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Prime Evil This stunning collection of novellas and short stories by masters of the macabre brings to fans and newcomers an unrelenting spell of horror and suspense These are tales that strike beyond sheer terro

  • Title: Prime Evil
  • Author: Douglas E. Winter Stephen King Thomas Ligotti Ramsey Campbell Whitley Strieber Jack Cady Paul E. Hazel Dennis Etchison
  • ISBN: 9780453005722
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This stunning collection of novellas and short stories by masters of the macabre brings to fans and newcomers an unrelenting spell of horror and suspense These are tales that strike beyond sheer terror, as their disturbing visions capture the dark reality we all fear Features works by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Gets the adrenaline flowing WasThis stunning collection of novellas and short stories by masters of the macabre brings to fans and newcomers an unrelenting spell of horror and suspense These are tales that strike beyond sheer terror, as their disturbing visions capture the dark reality we all fear Features works by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Gets the adrenaline flowing Washington PostNTENTS Introduction, by Douglas E Winter The Night Flier , by Stephen King Having a Woman at Lunch , by Paul E Hazel The Blood Kiss , by Dennis Etchison Coming to Grief , by Clive Barker Food , by Thomas Tessier The Great God Pan , by M John Harrison Orange Is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity , by David Morrell The Juniper Tree , by Peter Straub Spinning Tales with the Dead , by Charles L Grant Alice s Last Adventure , by Thomas Ligotti Next Time You ll Know Me , by Ramsey Campbell The Pool , by Whitley Strieber By Reason of Darkness , by Jack Cady

    • Prime Evil By Douglas E. Winter Stephen King Thomas Ligotti Ramsey Campbell Whitley Strieber Jack Cady Paul E. Hazel Dennis Etchison
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    About "Douglas E. Winter Stephen King Thomas Ligotti Ramsey Campbell Whitley Strieber Jack Cady Paul E. Hazel Dennis Etchison"

    1. Douglas E. Winter Stephen King Thomas Ligotti Ramsey Campbell Whitley Strieber Jack Cady Paul E. Hazel Dennis Etchison

      Douglas E Winter is an American writer, critic and lawyer A life long interest in horror has led him to develop a parallel career as horror writer and horror critic Winter edited horror anthologies Prime Evil 1988 , and Revelations 1997 as well as the interviews collection Faces of Fear 1985, revised 1990 He has also written biographies of Stephen King and Clive Barker He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

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    1. Terrible. I do not recommend this book to anyone. Had I read this collection without knowing it was horror I would have said it was about mental illness or being bored to death.Nightflier - Stephen King2 - Didn't get good till the last couple pages. Sometimes King writes a ton of boring filler, this is one of those timesHaving A Woman At Lunch - Paul Hazel2.5 - Not sure why they cannibalized her, were they always cannibals?The Blood Kiss - Dennis Etchison2 - The script was better than the storyC [...]


    2. There was some really good stuff and some other stuff I wasn't sure why it was here, because it seemed mostly fantasy.However, stories by King, Etchison, Barker, Morrell, and Straub raised the level very high. Overall very good.


    3. While some of the stories in this collection were fun to read, if I did not know that this was a collection of horror stories I would of never known. Personally most of the stories dragged on and had little to no "horror" or creep factors. I went into this book ready to feel creeped out and came back very dissapointed. I would not suggest this to someone who really likes to be scared from books but would to people who have just started to dabble in the world of horror.


    4. Overall, I didn't really like this collection. It doesn't really live up to the premise of the collection being a "horror" collection in my humble opinion. Some stories just feel like off-color odds and ends that wouldn't fit into an author's other anthologies. Others were just bad. There were a few good stories here, though not all of them were "horror" in my understanding of the genre.My favorites from this set include:"Coming to Grief" by Clive Barker ***"Food" by Thomas Tessier ****"Orange i [...]


    5. I read this collection lo those many years ago (20 years ago, maybe???) because Stephen King was part of it. But then random things remind me of one of the most haunting and painful stories I have ever been put through. I always thought SK wrote the story. Thanks to modern technology, I'm able to track the book down for GoodReads. "Prime Evil" is the title of the book of collected stories. SK's contribution was great. (I thought I was talking to a friend about his story, "The Night Flier," and s [...]


    6. I liked this one quite a bit--but most of the stories had the same format: slow burn psychologically-based (if usually still supernatural) horror. Lots of ghosts. If that's the kind of thing you like, you'll find it here.My standouts here were the Clive Barker story and the Jack Cady novella at the end. The Peter Straub story has been in several other anthologies I've read lately, and that's quite good, too.


    7. My top 3:Having a woman for lunch-snappy, sick little twist at the endComing to Grief: A longer story that I just loved.Orange is for Anguish, Blue is for Insanity: LOVED this story! I kind of had an idea where the story was going but I loved it all the same!The rest were okually I love Stephen King's stuff, but The Night Flyer has never been one of my favorites.Side note: I thought the intro was VERY interesting and well worth a read!




    8. Just finished this. WONDERFUL stories in here, by the masters. A must-read for horror fans and aspiring horror writers.


    9. Oh, I didn't think of this is a horror collection. There's a couple stories in here that I can't even say I would rate a one-star. But I did enjoy the Night flier by Stephen King and The pool by Whitley Strieber.


    10. Some really great stories, but some really meh stories.I thought Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity by David Morell, Night Flier by Stephen King, and The Pool by Whitley Strieber were all great. The rest not so much. I was rather disappointed overall



    11. 1st Read: November 6, 2014 - November 12, 2014I borrowed this book from a friend about seventeen years ago and always passed it by for a different book instead. I'd moved away and forgot about it until recently. Settling in to my new place, I had went through my book collection and came across it, figuring, "What the hell!"d had begun to start it that same day. With so many great writers in this book, I was left feeling disappointed by the stories that were deemed "horror". If you are the so-cal [...]


