicholas Royle, Margaret Ronald, Laird Barron, Euan Harvey, Miranda Siemienowicz, Daniel Kaysen, JoSelle Vanderhooft, R. B. Russell, Graham Edwards, Joe R. Lansdale, Mike Allen, Margo Lanagan, Daniel LeMoal, Adam Golaski, Simon Bestwick The Best Horror of the Year – Volume One Acknowledgm. Reprinted by permission of the author. packager of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

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It is the first in The Best Horror of the Year series. The book includes 21 stories, all first published in 2008. The book also includes a summation by Datlow, and a list of honorable mentions for the year. The stories are as follows: E. Michael Lewis: "Cargo". Richard Bowes: "If Angels Fight". Steve Duffy: "The Clay Party".

Carey’s characterizations make this book pop. It’s fascinating to watch the relationships evolve, and characters who initially only appear in the background begin to emerge into the light. Because the reader really cares about most of them, the book is edge-of-your-seat suspenseful-and agonizing. Despite what you think is going to happen, there are plenty of surprises. Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill (Macmillan) is about what happens when an old, unwelcome acquaintance inserts himself back into the life of a horror writer, imposing his disgusting, debased presence into.

For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror.

In addition to providing excellent fiction to read, this is the perfect book for discovering new authors and enriching your life through short fiction. For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror fans crave.

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Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel Murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight--and more--missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discotheque; a college professor holds a classroom mesmerized as he vivisects Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"...What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Comments: (7)
PC-rider
I've read several volumes of this series -- not in order of publication. This one is the best so far, in my opinion, and I haven't even come close to finishing it. I'm writing this having read only three of the seventeen stories, and even if I don't read any more (but I will! I will!) it's been well worth at least twice the price. "The End of Everything" is a zombie story, entirely original and horrifying; "each thing i show you..." is complex, riveting, and utterly terrifying; "The Lowland Sea," science-fiction set in the near future, is completely believable and really, really frightening. These are smart, gripping, atmospheric stories. The quality of writing is top-notch. Good horror hits you in the pit of the stomach, stays in your mind for a long time, and gives you nightmares. If you can't take that, don't read this book.

I'll stop raving now... gotta go back and start reading again!
Rude
Having read several of Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year volumes now, I think they are very good. It’s difficult to rank individual volumes because any collection of stories is going to contain pieces that work for some and not others. Like every collection I’ve ever read, this collection has stories that just didn’t work for me. It’s hard to ignore them and give the book five stars. At the same time, giving the collection three stars doesn’t seem fair. (Not to mention nobody reads three star reviews). This volume is weirder than others. Most of the stories here do not fall into the standard horror story genre. They aren’t stories to read outside at night by the light of a fire (well, except maybe ‘The Nimble Men’ or ‘The Crevasse’). They are more unsettling and thought provoking, like ‘Technicolor’ which is a study of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, or Lotophagi, which is told from the viewpoint of someone that can barely get the words down sensibly on paper (intentional? Not sure.) Gemma Files’ and Stephen J. Barringer’s ‘each thing I show you is a piece of my death’ is an ingenious tale that not only terrifies, but stands as a commentary on the genre as well as a furtherance of a living dialogue on the genre – my favorite of the collection. Quite frankly, even the duds here, for me ‘Strappado’ and ‘The End of Everything’ are worth reading. All around, this entire series, so far, is a must have for anyone reading horror or the weird.
Zeks Horde
This series is amazing. I'd about given up on horror (outside of Stephen King's of course) because so much of it is badly written. This entire series outstanding - plotting, character development, use of supernatural, literary value - all just surprised me. I started with book 6 but have since gotten book 2 which I'm currently reading. I'll be getting others in this series as they really are well done.
Elizabeth
I have to admit I was a bit let down by volume one of The Best Horror of the Year. For my taste, I found the stories a bit dry and slow and lacking in personality. I'm happy to say the series comes back with bang with volume two. Overall, I found this group of stories far more lively and unsettling. My favories were the creepy "each thing i show you is a piece of my death" and the utterly wonderful "What Happens When You Wake up in the Night." I'd also like to call out "Mrs. Midnight" by Reggie Oliver, which was filled with personality and was exactly what I was missing in volume one. I'm now very much looking for to volume three.
Fohuginn
Hopefully this makes sense to you. The writing is betting than the horror is. Most of these stories fit into the "scary after deep thought" mold and never leave it. Think O Henry with a more macabre vibe. It s worth your time however, just to remember what good writing is like even if the scares lack oomph.
Warianys
This collection of stories are great for the connoisseur of horror. Favorites in this collection include the stories by Prentiss and Duffy. And if you are afraid of the water, definitely don't read "Dead Loss".
Erienan
AWESOME SERIES
A good mix without the peaks and valleys of quality that one generally encounters in a typical anthology. Most of these stories are pretty darned good.