    12. Du bon et du très très bon dans cette anthologie sortie en 1988 qui porte bien son nom, pour une fois! Promesse tenue par Douglas E. winter qui a su réunir 13 histoires d'une noirceur sans égale où la fantastique côtoie l'horreur, voir le gore. De très grands noms ici comme Stephen King, Clive Barker, David Morell et Peter Straub dont les nouvelles sont à lire absolument. ''Le genévrier'' de Peter Straub reste pour moi la plus grosse claque de ce recueil: une nouvelle sombre, dérangean [...]


    13. I think I already read this. Many of the stories have familiar names but that's easy to have in a horror book of short stories. I know I read The night flier by Stephen King it was best read the first time around because it's an average story of his. Good concept, interesting plot but for some reason doesn't take the whole concept all the way through. Orange is for anguish, blue for insanity by David Morrell is one of my all time favorite psychological horror stories (which differ from the regul [...]


    14. Francamente, es una antología muy mala. La selección no ha sido del todo afortunada, ya que, para el año en que fue presentada, había muchísimos escritores en activo haciendo cuentos mucho mejores, y sin olvidar lo principal en un relato de horror: buscar provocar miedo al lector.Aquí no hay nada de eso. Se salva el relato de Clive Barker, "La inminencia del desastre" y hay alguno que otro chispazo en alguno que otro relato. Pero más parece que quisieron capitalizar lo tan en boga que est [...]


    15. Overall it's going to have to be a 3. Stories range from 2s to 5s an the genres jump around a lot. Not so much the genres but the general feel. They jump from slasher to fantasy to supernatural to suspense I don't know. They are all incredible authors but I don't think these stories are something you should read in succession. If you tend to put a book down for a while and pick it up later this book is for you. If you like to read briskly one after another then maybe not. Then again with everyth [...]


    16. "In principio era il male" è un'antologia che contiene 13 racconti, a metà strada tra l'horror e il fantastico, scritti da altrettanti celebri autori. La miglior opera contenuta in questo volume è senza dubbio "Il Succhiatore Volante" di Stephen King che racconta le peripezie di uno strano vampiro con l'abitudine di spostarsi solo in aereo. Da segnalare inoltre la sottile inquietudine evocata da "Addio al passato" di Clive Barker; il grottesco "Cibo" di Thomas Tessier; il suggestivo e diaboli [...]


    17. Some of these stories were better than others – Stephen King's The Night Flyer about a vampire who flies from small airport a small airport killing, and the jaded reporter who tracks him down, has withstood the test of time. Another good one was orange is for anguish, blue is for insanity which was about to art students who follow in the footsteps of a controversial painter who went insane. Peter Straub wrote possibly the most powerful story in the book called The Juniper Tree, about child mol [...]


    18. I had this book when I was in junior high. I don't remember much except that I really, really liked "Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity". I don't recall the story (I think it had something to do with Vincent Van Gogh?) but reading the title is filling me with the creeps. My lizard brain must remember something at least mildly terrifying. I should dig it out and re-read it. Hope it doesn't disappoint!


    19. Winter's chosen collections of "horror fiction" generally sucked. Most of the stories were not scary at all. Although, in general, the stories are bad there were three stories that I liked that could have been interpreted as mental illness.The mental illnesses in these horror stories were a woman with suicidal depression during a grieving period, a painter with obsessive thoughts and possible hallucination, and would-be writer who has paranoid delusional ideas.


    20. Ahhhh.October. The perfect time for a good chilling tale (or thirteen!). I was familiar with some of the authors (King, Barker, Straub) but many were new to me.I particularly enjoyed the tales of Morrell ("Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity"), Ligotti ("Alice's Last Adventure"), and Cady ("By Reason of Darkness") and will definitely be looking to read more by them!


    21. Ya que no he leído la edición en su idioma original, me resulta casi imposible medir el grado de culpabilidad de la traducción en el resultado final, pero hay errores evidentes en redacción e interpretación de muchas palabras, en variados casos llegando incluso al sinsentido.Lo único más destacable: "La Inminencia del Desastre" de Clive Barker, y "Comida" de Thomas Tessier.


    22. A stunning anthology of short stories by the current masters of the horror genre. Every story is wickedly compelling, full of vampires, both traditional and some modern updates of the species. Each piece explores the human psyche and soul, revealing out most primal needs and fears as humans.Pull up your reading chair and turn on the lights. Then read and enjoy!


    23. These stories sucked. I barley understood some of them. I actually put it down half way through. I mean with names like King and Straub and Grant and Campbell, i really was looking forward to reading this. Alas I was mistaken. The only decent story in it was by Barker. Not exactly evil, but well written and thought provoking unlike the rest of this crap.


    24. As other reviewers mentioned, I was disappointed with this collection of stories. Mr. Winters definitely has a different definition of Prime Evil than I have. The stories seem more to do with people having mental health issues (PC for going crazy). As the title states the stories are by some of the masters of modern horror but none of these are there best works.


    25. The story by Paul Hazel, "Having A Woman At Lunch" is one of the best and most succinct short stories I have read in a while. The writing style reminds me a little of Donald Barthelme or Nathaniel West, spare but dripping with goodly word juice.


    26. Thirteen storiesa few were decent (using that term loosely), but, most of them weren't good at all. And a couple were downright horrible! No idea why anyone would assemble so much crap for publication!


    27. As with most anthologies, the stories range from good to predictable to boring. However, this one is saved by the two fantastic stories from Barker and Morell. I suggest you go out of your way to at least read those two.


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